Childcare Referral

Child care Resource and Referral Program

The University offers a free resource and referral program to help you learn about childcare options and find the best fit for your family. Searching for quality child care can be an overwhelming and time-consuming process. Parents can conduct an efficient, well-informed search with information and advice provided by Action for Children, a non-profit agency that specializes in child care connections.

Action for Children - Faculty, staff and students can call (773) 356-8135 to reach a designated childcare specialist.

  • Learn about childcare options:
    • Childcare centers
    • Family providers 
    • In-home care 
    • Pre-Schools
  • Receive provider referrals with confirmed openings.
  • Access providers conveniently located throughout Illinois.
  • Learn about features of quality programs.
  • Ask questions, get tips and guide sheets to inform your search.
  • Receive information about financial assistance options.
  • You may access the program as frequently as you like.

 Parents are advised to carefully evaluate each provider to determine what is best for their family's needs, as these services cannot make recommendations.