Find Child Care

Child Care Referrals

Quality child care can be hard to find. Our experienced Parent Consultants can help.

We assist families with accessing and paying for child care that would otherwise be incredibly difficult, or impossible to afford.  

Let Us Help You

Contact us at referrals@actforchildren.org or call 312.823.1100 and press option 3. A consultant will ask a few questions to determine your needs and then send you a free, customized list of referrals to potential programs.

What You Can Expect

Your consultant will ask:

  • how many children you have who need care
  • their ages and any special needs
  • the schedule of care needed
  • what areas around your home would be convenient

Your consultant can help you evaluate programs and make an informed choice by:

  • reviewing the types of care available
  • suggesting questions to ask when visiting a center
  • highlighting the signs of quality child care to look for

We’re here to serve you. We can help find and sort through available options to find quality care that’s right for your children. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Conduct a Self-Search

If you would like to search for childcare on your own, try the Excelerate Illinois online child care and early learning search tool here


Need Help Finding Childcare? Phone Appointment Scheduler is Here!

Parent Consultant phone appointments are available for parents in need of a childcare providers. Schedule phone consultation.