The Child Care Resource Service strives to support families, child care providers, students and communities in their commitment to provide high quality childcare to all children and to make it accessible and affordable. We offer assistance and education as they work to develop excellence as advocates and professionals for children.
Departments and Staff
A staff of 33 people work inhouse along side 2 community liaisons, to serve the child care needs of our six counties where the total 2000 Census population is 56,688 children under the age of nine. Out of this population of children, 27,606 children are under the age of five years and 29,082 children are from age six to nine years old.
According to this 2000 Census, across our six counties, an average of 65 percent of working families with children under the age of 9 need access to childcare. In our region, as many as 36,847 children have a possible need for child care. CCRS maintains detailed information for 22,294 spaces which may be licensed and/or licensed exempt family home and centers in East Central Illinois. Other children are being served in the homes of relatives and friends which is 31% of the cases processed through the Child Care Assistance programs.
To effienciently manage the work required in providing the volume and quality of services needed in our local Child Care Resource and Referral agency, the following departments are structured to carry out our mission.
- Administration - Director, Faculty Director, Assistant Director, Secretary
- Resource Development & Outreach
- Resource Specialists
- Child Care Assistance Program
- Quality Counts Resource Specialists
- Data Specialists
- Child Care Nurse Consultants
- Community Child Care Liaisons
- Research Coordinator
- Community Advisory Boards