The NEW 2018-2019 printed directory is out now! It is available for no-cost in locations where families visit, including child care centers, the Oak Park and River Forest libraries, Park District centers and local businesses that cater to families.
The listings in this directory include some preschools with extended day options. When exploring a school with extended hours, look at its preschool programming, as well as the quality of its child care facility.
Unless noted, all of the child care facilities listed have ongoing enrollment as long as there are openings. Please note that some programs may fill up as early as January or February for the following fall. Typically, the age eligibility listed is the child’s age as of September 1st of the upcoming school year. Many programs housed in religious institutions will give preference to members. Call for specific information if you are interested in a particular program.
By law, all child care agencies must be open to children with special needs. However, some facilities may work better for a child with special needs and this should be considered when making your decision.
While most programs start enrolling children in January/February for September, please contact programs directly for questions, enrollment options and to schedule a visit any time of year.
The content of this directory has been compiled solely by the Collaboration for Early Childhood. The information provided herein with regard to hours and programming of listed facilities is listed as it was provided to the Collaboration. Any of the information listed herein may change at any time. The Collaboration in no way intends to convey a rating or endorsement of any provider nor to indicate that these listings are comprehensive.