Provider Services

West Central Child Care Connection is proud to offer a full range of services to local child care providers. From training to resources such as a lending library and other tools to help providers deliver the best child care to the area youth.

Higher Education Navigator 

If you are currently working – or previously worked – in child care, preschool, Head Start, or family child care in Illinois, opportunities are available to go to school with the supports you need to help you be successful.

Financial assistance is available for eligible teachers, assistants, directors and others to cover all tuition and fees and for other potential expenses, such as books, transportation, and child care at many of Illinois’ colleges and universities.

Illinois higher education institutions are redesigning to make it easier for you – the early childhood workforce  – to enroll in programs created for you –  through classes that are available when and in the format that works best for you. They are also hiring mentors to help you enroll in programs and be successful.

If you would like to be connected to someone who can walk you through the available opportunities, please complete the following survey. A Higher Education Navigator from your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency will reach out to you and can help you find and enroll in the school that best meets your needs.
Higher Education Navigator Interest form

Helpful links: Townsquare       Cox Campus   Better Kid Care