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This is where you can find some helpful links on various subjects. Know of a good link? Email us and let us know the URL.

Child Care Aware - 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.

Department of Children & Family Services - On this website you will find timely information about Child Protection, Foster Care, Adoption, Day Care licensing and other services provided by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services.

Healthy Child Care America - Everyday millions of young children leave home to spend part or most of their day in some type of child care setting.  This site contains information to help parents make the best child care choice, as well as valuable resources specifically for child care providers.

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.

McLean County Association for Home and Community Education - The purpose of the HCE is to: provide educational opportunities and exchange of ideas; To promote leadership abilities and friendship; and to enhance lives, homes, family and the community.

McLean County Family Child Care Association (MCFCCA) - a professional organization of both new and experienced child care providers who are looking to enhance the quality of child care in McLean County by meeting monthly to discuss topics and current issues related to the family child care field.

National AfterSchool Association - Is the leading voice of the after-school profession, dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.

Association for Early Learning Leaders - Is committed to strengthening the skill level of leaders in the field of early child care and education and to improving the quality of early child care and education.

National Association for the Education of Young Children - 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.

National Association for Family Child Care - Is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.

National Child Care Association - The mission of the NCCA is to promote the growth and safeguard the interest of quality childhood care and education focusing on licensed, private providers of these services.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) - helps low income households buy adequate healthy food (Link Card).  Informational flyers in English and Spanish

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.