• The Care-O-sel Annex - School Age:
    Before and After School Program:
    (217) 965-4548
    18718 North Rt. 4
    Virden Illinois 62690
  • • Tutoring available
    • Fun activities and field trips
    • Age appropriate games, equipment and computers
    • Literacy-based activities
    • 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., year-round
  • Community Connection Point
    Community Connection Point is the Resource and Referral Agency for Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon and Scott counties. CCP keeps information about licensed care providers, either "In-Home" or "Center Based," in the counties they serve. They serve parents who are looking for care. They keep data on each center and can tell you how much tuition is, if the center or home has openings and what the program provides.
  • CCP administers the subsidized child care program for parents that need assistance with child care costs. They can tell you if you qualify for help and can assist parents with enrollment is the subsidy program.
  • CCP is located in Springfield at 901 S. Spring St., Springfield. They can be reached at 217-525- 2805 or 800-676-2805, Fax 217-525-2894 or visit their website.


  • Children, Infants, Toddlers, Twos & Preschool:
    (217) 965-5437
    18718 North Rt. 4
    Virden Illinois 62690
  • • Serving children 6 weeks to 5 years old
    • Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., year-round
    • Certified Staff
    • Developmentally appropriate state funded Prekindergarten
    • USDA approved meals
    • Family support
    • Silver Circle of Quality
    • Non-profit agency
  • Centers is open Monday - Friday from 6:00 am - 6:00 pm.
    The Parent Place is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    For more information about any of our centers or programs, please call the center most convenient to you.

More Information

  • Virden Center for Young





"Day Care," "Child Care," "Baby Sitting," where your child will be when you can't care for him or her, is the most impacting decision a parent makes in the early life of their child. Parents want to get it right!

Options include relative care, in-home care by a stranger, neighbor or friend care, center care, care close to home, close to work, mixed age group, single age group, license care, non-licensed care, National Association for the Education of Young Children Accredited and many more options. The decision is often driven by convenience, proximity, finances or availability.

Take a look at the programs available in this region and a discussion of how to choose child care.

How To Choose Child Care.
For a few simple tips to get the decision making process off to the right start, read this article (pdf).