Smart Start for Your Baby

Children who enter early childhood  educational programs are more likely to:

  • make better grades in school

  • graduate from high school

  • hold a job

  • earn more money

  • attend college

  • wait until adulthood to have a child

Affordable Child Care

The Illnois Dept. of Healthcare (IDHS) knows how important it is for you to find quality child care for your child. The IDHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency are working together to support families to get the information and resources you need to find and select the best child care for their child. Find out more about programs available to you at the link below.

Childcare Network of Evanston

CNE has been committed to making sure all children in our community, from birth to age five, have access to high-quality early education and childcare.  We provide no-cost early childhood education to 234 eligible children each year with funding from the federal Head Start/Early Head Start program and the Illinois State Board of Education Preschool for All program.

Illinois Action for Children's Early Learning

All IAFC Early Learning Programs are available at no cost for eligible families.

Chicago Child Care Society

The Chicago Child Care Society (CCCS) has been supporting children and families for nearly 170 years. CCCS provides community-based education and human services that address current and emerging needs to those living in the south suburbs, among other places.