Boone County IL Daycare

Find Boone County, 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.


First Step Learning 620 Logan Avenue Belvidere IL 61008 815-544-4040


Got Kidz? Child Care 531 South Main Street Belvidere IL 61008 815-547-7690

Miss Mari's Preschool 204 East Menomonie Street Belvidere IL 61008 815-544-4386

Poplar Grove Learning Academy 1905 Candlewick Drive Southwest Poplar Grove IL 61065 815-742-2610

The First Step Day Care Center 1300 Pearl Street Belvidere IL 61008 815-544-4656

Two Rivers Head Start/Belvidere 6581 Revlon Drive Belvidere IL 61008 630-264-4144

About Boone County Daycares

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

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

Boone County 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 Boone County 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 Boone County 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 Boone County.

Boone County Home Daycares

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