|Links For Providers|
Afterschool - Is a one-stop website connecting the public, and particualrly afterschool providers, to federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school time.
American Associate Degree Early Childhood Educators - Is a national, non-profit 501(c) (3) membership assoication. Their purpose is supporting and advocating for associate degree programs that provide professional development to those who teach and care for young children from birth through age 8 across a variety of settings.
Child Care Assistance Program payments - Check the status of your Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) payment through the Illinois State Comptroller's office.
Child Care Aware Program through NACCRRA - Is a non-profit initiative committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community.
Early Head Start National Resource Center - The EHS NRC is a storehouse of early childhood expertise that promotes the building of new knowledge and the sharing of information.
The Future of Children - Seeks to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research.
Illinois Department of Human Services - The mission of the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is to assist Illinois residents to achieve self-sufficency, independence and health to the maximum extent possible by providing integrated family-oriented services, promoting prevention and establishing measurable outcomes in partnership with communitites. The IDHS and your local Child Care Resource & Referral agency are dedicated to improving the accessibility, affordability and quality of child care in your community.
Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies - Is an organization of regional Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies serving communitites throughout the state of Illinois.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high perfoming and inclusive organization.
National Association of Child Care Professionals - Is the nation's leader among associations serving child care owners, directors, and administrators. The organization's goal is to improve, enhance and strengthen the credibility of the people who lead the child care industry by providing membership services and benefits.
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies - Is the national network of more than 850 child care resource and referral centers located in every state and most communities across the US. CCR&R centers help families, child care providers, and communities find, provide, and plan for affordable, quality child care.
National Center for Early Development and Learning - Focuses on enhancing the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from birth through age eight.
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care - The NRC's primary mission is to promote health and safety in out-of-home child care settings throughout the nation.
University of Illinois Extension-McLean County - Thousands of McLean County residents take advantage of research-based educational programming every year to enable them to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life. No matter what your age or occupation, or where you live, University of Illinois Extension-McLean County has something for you. Programming in leadership, agriculture, food and nutrition, work force preparedness and more is offered. The McLean County 4-H program reaches over 3,100 youth through 4-H community clubs or 4-H school enrichment activities.
USA Child Care - Is an organization for child care providers who believe that all children deserve high quality care. Their mission is to bring the voice of direct services providers to national and state policy dialogue.