YWCA Early Childhood Services offers a variety of programs and opportunities for early care and education professionals, parents and other community agencies. These services include:

Child Care Assistance Program
Child Care Provider Training & Assistance
Parent Services
Community Outreach
Tummy (Child and Adult Care Food Program)
Young Parents Program

To speak with staff, please call 630.790.6600. When you call, follow the prompts and select Early Childhood Services (Option 3). There will be additional prompt for providers and clients.

Click here for information about child care provider trainings and workshops.
Click here for early childhood links and resources.


Child Care Resource & Referral - Great opportunities for providers in Will and Kendall Counties to get additional tools and strategies.

Training for providers is available both in person, at our offices at 801 North Larkin Avenue in Joliet, and through a self study online portal. Following is additional information.

On-Line Training Provided Through CCEI

(Child Care Education Institute)

CCR&R is pleased to partner with the Child Care Education Institute to offer online professional development courses that meet DCFS licensing training requirements. Online training opportunities offered include both one and two hour in service credit course. Some classes are available in Spanish. 

Professional development coursework is delivered through an online learning management system that provides user-friendly enrollment, easy access to courses, and a self-paced engaging online learning environment for students. Professionals can take courses from any computer with Internet access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Certificates can be printed immediately upon completion of the training module.

Individuals may complete up to two hours of workshops each year, free of charge. A small fee is charged for any additional workshops for which they want to register.

Please call CCR&R at Ext. 349 or 226 to get further details about this training option.

Online Self Study Training Portal