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Child Care

Questions to Ask When Choosing Child Care

Many factors need to be considered when seeking childcare. However, each age group has specific needs that should be accommodated. Contact the Child Care Resource & Referral Network at 207 W. Jefferson, Suite 301, Bloomington, IL 61701 for a list of questions specific to infant and toddlers, older toddlers and "two’s", preschoolers, kindergarteners, non-traditional childcare, and special needs. The CCRRN is local resource designed to assist families with their childcare needs, and is also a valuable resource for centers and home providers who provide childcare.

Finding a Provider

ExceleRate Illinois is website recommended by CCRRN as a resource in finding an early learning program that is right for you and your child.

McLean County Family Child Care Association

MCFCCA is a resource for McLean County families looking for small, in-home child care options. Additional information, including provider openings, is available on the MCFCCA website.

Cadence Academy Preschool and Childcare

Cadence Academy is a child care center that serves the employees of Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Carle Bromenn Hospital, and the greater Bloomington/Normal community. They are nationally accredited through NAC and hold a gold Circle of Quality from the State of Illinois. They are conveniently located on Main and Harris streets, in the middle of the three campuses. Employees of the three partners listed above will receive priority to care, should there be a wait list, discounted child care rates, and other benefits with the center.

For more information, visit the Cadence Academy website and review this informational brochure.

Illinois State University Child Care Center

The ISU Child Care Center is a valuable resource for students attending Illinois State University and is now enrolling children.

For details and to complete an enrollment form, visit the Child Care Center website.

Advertise for Child Care

Students and Employees can advertise for paid child care needs using our ISUJobs site. Please contact Human Resources at (309) 438-8311 for assistance.