Access Preschool and Child Care Information
We invited area preschools to offer basic information and descriptions for this listing. This guide is a compilation of the responses we received; the library does not endorse schools or curriculum but offers this information as a resource for the community.
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.
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.