Find Preschools and Child Care

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.

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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 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

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

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

Community Connections

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