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Child Care Resource & Referral

  Agency Contact Information:
Address: 801 North Larkin Avenue, Suite 202
Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: 815.741.1163
Fax: 815.741.1170
Toll Free Phone: 800.552.5526 for referrals
Website: www.childcarehelp.com
Contact Person:

Chris Bzdon - Executive Director

  Service Profile:
Service/program name: Family Services and Provider Services
Description: Family Services:
Child Care Referrals: Parent Referral Specialists assist families in their search for child care by interviewing the parent to assess the family's needs and then providing a list of qualifying legal child care providers.
Child Care Assistance Program: Administers IDHS funds that provide low-income families the financial assistance they need for child care.
Parent Engagement: Specialists offer various Parent trainings , workshops, and series based on need and request by parents and organizations.
Provider Services:
Professional Development/Training: Training opportunities dealing with a variety of Early Childhood care and education topics.
Funds: Available for accreditation, Quality Counts Grants and scholarships for professional development.
Consultants: Concentraions including Infant/Toddler;Mental Health (SELF); and Nursing.
Quality Specialists: Assist providers with licensing, accreditation, ExceleRate Illinois standards, and program evaluation
Website: www.childcarehelp.com

Service/program name: Preschool for All
Description: Through funding from the Illinois State Board of Education, CCR&R provides high-quality education for up to 80 three-to-five year olds in Will and Kankakee counties, while specifically focusing on those children which show at-risk factors.
  General Information:
Description: Child Care Resource & Referral offers a variety of services to families, child care providers, and communities. Their mission is to promote and facilitate affordable, quality child care through assistance, education and advocacy in Will, Grundy, Kendall and Kankakee counties.

A Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
Email: kan-i-help.org