Daycares in Bureau County, Illinois

Find Bureau 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.

There are 6 Daycares in Bureau County, Illinois, serving a population of 33,619 people in an area of 869 square miles. There is 1 Daycare per 5,603 people, and 1 Daycare per 144 square miles.

In Illinois, Bureau County is ranked 75th of 102 counties in Daycares per capita, and 72nd in Daycares per square mile.


Humpty Dumpty Preschool 1st Street Malden, IL

Little Blessings Daycare 125 Jackson Street Walnut, IL

Noahs Ark Childcare Center 73 North Main Street La Moille, IL

Spring Valley Head Start 227 East Erie Street Spring Valley, IL

The Learning Ladder Early Childhood Center 2121 North Euclid Avenue Princeton, IL

Zearing Child Enrichment Center Inc 633 East Masonic Drive Princeton, IL

About Bureau County Daycares

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

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

Bureau 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 Bureau 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 Bureau 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 Bureau County.

Bureau County Home Daycares

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