Illinois Child Care Centers

With 4,004 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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Homewood, IL 60430 | (708) 991-2309

First Year's University is a state certified daycare located in Homewood, IL. Our mission is to provide high-quality childcare in a warm environment that is safe, loving and nurturing. We understand the importance of the first years of learning and development. We specialize in the care and development of children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The purpose of our program is to meet the continuously changing development of children’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs. Our goal is to provide childcare professionals who serve as role models in early childhood education for the children and families we serve. We have carefully selected a loving, caring, experienced staff, and together we will work to provide whatever is developmentally appropriate for each child and help them grow to their fullest potential. All of our staff members are state certified and experienced in providing quality child care for children. We will implement plans that will aid in the development of each child and their individual needs.  



Chicago, IL 60631 | (773) 763-3770

Email us for more information at We are a new child care center located on the Northwest side of Chicago, in the beautiful Edison Park area. We offer child care services to all families starting at 6 weeks old through 5 years old. We are open Monday-Friday from 6:30am-6:00pm. Our center features a warm and inviting space for you little one to explore and grow. It will essentially become their second home. We have full and part time schedules available. Our centers provides a structured day for your child. Our teachers develop a weekly, theme based curriculum to keep every child engaged, as well as encouraged and challenged. We also promote independence for each child through individual exploration. The curriculum is also individualized based on the various ages/stage in each of our classrooms. Whether your looking for immediate care, future care, or a safe place for your child to socialize, come take a tour and learn what we have to offer. We are a licensed facility by the city of Chicago, State of IL and DCFS.

Fostering Overall Development Of Children

Fostering Overall Development Of Children

Plainfield, IL 60585 | (815) 617-9552

KLA Schools of Plainfield is a reputed preschool which offers children enriched learning opportunities and provides them with a unique, nurturing and secure environment for fostering the development of their interests, values, qualities and abilities. Apart from facilitating the building of their creative, physical, social and emotional aspects, this eminent Plainfield Preschool also emphasizes on inculcating a sense of social responsibility in the children. Features: Derives inspiration from the Reggio philosophy for children’s development Teachers collaborate with children for their learning Parents act as partners in children’s learning The environment at the preschool is set up with enough provocations for fueling children’s curiosity and for building their interests . 



Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 | (847) 286-8687

Bright Horizons at Hoffman Estates is proud to have served families in Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and surrounding communities for over 25 years. Our school nurtures and educates children in our developmentally appropriate classrooms, dedicated enrichment spaces, and large park-like playgrounds.  Our long term teachers and school administrators are committed to providing quality, consistent care and educational programs for infants through kindergarten prep, plus school's out days and camps for elementary-aged children .  We are located just off of Route 72 (Higgins Road), nestled on the Sears Campus in a free standing building.  Our center is open to all families in the community!  

Tap In Leadership Academy

Tap In Leadership Academy

Champaign, IL 61821 | (217) 403-3710

Tap In Leadership Academy (Tap In) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit academic enrichment organization. The mission of Tap In Leadership Academy is to enhance educational achievement, support leadership development, and captivate cultural awareness so that all of our Scholars are college and career ready. The Tap In Way® affirms the existing knowledge, skills, and potential of Scholars and creates equitable opportunities for intellectual, social, and emotional growth. The vision of Tap In Leadership Academy is to educate, equip and empower Scholars to become the next generation of leaders.

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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