Online Child Care Search

Project CHILD partners with ExceleRate Illinois to offer families a free online search for early childhood programs in their community. The link to the online search page is

ExceleRate Illinois

ExceleRate Illinois is the state’s quality recognition and improvement system. It gives families an easy way to find early learning programs that make quality a priority.

Use the online search to check the statewide database of qualifying early learning programs including licensed child care centers, school-based preschool and licensed family child care homes.

If you have any questions about the many options available, CCAP eligibility requirements or ExceleRate Illinois, call Project CHILD to speak with our staff, (800) 362-7257.