Stay Home. Stay Safe.

The Association for Child Development (ACD) is collaborating with the states of Illinois and Michigan to serve and guide our child care providers through the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis. To best serve you, ACD is continuing daily operations during normal business hours (8:00-4:30 p.m. M-F).

ACD is doing our part to combat the virus by allowing all ACD staff the ability to continue day-to-day operations from the safety of their homes. This means that Field Monitors are conducting visits virtually for the time being. ACD staff will remain in their homes under the instruction of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Orders released by each state.

Our Customer Service team is readily available to take all questions or concerns regarding your child care and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during this time.

Illinois Customer Service

Phone: (800) 284-5273
Homes Email:
Centers Email:

Michigan Customer Service

Phone: (800) 234-3287
Homes Email:
Centers Email:

The COVID-19 Crisis is continually updating each day with new resources to support you during this time. Check out these resources from both individual states, the federal government and other credible resources.


  • The Official Coronavirus Site
  • Child and Adult Care Program (CAFP) Official Website
  • Coronavirus Disease – Symptoms and Treatment from the CDC
  • Coronavirus and the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
  • Small Business Administration Grants
  • Illinois

  • State of Illinois Coronavirus Response
  • Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
  • Chicago Department of Public Health Response Center
  • Chicago Public Schools Distract Response to COVID-19
  • COVID-19 for Early Childhood
  • COVID-19 Prioritized Essential Workers Child Care Application
  • Emergency Child Care Stipend Program
  • Illinois Department of Public Health Updates
  • Michigan

  • Michigan’s Coronavirus Response
  • Michigan Department of Education (MDE)
  • Michigan’s Child Development and Care (CDC) Program FAQ
  • Coronavirus and Child Care
  • Disaster Relief Child Care Centers (LARA)
  • Food Distribution Program: Interactive map to assist with finding local food for your family
  • Meet Up and Eat Up: Michigan’s Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program
  • Frequently Asked Questions Across the State
  • Other

  • Child Care Aware of America providing news and related information to help child care providers and Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies
  • The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center webpage houses COVID-19 related information on funding and guidance to support the implementation of mitigation techniques in communities and programs
  • The Academy of Pediatrics providing critical updates on COVID-19 for families and clinicians
  • providing critical updates on COVID-19 for families and clinicians
  • ZEROTOTHREE Coronavirus Resources for Early Childhood Professionals