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Parent Resources

Illinois Action for Children - This goal of IAFC is to provide support to families who need access to childcare and child support by supporting the family. On their website at, is access to information about programs and information about child care options based on your needs. IAFC believes that all families should have access to equitable childcare, especially for those who live in poverty. The IAFC also provides free consultations with a list of child care referrals and all the information needed to make decisions. For the referral program, call (312)823-1100  or email For more information, also visit

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club - For those who are living in or near the Hyde Park area, HPNC hosts early child care and after school programs for children. For more information about their programs, visit For parents who have children between the ages of 0 to 3 years of age, HPNC can provide access to a child care network in Hyde Park called Baby PhD. Through this program, parents can have access to referrals to nannies, and other day care programs. To learn more about Baby PhD, please visit

Bright Horizons - This child care and early child education organization often partners with employers to establish day-care so that parents can focus on their careers knowing that their children are cared for. Bright Horizons also has child care centers throughout Chicagoland like their Lakeview Center, Hyde Park, Evanston, and Rosemont centers. To find locations, contact information, and their prices, use this link. Bright Horizons also has a Back-Up care program through employers that allow parents to use Bright Horizon child care in case of an emergency. For more information about Bright Horizons, visit, 

College Nannies and Tutors - As a parent, you can navigate College Nannies and Tutors website to find the child care service you need. The organization claims to be the nation’s most respected child care services. They have many locations throughout the Chicagoland area and have a match process so that you and your care-giving option are the right fit. They offer nannies or sitters for whatever fits your needs. For more information, please visit