Child Care Resource Service | Illinois

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8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Provider Resources

This section was recently added in order to provide providers with current information on topics that may not be covered by the other sections such as emergency preparedness, links to resources, activity ideas, etc. If you have suggestions for material to be added please contact us.
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This site provides information on infants and toddlers. Some topics include Making the Most of Playtime with your Child, Tips for Choosing Toys, Everyday Ways to Support Your Toddler’s Early Learning, etc. provides free educational material to teachers, parents and others in the field about reducing prejudice and encouraging tolerance. is dedicated to providing information and resources to improve the outcome of children, adolescents, and adults affected by autism.
GRTR! Brings research-based strategies to parents, early education professionals, and child care providers to help prepare children to learn to read and write.
Founded by Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, this program provides projects in all media, education and training for people who work with young children. Some topics covered are simple interactions , digital media and learning and includes other articles are in the archive. provides free educational computer games and activities.
This site provides many educational and cultural games and activities for children. There are also activities for teachers and child care professionals to use in the classroom. To learn about Swahili folklore or to make a mask go to the section called Africa For Kids. (Consumer Product Protection Agency)
Learn about recalls on items for children and safetly tips, such as holiday decorating hazards, and other current topics on how to keep children safe.

Red Leaf Press has many resources for Early Childhood Professionals, including for the Family Child Care business operation.