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CCR&R Program
155 N. Third Street, Suite 300 • DeKalb, Illinois 60115 • 815-758-8149 or (800) 848-8727

Becoming a Child Care Provider at Home or
in a Child Care Center or Preschool Setting

  • 4-C has support and information available for those planning to offer child care in their home or interested in opening a child care center.
  • "How to Start a Successful Family Child Care Business” group workshops are offered to address the issues of starting a child care business. A free binder of information is given to all participants.
  • Program licensing is offered by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) when it is desired or necessary for child care centers and private homes. To access the Licensing Standards visit the DCFS website at http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/policy/pr_policy_rules.shtml and scroll down to find the standards.

    In Carroll, Lee, and Whiteside Counties, contact:
    DCFS in Sterling 815-625-7594

    In DeKalb and Ogle Counties, contact:
    DCFS in DeKalb 815-787-5300

    In McHenry County, contact:
    DCFS in Woodstock 815-338-1068

  • Technical assistance for ongoing business needs is provided by 4-C, CCR&R Provider Specialists.
  • 4-C offers training & workshops that include CPR, First Aid & Child Development.
  • Professional groups of family child care providers and center directors meet at 4-C to network and learn from each other.

Contact a 4-C, CCR&R Provider Specialist
For Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties:
Call 815-758-8149 or toll free 800-848-8727

For McHenry County:
Call 815-344-5510 or toll free 866-347-2277

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4-C Membership

Membership is not required to attend How to Start a Successful Family Child Care Business workshops. The How to Start workshops are provided FREE of charge. See information below to register.

November 9, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
4-C Office
677 Ridgeview Dr
McHenry, IL

If workshop is in McHenry County,
please call Joan at
815-344-5510 ext. 12

All other workshop locations, please call
815-758-8149 ext. 230

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