Community Partnerships

We seek to provide families with a broad footprint of options to choose from to best ensure equity and access for all.

Family Child Care Network

For more than two decades, the Center has supported a network of more than a dozen licensed and credentialed family child care homes.

To ensure high-quality care, these partners receive training, curriculum, and technical assistance from qualified subject matter experts within and beyond our organization.

These homes provide:
  • High-quality care and education for children aged 6 weeks through 5 years.
  • The same high-quality standards, research-based curriculum, and assessment tools as center-based programs while taking into consideration the unique settings of each home and family preferences.
  • The same support, resources, networks, and guidance as other Carole Robertson Center programs.

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Our Community-Based Child Care Partners

Our goal is to ensure greater equity in programming quality and access in early learning environments, and follow families to communities where they are in most need. Currently, we have strong collaborative relationships with the following partners.

KIPP: Ascend Primary Charter
1440 S. Christiana Ave.
Chicago, IL 60623
773.522.1261
Pre-School
(3 years – 5 years)

Channing’s Child Care Academy
5701 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60651
773.379.7627
Early Head Start | Head Start
(6 weeks – 5 years)

Positive Attitudes
757 N. Austin Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60644
773.921.0622
 Head Start
( 3 years – 5 years)

Legacy Charter School
3318 Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL 60623
773.542.1640
Pre-School
(3 years – 5 years)

Joyful Steps
7 East 119th Street
Chicago, IL 60628
872.356.5535
Early Head Start
(6 weeks – 3 years)

Erie House – West Town
1701 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60622
312.563.5800
Early Head Start | Head Start
(6 weeks – 5 years)

Laughs & Giggles Children’s Academy
106 W. 119th St.
Chicago, IL 60628
773.468.7331
Early Head Start
(6 weeks – 3 years)

Metropolitan Family Services – Learning and Wellness
5338 South Loomis Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60609
773.535.0101
Early Head Start | Head Start
(6 weeks – 5 years)

Serving All Families Everywhere 2
2141 W 79th St.
Chicago, IL 60620
773.420.3828
Head Start
(3 years – 5 years)

Getting You Access to High-Quality Early Learning

We value our partners and provide them with comprehensive support. We aim to improve child and family well-being and progress toward school readiness.

To ensure that all children served through our partner sites have access to the high-quality early learning experience they deserve, we have a qualified dedicated Carole Robertson Center for Learning staff that work directly with our partners.

Call 312.243.7300 or contact us to talk with our administrative office about our partners.

“I value the relationships we have with our partner care providers. Not only do they follow our protocols, they care about our community, and the educational growth of our youth.”

Staff Member

Training for Child Care Professionals

We have been a Community Partner with Illinois Action for Children since 2001.

We provide training, resources, and technical assistance to child care professionals, center-based teachers, family child care home providers, and staff assistants.

The program’s service area includes the west and southwest side of Chicago, as well as the western suburbs in the following zip codes: 60162, 60126, 60154, 60526, 60513, 60546, 60534, 60402, 60804, 60623, 60608, 60616, 60402, 60638, 60629, 60652, 60609, 60616, 60605, 60609.

All of our trainings are provided in both English and Spanish.

All of our trainings are Gateway-approved Trainings, and meet all Illinois DCFS requirements.

Training topics include:
  • Human growth and development
  • Health, safety, nutrition and physical activity
  • Observation, screening and assessment
  • Curriculum and program development
  • Interactions, relationships and environments
  • Culturally and linguistically appropriate practice
  • Family and community engagement
  • Personal and professional development
  • Leadership and program administration
  • Adult & child CPR & first aid training

Ready to learn? Browse the courses and register!

Interested in Becoming a Provider or Partner?

Contact us to learn more about how you can be part of our provider network.

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Since 1976, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning has been dedicated to educating, enriching, and empowering children and families through comprehensive child and family development programs.