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Access the Preschool and Child Care Directory

Parents looking into preschool or child care options may wish to use these resources as a starting point. The directory can be viewed alphabetically, by type of facility (Preschool, Child Care Center or Home Day Care), or by location. Individual records for each facility (accessed by clicking View on the chart) include basic information on enrollment, staff, fees, and philosophy.

This listing of some of Mount Prospect’s preschools, child care centers, and home day care providers is provided for information only. A facility’s presence in the database does not constitute either certification of the facility’s credentials or a recommendation by the Mount Prospect Public Library.

E-mail Addresses

Jan Penner, Preschool/Child Care Outreach
jpenner@mppl.org

Book Bag Request
bookbag@mppl.org

Parent/Teacher Collections

Youth Services houses a Parent/Teacher Collection of more than 2,000 titles. This collection contains many resources specifically chosen to help teachers and parents with materials for students and families.

Selecting Quality Child Care

Children’s Home + Aid
Lists continuing education opportunities for caregivers and provides information about quality services for children

Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
Provides a database and training resource for parents/care providers

National Network for Child Care
Provides a listing of more than 1,000 child care related publications and resources

Early Childhood Development

Baby TALK
A national model for supporting families of very young children and the professionals who work with them

Zero to Three 
Supports parents and professionals who care for infants, toddlers, and families

Nutrition, Health, and Safety

American Academy of Pediatrics
Includes information to help parents/caregivers obtain knowledge about the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults

HealthyChildren
General information related to child health or more specific guidance on parenting issues backed by 60,000 pediatricians

KidsHealth
Articles on many aspects of child health, for parents/caregivers, kids, and health professionals, from the Nemours Foundation

My Plate, by the USDA
Includes food and nutrition guidelines for children of all ages

Community Connections

Illinois Parents
Includes local programs, services, and community agencies to help parents raise and educate their children

Schools – Mount Prospect Community Information
Lists schools ranging from preschool/child care to regional colleges

Sports & Recreation – Mount Prospect Community Information
Local park districts, swimming pools, and other local recreational destinations