Find Preschools and Child Care
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.
Katie Bechtel, Outreach Liaison
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.
Children’s Home + Aid
Lists continuing education opportunities for caregivers and provides information about quality services for children
Illinois Department of Children and Family Sunshine Website
Provides resources and information, including a licensed provider lookup, for parents, providers, and the public interested in licensed child care in Illinois.
Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
Provides a database and training resource for parents/care providers
Zero to Three
Supports parents and professionals who care for infants, toddlers, and families
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
General information related to child health or more specific guidance on parenting issues backed by 60,000 pediatricians
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
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