Help in finding,and providing child care,Head Start or PreK 1-800-548-5563 or 618-985-5980. Help with paying for child care costs- parent(s) must meet specific eligibility criteria CCR&R administers the Illinois Department of Human Service's (IDHS) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to families in southern Illinois. This program provides low-income, working families with access to quality, affordable child care.
The agency you call if interested in opening up a licensed child care home or center. If you are a parent and your child is enrolled in a licensed program and you have a concern, this is also the number you call to ask questions or file a complaint. 618-993-7100.
DCFS Day Care Information Hot Line 877-746-0829
Information to the public on the past history and record, including substantiated violations, of licensed day care homes, day care centers and group day care homes. This number operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.