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Getting Started

Are you interested in becoming a family child care provider? CCR&R offers technical assistance and workshops for potential child care providers. Call our office at 1-800-545-7439 and request a potential provider packet. We will send you information on licensing through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, initial equipment/costs for meeting licensing standards, equipment suppliers, caring for children with special needs, working with the Child Care Assistance Program, and the Child Care Food Program.

Call and sign up to attend one of our Getting Started workshops. The workshops are free of charge and you will receive free resources to help you establish your child care program.

EIU Student Child Care Providers

FCS and Early Education Majors interested in providing child care during should contact Ashley at 217-581-6900, or stop by our office to pick up an application.

Resources for Providers

March is Illinois Poison Prevention Month

Click on the following links for resources to enhance your child care program.

Child Care Chatter

 Child Care Aware

Food and Nutrition Information Center

Gateways to Opportunity


Illinois Early Learning Project

Illinois Department of Human Services

Illinois Department of Children

and Family Services

Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies

Internal Revenue Service


Kids in Danger


Kids Health

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)


National After School Association

National Network for Child Care

National Association for Family Child Care

National Child Care Association

National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies

National Association of Child Care Professionals

Strengthening Families Illinois

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission