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Child Care Assistance Program - Illinois Cares for Kids Heading link

The Illinois Childcare Assistance Program makes it possible for families who qualify to receive financial assistance in paying for child care. Parents must meet the state of Illinois income and family size guidelines.


Illinois Healthcare Portal - Illinois Cares for Kids Heading link

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


Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards Heading link

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 Heading link

Learn about the options & process for CPS kindergarten enrollment. Heading link 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 Heading link

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 Heading link

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


NAEYC for Families Heading link

NAEYC For Families- NAEYC is our accreditation body.  This site has good information for parents about what to look for in an early childhood education and care program as well as a search engine by zip-code.