Harvey IL Daycare

Find Harvey, 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.


God's Little Sugars Nursery & Kdg School 30 East 159th Street Harvey IL 60426 708-339-9177


Great Expectations Children's Academy 15720 Dixie Highway Harvey IL 60428 708-333-3667

Harvey Area Child & Family Dev Center Sibley Boulevard Harvey IL 60426 708-596-6404

Ingall's Employee Child Care Center 40 Ald Taylor Way Harvey IL 60426 708-333-3224

Kiddy Kulture Child Care & Learning Center 396 East 159th Street Harvey IL 60426 708-331-1430

Minds Over Matter Community Childcare Cn 91 West 154th Street Harvey IL 60426 708-333-3522

Prince & Princess Day Crt Inc 15429 Dixie Highway Harvey IL 60426 708-339-9108

Prince & Princess Infant-Toddler Care 235 West 154th Place Harvey IL 60426 708-339-9838

Smiling Face Child Care Inc 15113 South Halsted Street Harvey IL 60426 708-331-1913

The Learning Ladder Educational Center 16225 South Halsted Street Harvey IL 60426 703-596-6911

Thornton Twsp HSDist 205 Infant Care 15001 Broadway Avenue Harvey IL 60426 708-225-5403

Wee Care Christian Learning Center, Inc 325 East 147th Street Harvey IL 60426 708-331-1708

About Harvey Daycares

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

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

Harvey 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 Harvey 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 Harvey 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 Harvey.

Harvey Home Daycares

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