Gurnee IL Daycare

Find Gurnee, 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 Lutheran Church Preschool 5110 Grand Avenue Gurnee IL 60031 847-244-4967


Gurnee Community Preschool 4555 West Grand Avenue Gurnee IL 60031 847-336-6239

Kindercare Learning Center 6480 Gurnee Mills Circle West Gurnee IL 60031 847-360-0113

Kindercare Learning Centers 4574 Brookhaven Road Gurnee IL 60031 847-360-0112

Patti Cake Child Care 5631 Manchester Drive Gurnee IL 60031 847-918-8953

The Country Preschool 5725 Stearns School Road Gurnee IL 60031 847-244-4821

Woodland Intermediate Champions 1115 North Hunt Club Road Gurnee IL 60031 847-360-0029

About Gurnee Daycares

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

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

Gurnee 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 Gurnee 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 Gurnee 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 Gurnee.

Gurnee Home Daycares

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