Winnie's child care marketplace expands to Illinois, surpasses 75K licensed providers

Today we're excited to announce that we've expanded our marketplace of daycares and preschools to Chicago and all of Illinois. We've added over 9,200 Illinois providers to the platform with detailed insights such as licensing status, quality ratings, parent reviews, photos, and more.


We are also unveiling the results of our national child care survey in collaboration with The Mom Project, a Chicago-based platform for working moms. We found that for an overwhelming majority of moms, the decision to work or not work after having kids is not dictated by personal choice. It is critically influenced by child care considerations such as cost, availability, flexibility, and trust.

Beginning today, parents across Illinois can connect with quality daycares and preschools that fit their needs as well as their budget.

You can use our free mobile app or website to explore child care providers and compare programs. You can also filter by availability, age, and hours of care as well as share your experiences and read reviews from other parents.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Posted by Sara Mauskopf

Sara Mauskopf is the co-founder and CEO of Winnie. She’s also the mom of two young daughters and another child on the way! Originally from Philadelphia, she now lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Posted in Announcements ∙ Updated April 2019

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