Child Care Services

JJC approved a three-year lease agreement with the Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet Head Start program to operate in the former Early Childhood Center space on Main Campus. The space includes two classrooms, office space, a small kitchen prep area, the outdoor playground, restrooms and storage.

Sign Up for Child Care

The Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet Head Start program offers child care and education services on JJC's Main Campus. 

Monday through Friday
6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

To learn more about enrollment requirements, or to sign up your child, please contact (815) 724-1148 (English) or (815) 724-1149 (Spanish). 

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Child Care Tuition Assistance

The CCAMPIS grant (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) can support low-income parents in college who need child care services.

To qualify for CCAMPIS, you must be: 

  • Enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester at JJC
  • A JJC student with a declared major
  • The caregiver of a child (or children) enrolled in the child care program
  • Eligible for a PELL grant through the JJC Financial Aid office

Please contact Amy Martin, CCAMPIS Recruitment & Parent Support Sepcialist, via email at to discuss CCAMPIS requirements.

Resources and Referrals

Students in need of child care services who do not meet the eligibility requirements for either Head Start or CCAMPIS can also contact Amy Martin to discuss alternative resources.