Daycares in Elmhurst, Illinois

Find Elmhurst, 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.


Bethel Learning Center 315 East Saint Charles Road Elmhurst, IL

Buttons & Bows Coop Nurs I 367 Spring Road Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst Academy Of Early Learning 212 West Lake Street Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst YMCA School Age Program 211 West 1st Street Elmhurst, IL

Kidz Drop In 602 North Michigan Street Elmhurst, IL

Kindercare Learning Center 556 West North Avenue Elmhurst, IL

Raggedy Anne Learning Center 232 South York Street Elmhurst, IL

Tree Town Cooperative Nursery School Inc 235 South Kenilworth Avenue Elmhurst, IL

Wilson Montessori Academy 136 West Vallette Street Elmhurst, IL

About Elmhurst Daycares

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

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

Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst.

Elmhurst Home Daycares

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