Daycares in Elgin, Illinois

Find Elgin, 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.


Bethlehem Lutheran Child Dev Center 340 Grand Boulevard Elgin, IL

Bright Horizons At Elgin 2450 Westfield Drive Elgin, IL

Bright Stars Academy 1560 Weatherstone Lane Elgin, IL

Elgin Comm College-Early Chdhood Lab Sch 1700 Spartan Drive Elgin, IL

Elgin Day Care Center 210 National Street Elgin, IL

Elgin Parent Coop Nursery School 240 Standish Street Elgin, IL

Kindercare Learning Center 2395 Bowes Road Elgin, IL

Kindercare Learning Center 1520 Main Lane Elgin, IL

King Of Glory Lutheran Preschool 36W720 Hopps Road Elgin, IL

Knowledge Learning Dba Kindercare 2485 South Street Elgin, IL

New Creations Pre-School 37W040 West Highland Avenue Elgin, IL

See Saw Day Care Center East 41W625 Russell Road Elgin, IL

Summit Center 799 South McLean Boulevard Elgin, IL

The Goddard School Of Elgin 2496 Bushwood Drive Elgin, IL

The Learning Tree Inc 2325 Royal Boulevard Elgin, IL

The Learning Tree Of East Elgin Inc 845 Summit Street Elgin, IL

Two Rivers Head Start Agency 418 Airport Road Elgin, IL

Two Rivers Head Start Program 735 Dundee Avenue Elgin, IL

Two Rivers Head Start Program 69 North Aldine Avenue Elgin, IL

Ywca Child Care Center 220 East Chicago Street Elgin, IL

About Elgin Daycares

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

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

Elgin 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 Elgin 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 Elgin 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 Elgin.

Elgin Home Daycares

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