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

Parent Referrals
Parents are referred to child care providers when their program is listed with the 4-C, CCR&R program. The child care program’s information will be placed in the CCR&R computer data base and will be available when matching parent’s requests for child care.

To list a child care program...

  • Providers meet legal requirements.
  • By phone or in writing, providers provide information for the computer data base.
  • When a program is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) a copy of the current child care license is sent to 4-C.
  • License-exempt providers provide a copy of written documentation from DCFS indicating the license exempt status.

License-exempt family home child care providers also...

  • Agree to care for no more than three children (including their own children under 12 years of age).
  • Complete a License-Exempt Self-Certification Form.
  • Attend a “How to Start” workshop offered by 4-C.
  • Submit a copy of current CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Provide Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS) clearance for the provider and all other household members over 12 years of age.
  • Complete a “Welcome Visit” to the home by CCR&R staff.

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4-C Membership

For more information on becoming a child care provider or to have your licensed program listed with 4-C please contact:

In Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, & Whiteside counties:
815-758-8149 or
toll free 800-848-8727

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

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