Chicago IL Daycare

Find Chicago, Illinois daycares and preschools. Daycares provide information on licensed infant and child care assistance, 24 hour and weekend day care centers, montessori, private, and public facilities.


1St Lutheran HS Prog/Logan Square YMCA 3500 West Fullerton Avenue Chicago IL 60647 773-862-2596


A Caring World 4310 West Fullerton Avenue Chicago IL 60639 773-489-9454

A Child's Space Early Literacy & Lc, Inc 1020 South Wabash Avenue Chicago IL 60605 312-431-1123

A Child's World Early Learning Center 2145 East 83rd Street Chicago IL 60617 773-978-8659

A Karrasel Nursery School & Kindergarten 3030 North Kedzie Avenue Chicago IL 60618 773-463-3615

A Mother's Touch Childcare Center 1505 North Pulaski Road Chicago IL 60651 773-384-4020

A Step Ahead Day Care Center/Nursery 4208 North Broadway Chicago IL 60613 773-404-4866

A Whizz Kids Preschool #2 2600 East 83rd Street Chicago IL 60617 773-768-8088

A-Karrasel Enterprises 3420 West Fullerton Avenue Chicago IL 60647 773-772-2433

A-Zmall World Child Development Center 2629 South Lawndale Avenue Chicago IL 60623 773-895-5532

Abc & Me Daycare Center, Inc 1100 West Lawrence Avenue Chicago IL 60640 773-561-1448

Abc & Me Toddler Center 1108 West Lawrence Avenue Chicago IL 60640 773-561-1641

Abc Academy 2714 West Pratt Boulevard Chicago IL 60645 773-338-8103

Abc Preschool 3800 North Austin Avenue Chicago IL 60634 773-685-5903

Abcd Academy For Children Inc 4910 West Addison Street Chicago IL 60641 708-882-2043

Abraham Lincoln Center-School Age 3858 South Cottage Grove Avenue Chicago IL 60653 773-285-5139

Abraham Lincoln Centre - Hope 1354 West 61st Street Chicago IL 60636 773-471-1510

Abraham Lincoln Centre - King DCC Center 4314 South Cottage Grove Avenue Chicago IL 60653 312-747-7231

Abraham Lincoln Centre Roseland Headst 7 East 119th Street Chicago IL 60628 773-264-4763

Abundance Of Love Day Care 6420 South Cottage Grove Avenue Chicago IL 60637 773-358-8192

About Chicago Daycares

Chicago Daycare is a service that supervises and cares for children too young to be left alone during periods when parents or guardians are unavailable, due to work or other commitments in Chicago, IL. Daycare services are typically used for children too young to attend school or preschool, or for school-aged children that need supervision immediately before or after school hours.

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

Daycare services in Chicago, Illinois come in a variety of forms, including Daycare Centers operated by private businesses, non-profit and religious organizations, and government agencies, as well as Home Daycares run by individuals. While Daycare usually refers to the supervision and care of children, somewhat comparable services for elderly or disabled adults also exist, which are usually referred to as Chicago Adult Daycares.

Illinois Licensed Daycare

All Daycare services are regulated extensively by Illinois State agencies. The regulation and licensing of Daycare services usually falls within the Illinois Human Services Department or the Office of Early Childhood. Regulations concerning Chicago Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Chicago background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Chicago Daycare Centers

Daycare Centers are operations that provide daycare in a setting other than a private home. They are typically larger and provide a classroom-style format that groups children by age. Most Chicago Daycare Centers offer structured programming, and many are accredited as providers of early learning programs. Illinois State regulations determine how many adult staff members are required per child, based on the children's age. Infants typically require at least one adult for every three infants. The ratio of children to adults increases with the children's age to a maximum of approximately ten children per adult staff members, though this varies by state. Daycare Centers are usually owned and operated by Chicago private businesses, non-profit organizations, or religious organizations. Government involvement in Daycare is usually limited to subsidizing Daycare costs for low-income families, though there are some examples of government owned and operated Daycare Centers in Chicago.

Chicago Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Chicago, Illinois. The licensing requirements and regulations for Home Daycares differ somewhat from Daycare Centers. In addition to adult to children ratios, IL law imposes a total maximum number of children that can be cared for in a single home. Safety and design requirements also differ from Daycare Centers.