Child Care Resource Service | Illinois

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

Phone Hours
8:30 am- 3:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Tuesday

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.

www.ilqualitycounts.com/safesimplesleep
Babies haven't changed but the way we put them to sleep has. All babies need Safe, Simple, Sleep.

www.zerotothree.org
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.

www.tolerance.org
Tolerance.org provides free educational material to teachers, parents and others in the field about reducing prejudice and encouraging tolerance.

www.autismspeaks.org
Autismspeaks.org is dedicated to providing information and resources to improve the outcome of children, adolescents, and adults affected by autism.

www.getreadytoread.org
GRTR! Brings research-based strategies to parents, early education professionals, and child care providers to help prepare children to learn to read and write.

www.fci.org
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 From Lullabies to Literacy, Migrant Children: You are Special, Helpful Hints: Bedtime Struggles, etc.

www.nncc.org
The National Network for Child Care has over 1000 publications and resources related to child care on its site.

www.starfall.com
Starfall.com provides free educational computer games and activities.

www.pbskids.com
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.

www.homeinsurance.org
This link was suggested to us by a viewer. The tab she found most helpful is the one marked "Home Safety with Kids." Check it out!

www.cpsc.gov
Learn about recalls on items for children and safetly tips for products such as "Never use Bumbo seats on elevated surfaces."