President's Note

Welcome providers—licensed and license exempt and families interested in childcare!

We are an organization that is dedicated to the welfare of children and we provide education for providers in our area. If you know of anyone who may be interested in our group, please feel free to invite them to attend a meeting. All interestesd providers or parents are welcome.

We are excited to have a wide variety of workshops set up for the coming year. We have added additional--informal--dinner and networking meetings for those of you who want a little more one-on-one time with experienced providers. We hope to be able to pass information on to all those in attendance. Check our calendar for more information or email us.

Members of our association are welcome to bring a guest to our meetings and we will supply a certificate of clock hours. Anyone interested in attending any more than 2 workshops will receive certificates after joining our group. If you attend our meetings regularly, you will be able to complete all the training required by DCFS.

If there are any parents looking for childcare in our area, please call our FREE referral line at (630) 668-1123. Our referral secretary will promptly return you call.

Our association has many providers that are nationally accredited by NAFCC (National Association for Family Childcare) and if you are interested in knowing more about accrediation and why it is important, please visit the NAFCC website.

As a member of our organization we offer our member first choice for our CPR and First Aid  classes, free workshops, networking meetings, holiday parties and discounts on toys and puzzles.

Newsletters will be sent to all paid members via email. If you are a member and aren't already receiving one, please contact me.

We hope to see you at one of our meetings soon. If you want more information, please contact me at: arcail@comcast.net

Annette Cail