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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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.

The Children's House of LIbertyville

The Children's House of LIbertyville

Libertyville, IL 60048 | (847) 816-3590

Family Centered Convenience » Respect for the concerns of your home and work life » Programs to meet the needs of your whole family » Experienced, qualified care from 6 weeks to 6th grade » Peaceful and positive environment » Close family community, a home for your children as they grow » Focus on the social, cognitive, and emotional needs of the whole child » Full day programs from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm » Van transportation before and after school to local elementary schools » Catered lunch » Summer Camp Program, open year round » Individualized learning, respect, and cooperation



Chicago, IL 60620 | (773) 966-5229

It is the mission of I Have A Dream Learning Daycare Center II to provide quality child care for all families in the community in a warm, nurturing, loving and educational environment. The child care needs of all economic levels are served, enabling families to obtain employment or to further their education.

Bright Horizons at Skokie

Bright Horizons at Skokie

Skokie, IL 60077 | (847) 583-1052

At Bright Horizons at Skokie, we’re right there with your child – providing an engaging, flexible curriculum that’s designed to inspire children at every age and stage. Built around extensive research, 21st-century technology, and developmentally- appropriate instruction, our carefully planned curriculum introduces and reinforces concepts of math, science, language, social awareness, environment, art, and health. We look forward to sharing this experience with your family and partnering with you on your child’s educational journey.

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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