Child Care Referrals & Parent Services

We’re here to support essential workers in finding back-up care arrangements. If you’re an essential worker in need of child care, please email us at emergencychildcare@ywcachicago.org or call our hotline at 800-781-7247. Once we receive your information, we will work to connect you to a child care provider willing to provide care for your children. Payments for services will be reimbursed through a grant process to child care providers for qualifying parents. Essential workers who do not qualify for the grant will need to pay the child care provider directly.

Finding quality, convenient and affordable child care is not an easy job. The YWCA assists parents and caretakers in their search for child care through referrals, individual counseling and provider workshops. Parent Services provides information and referrals to help you find the right child care solution for your family. We serve Kane and DuPage counties.

Parents can search for child care in DuPage and Kane counties through the online child care referral service. Click here to search for child care online in DuPage and Kane Counties.

In DuPage and Kane counties, an enhanced search service, offering verified openings by phone is available. This referral service is also offered to employers to enhance employee benefit packages. Child care consultation and referral services in DuPage and Kane Counties are funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Where

DuPage and Kane counties

Who’s Eligible

Parents in DuPage and Kane counties

Costs

Parents can receive a free customized referral and speak with a parent educator at (630) 790-6600. Enhanced phone and online search service is available for an additional fee. When you call, follow the prompts and select Early Childhood Services (Option 3). There will be additional prompts for providers (Option 1) and clients (Option 2).

Additional Information

Contact

Please contact the YWCA Patterson and McDaniel Family Center at
630.790.6600 or childcare@ywcachicago.org. When you call, follow the prompts and select Early Childhood Services (Option 3). There will be additional prompts for providers (Option 1) and clients (Option 2).