Child Care Assistance

The Children's Center accepts families participating in the Illinois Department of Human Services subsidized child care program.

Parents are responsible for the initial application (or change of provider), re-determination process, as well as submitting any required documents to Action for Children.

50% of the assigned weekly tuition will be collected until the subsidy is approved in writing at which point parents will be responsible to pay their monthly co-payment. There is a minimum amount that the Children's Center must collect each month, depending on each individual family's tuition level and the number of weeks in a particular month. Any shortfall must be made up by the parent out-of-pocket.

Those who are approved at the part-time rate five days a week or those who are approved for a combination of full- and part-time days may have a make-up amount, which will be determined by the director on a monthly basis.

If at any point a parent is dropped from the subsidized child care program, s/he will be responsible for the weekly fee determined upon enrollment. The application for the child care assistance program can be found by clicking the link below.