Need Help Paying for Child Care?

Child care provider playing with toddlers
Four toddlers playing on the floor with blocks

Child care can be expensive, and quality early care and education might strain a family’s resources. Quality care should not be out of reach for any family.

Child Care Assistance Program

Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) Programs

Child care provider playing with toddlers

Illinois is full of people who care, teach, and help. Across the state, in every community, early childhood education and care resources are available for families.

Find out if your family qualifies!
Find resources, programs, and assistance for your child based on their age.

Illinois Cares for Kids of All Ages