Illinois Child Care Workers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Child Care Workers in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Child Care Workers in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington, Rockford and Springfield
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chicago, Champaign and Peoria
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Rockford and Peoria

Salaries for Child Care Workers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Decatur and Champaign

Schools for Child Care Workers in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Child Care Worker Schools in Illinois

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  • Programs: Child Care Professional
  • Degrees: Diploma

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: Undergraduate in Early Childhood, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education*
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: M.Ed. - Program Specialist in Early Childhood Specialist
  • Degrees: Master
Rasmussen College
Aurora, Mokena, Rockford, Romeoville

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  • Programs: Early Childhood Education Associates - Child Development Specialization, Early Childhood Education Associate's - Special Needs Specialization
  • Degrees: Associate

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  • Programs: Early Childhood Education
  • Degrees: Diploma

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  • Programs: Early Childhood Education - PhD in Education, Early Childhood Education - EdS, Early Childhood Education - Doctor of Education
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.

  • Programs: M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education
  • Degrees: Master
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More Illinois Child Care Worker Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Black Hawk College Moline Associate 6,311
Carl Sandburg College Galesburg Associate 2,693
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago Associate 8,633
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago Associate 11,354
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago Associate 6,140
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Chicago Associate 6,031
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago Associate 4,078
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago Associate 9,679
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Associate 25,768
College of Lake County Grayslake Associate 16,010
Danville Area Community College Danville Associate 2,832
Elgin Community College Elgin Associate 9,613
Harper College Palatine Associate 15,156
Heartland Community College Normal Associate 4,827
Highland Community College Freeport Freeport Associate 2,049
Illinois Central College East Peoria Associate 11,804
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College Mount Carmel Associate 4,206
Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby Associate 4,103
John A Logan College Carterville Associate 7,559
John Wood Community College Quincy Associate 2,417
Joliet Junior College Joliet Associate 13,149
Kankakee Community College Kankakee Associate 3,591
Kaskaskia College Centralia Associate 5,041
Kishwaukee College Malta Associate 4,466
Lake Land College Mattoon Associate 7,177
Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey Associate 7,875
Lincoln Land Community College Springfield Associate 6,655
McHenry County College Crystal Lake Associate 5,274
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills Associate 15,859
Morton College Cicero Associate 5,057
Oakton Community College Des Plaines Associate 10,805
Parkland College Champaign Associate 9,407
Prairie State College Chicago Heights Associate 5,507
Rend Lake College Ina Associate 4,821
Richland Community College Decatur Associate 3,274
Rock Valley College Rockford Associate 7,923
Sauk Valley Community College Dixon Associate 2,700
Shawnee Community College Ullin Associate 2,176
South Suburban College South Holland Associate 6,260
Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg Associate 2,606
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Associate 13,713
Triton College River Grove Associate 15,658
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Associate 8,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Child Care Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Child Care Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Child Care Workers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bloomington 420 $19750 1.05
Carbondale 0 $22700 0
Marion 0 $22700 0
Champaign 500 $20830 1.23
Urbana 500 $20830 1.23
Decatur 180 $20910 0.89
Peoria 610 $20000 0.83
Rockford 390 $19250 0.64
Kankakee 210 $21720 1.16
Springfield 230 $20280 0.52
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