Chester Headstart in Chester, Illinois

Address and phone number for Chester Headstart, a Daycare, at State Street, Chester IL.

Chester Headstart
1750 State Street
Chester, Illinois, 62233

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About the Chester Headstart

The Chester Headstart, located in Chester, IL, is a childcare facility that supervises and cares for children. Daycare services support parents and guardians by caring for children too young to be left alone, most often children too young to attend school or school-aged children that require before or after school care.

You may contact Daycares for questions about:
  • Chester home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • Chester childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
  • Chester financial assistance programs
Daycare Policies

The Daycare follows Illinois health and safety regulations, including requirements on the ratio between caregivers and children. In addition, the Daycare sets its own policies for enrollment, hours of operation, joining the waitlist, administering medication, and food allergy restrictions. Contact the Daycare for questions about specific policies or regulations.

Illinois State Daycare Licensing

In order to operate in Illinois, Daycare services must meet Illinois state regulations and comply with licensing regulations. Licensed Daycares meet state requirements on staffing levels, the safety of the location, accessibility, and programming. The licensing requirements vary for childcare centers and in-home daycares, with different standards for the maximum number of children at the facility. The safety and design requirements also differ depending on the facility type. Daycares undergo periodic reviews to maintain their license, which include background checks of all staff members. In addition to state licensing, the Daycare may hold additional accreditations, such as NAEYC accreditation.

Early Learning Programs

The Daycare offers early learning programs designed to promote learning and growth for Chester children enrolled in the Daycare. These programs emphasize play-based learning, verbal communications, gross motor skills, curiosity, and social skills. For preschool-aged children, the Daycare learning programs focus on kindergarten readiness skills.

Chester Financial Assistance for Daycare

Chester residents may qualify for childcare financial assistance programs depending on their income, household size, and other factors. In Illinois, federal programs including Head Start and Early Head Start provide childcare services for low-income families. Illinois state also distributes federal child care subsidies, also known as vouchers or fee assistance, for low-income families. Contact the Chester Headstart for more information on financial assistance programs.

Contact the Chester Headstart

You may contact the Chester Headstart by calling 618-826-6565, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Chester Headstart, 1750 State Street, Chester, Illinois, 62233.