Becoming a Child Care Provider

• Do you enjoy spending time with children?

• Do you have extra time on your hands?

• Could you use some extra money?

• Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, opening a child care facility may be for you!

The Child Care Resource & Referral Network offers many services to help you get going. We offer many trainings throughout the year on a wide variety of topics.

Not sure how to get the word out once you have opened? There is no better way to get the word out about your program than by listing with our referral department. Parents call us every day looking for quality child care programs.

If you would like more information on how we can help you get started with your child care program, please give us a call.

If you are interested in becoming a licensed provider, please visit the DCFS website to review a copy of their licensing standards.

In addition, great start-up information can be found here on


Finding Childcare

Provider Training Calendar

Parent Resources


Child Care Resource & Referral Network
207 W. Jefferson, Suite 301
Bloomington, IL 61701

Call Us
(309) 828-1892
(800) 437-8256

Fax Number: (309) 828-0526

Email Us

Office Hours: 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Child Care Resource and Referral Network services provided in the Illinois counties of:

DeWitt, Ford, Livingston, Mclean.