DeKalb IL Daycare

Find DeKalb, 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.


Childrens Learning Center Lincoln 220 East Sunset Place DeKalb IL 60115 815-756-6350


Childrens Learning Center Littlejohn 1121 School Street DeKalb IL 60115 815-756-6350

Childrens Learning Center Main Center 905 South 4th Street DeKalb IL 60115 815-756-6350

Fcns Child Development Laboratory At Niu DeKalb IL 60115 815-753-3115

First United Preschool & Daycare 321 Oak Street DeKalb IL 60115 815-787-7640

Growing Place - Chesebro 900 East Garden Street DeKalb IL 60115 815-756-6574

Growing Place Ii 909 South 4th Street DeKalb IL 60115 815-756-6574

Kindercare Learning Center 207 East Hillcrest Drive DeKalb IL 60115 815-758-8154

Little Friends Academy Inc 530 Charter Street DeKalb IL 60115 815-758-8285

Little Lambs Preschool Of Immanuel Luthe 511 Russell Road DeKalb IL 60115 815-756-6666

Niu Campus Child Care 1425 Lincoln Highway DeKalb IL 60115 815-753-3012

The Growing Place - First Congregational 615 North 1st Street DeKalb IL 60115 815-756-6574

About DeKalb Daycares

DeKalb 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 DeKalb, 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:
  • DeKalb home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • DeKalb childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
Types of Daycare

Daycare services in DeKalb, 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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. DeKalb background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

DeKalb 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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb.

DeKalb Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in DeKalb, 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.