Illinois Action for Children Child Care Assistance Program


All Kids-Healthcare

All Kids is Illinois’ program for children who need comprehensive, affordable, health insurance, regardless of immigration status or health condition.


NAEYC for Families

This site offers research-based resources related to early childhood development. There is also a search engine to find NAEYC accredited centers across the country.


Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards

The Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS) provide reasonable expectations for children’s growth, development, and learning in the preschool years. When used as part of the curriculum, the IELDS provide guidance to teachers in early childhood programs to create and sustain developmentally appropriate experiences for young children that will strengthen their intellectual dispositions and support their continuing success as learners and students. The age-appropriate benchmarks in the IELDS enable educators to reflect upon and evaluate the experiences they provide for all preschool children.


Chicago Public Schools Office of Access and Enrollment

Learn about the options & process for CPS kindergarten enrollment. is the only parenting website backed by the American Academy of Pediatrics committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.


Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Great resource when looking for reviews and age-appropriate recommendations of media ( movies, games, apps, YouTube videos) of all kinds.


Chicago Kids

Online resource for family friendly activities throughout the city & suburbs.