Go Outside

Outdoor play boosts academic performance, improves sleep, and helps to make children happier.

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The deadline is September 30th to be in compliance.
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Know For Sure

If your child is in the right car seat

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Welcome to Project CHILD! Our Mission: Project CHILD is committed to advancing the quality, affordability, and accessibility of child care. Our staff and specialists work to help providers, families, and our community better care for children. We believe that quality child care and education enable children to develop to their fullest potential.


++++++++++++++IMPORTANT IDHS NOTICE+++++++++


                                      AND THE FAMILIES THEY SERVE

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requires all licensed and license-exempt child care providers who receive payment under the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to be monitored. As a result, License-Exempt Monitors (LEM) from Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Agencies will conduct on-site visits in the upcoming months to license-exempt providers. This includes providers who provide care in the child’s home. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) will continue to monitor licensed providers as they have in the past. Please note: Child care providers paid by CCAP, except license-exempt providers who only care for relative school age children, are required to complete the Health, Safety and Child Development training by 9/30/18 to continue as a CCAP provider.

To read the entire IDHS notice, please click here


Project CHILD provides services to the following counties:

  • Clay County
  • Crawford County
  • Edwards County
  • Effingham County
  • Fayette County
  • Jasper County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lawrence County
  • Marion County
  • Richland County
  • Wabash County
  • Wayne County

We provide families

We offer child care providers