Illinois Child Care Centers

With 3,869 preschools and child development centers operating in the state of Illinois, the right daycare option is waiting for you. Whether you prefer a larger preschool with an innovative early childhood curriculum or the cozy personalization of smaller daycare centers, there are Illinois childcare centers to fit every preference and budget. Check out the Quick Search box on the right hand side of the page in order to search for childcare providers by zip code or city/state. You can also click on your county and follow the links. You will be able to access information about scores of different childcare providers in your area, complete with reviews, business hours, a street view map, the age ranges the childcare providers service, the size of the service, and where the provider is located.

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Butler Children's Prep

Butler Children's Prep

Chicago, IL 60611 | (312) 643-1401

Butler Children's Prep is a carefully prepared, welcoming STEM preschool environment. A new, true preschool for ages 2-5. Designed to support individuality and independence, our proven preschool curriculum sets the stage for a love of learning. Each day, our students have opportunities for open-ended exploration and play. In addition, our teachers create authentic, discovery-based experiences where children can find success in their innate curiosity. Along with helping to build a strong academic foundation, we place a high value on nurturing social-emotional development.

St Peter Lutheran School

St Peter Lutheran School

Arlington Heigts, IL 60004 | (224) 387-3867

St Peter Lutheran School hosts faith based preschool through 8th grade including a variety of young preschool classes ( Young 3's & Parents Day Out), as well as half and full day preschool options. Half and full day kindergarten classes along with extended care and summer camp are also available in the early childhood department. St. Peter is a recognized as a federal Blue Ribbon Award School and is state recognized and NLSA accredited. Facilities include 30+ classrooms, a computer lab, library, full cafeteria, art room, music room, two playgrounds, three gyms and a large grassy outdoor space. Spanish instruction, special after school Arts-Culture and Entertainment (ACE) classes, differentiated instruction, and technology integrated into the programs. School nurse and an assortment of student services are also available.

Second City Nannies

Second City Nannies

Chicago, IL 60603 | (773) 910-5499

Second City Nannies, is a full- service childcare agency, serving families in Chicago. We create the most suitable match between a nanny and family, by focusing our efforts on providing excellent nannies for your most prized possessions. Through the years we have created lasting relationships with different families that have trusted their children in our hands. We can’t be more stoked to share our knowledge and expertise with new families.



Park Ridge, IL 60068 | (847) 825-4568

Since our school was established in 1981 our philosophy has been, and will continue to be, based on the concept of family love. Our curriculum encourages play as a child’s most appropriate tool for learning. We understand the importance of play to children’s development and provide opportunities for both structured and spontaneous activities in the program. We strongly believe that social interaction and an intellectually stimulating environment establish the necessary developmental format for each child to prepare for the structure of the elementary educational system. With the creators of our school raising nine children of their own, the importance of all children developing their own unique personalities and growing intellectually at their own pace is something that we recognize and support. We do this by providing an environment that encourages the development of positive self-esteem.



Burr Ridge, IL 60527 | (630) 990-8000

Founded in 1969 and nationally recognized for excellence, Kensington School is a private nursery, preschool and kindergarten serving children and families in the suburbs of Chicago. Throughout nine locations, our innovative curriculum, inspirational teaching and beautiful classroom environments make Kensington School a distinctive first school experience for each child. Our schools are located in Elmhurst, Geneva, LaGrange Highlands, LaGrange, Naperville, South Naperville, St. Charles, Western Springs and Wheaton, IL. Our administrative office is located in Burr Ridge, IL.

Illinois Child Care Licensing Agency

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
Central Office of Licensing
406 East Monroe Street, Station 60
Springfield, IL 62701-1498
Phone: 217-785-2688
Toll Free: 877-746-0829
Web Site: ml
Note: Will refer caller to appropriate county contact

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