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Child Care Services

The Kids Can Child Development Center at SRRC provides quality educational play-based child care services to children with and without special needs that are developmentally appropriate to meet each child’s needs. DCFS licensed, services are provided to children ages six weeks to 12 years and beyond in some cases. We have eight classrooms and are open Monday – Friday, from 6:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Before and after school care and summer camp is available for school-aged children with and without special needs.
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The Autism Resource Center

Through the support of The Coleman Foundation, The Autism Program, Illinois Department of Human Services, Hope Institute, and private donations; SRRC has been able to establish The Autism Resource Center. Since 2011, the Center has operated solely through local donations. The Autism Resource Center contains a wide variety of resources including visual supports, books, computer software used to create visual schedules, DVDs, games, structured teaching kits, learning aids, and other materials that address various issues affecting individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, and the professionals with whom they work.
We currently have approximately 300 resources that can be borrowed for two weeks at a time at no charge. While we have several visual prompts already available, families and professionals can also create and individualize their own. They can be printed and laminated at no cost. We encourage you to visit the Autism Resource Center, which is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 to 5:00. For more information, please call 815-434-0857 or email

Therapy Services

Developmental Screenings

SRRC therapists provide free developmental screenings for children six weeks to three years old. Through play and parent/guardian interviews, a credentialed therapist can determine whether a child is meeting his or her developmental milestones appropriately or whether he/she may require further testing. Parents/guardians leave the screening appointment with a report and information on activities to stimulate further development. Screenings are provided free of charge in our Center in Ottawa and at locations throughout LaSalle & Bureau County. The LaSalle County 708 Board provides funding to help with screenings for LaSalle County children.


SRRC staff participate as part of a team to provide evaluation services when it is believed that a child has developmental delays or is at risk of such delays. Evaluations are scheduled through local Child and Family Connection offices. SRRC recognizes that there is a growing need for services related to Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Developmental Therapy

SRRC provides quality developmental, speech and physical therapy services to children who have a developmental delay or are at risk for developmental delay.

Developmental Therapy (birth to age 3)

Developmental therapists look at a child’s global (total) development. They provide play-based services to address developmental challenges. Services are provided in the child’s home, at our locations, and at other community locations chosen by the family.

Speech Therapy (birth to 18 years)

Speech and language pathologists work with the child to develop skills to help a child communicate more effectively and to address feeding difficulties. Most services are provided at our Ottawa and Princeton locations; however, we do have some limited availability to provide services in homes.

Physical Therapy (birth to 18 years)

Physical therapy services focus on enhancing or restoring a child’s mobility and functional competency. Licensed physical therapists utilize therapeutic exercises and therapy regiments to encourage independence. They address muscle tone, balance, coordination, range of motion and movement patterns which support the development of motoring skills such as sitting, crawling, walking, running and jumping.

Toddler Class (2 year olds)

A structured developmental playgroup for two year olds that meets two mornings a week. Classes are limited in size and encourage language development, social skills, and sensory activities. Financial assistance is available in many circumstances. Classes are held in Ottawa, Peru, and Princeton.
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