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With 2,580 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 Illinois 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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Chicago, IL 60626 | (773) 818-3939

Why choose Rise Up? Here, you’ll find a nurturing atmosphere full of story, song, and security. Wonder and imagination are alive and children can rise up to be who they are meant to be. Our programs are rich with opportunities for both indoor and outdoor, sensory and imaginative play. Songs, stories, art, music, and yoga are all woven into our weekly program. Our curriculum is well-rounded, fostering social-emotional and​ ​language development,​ ​cognitive growth, ​and both gross ​and​ ​fine-motor​ ​skill-building. Our​ ​low​ ​child to teacher ratio​ ​allows for a supportive environment and individualized experiences.

Orion STEM Schools

Orion STEM Schools

Naperville, IL 60563 | (855) 457-7275

Orion STEM Schools, located in Naperville at the intersection of Diehl Road and Mill Street, offer an empowering environment where students find harmony in pursuing their passions and innovating solutions for global challenges. Imbued with a sense of belonging, they engage in a rigorous STEM and Entrepreneurship curriculum, fueled by the wisdom of leading institutions like the University of Chicago, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, and Yale, all within a nurturing community that cherishes freedom, acceptance, and gratitude.

Wunderkind Learning Co.

Wunderkind Learning Co.

Chicago, IL 60638 | (773) 458-3401

Wunderkind offers unique and high-quality education in the heart of Garfield Ridge. We understand that early language immersion is one of the best ways for children to become bilingual – a privilege that has shown to have life-long benefits. As followers of the Reggio Emilia approach, we believe in fostering independence, curiosity, autonomy, and empathy in our students through a specially prepared environment on the belief that every child is unique and will express their interests in many ways. At Wunderkind, we are guiding our students’ process of self-construction to reach their fullest potential and become positive influencers in their local community and society.

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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