Cook County IL Daycare

Find Cook 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.


1St Lutheran HS Prog/Logan Square YMCA 3500 West Fullerton Avenue Chicago IL 60647 773-862-2596


1St United Meth Church - Sonrise School 123 North Plum Grove Road Palatine IL 60067 847-359-9134

A & A Kiddy Kollege 2 1440 West 125th Street Calumet Park IL 60827 708-699-9766

A + Day School, Two Inc 865 Sterling Avenue Palatine IL 60067 847-359-9245

A Caring World 4310 West Fullerton Avenue Chicago IL 60639 773-489-9454

A Child's Space Early Literacy & Lc, Inc 1020 South Wabash Avenue Chicago IL 60605 312-431-1123

A Child's World Early Learning Center 2145 East 83rd Street Chicago IL 60617 773-978-8659

A Great Place To Grow 9301 West Irving Park Road Schiller Park IL 60176 847-678-8092

A Joyful Noise 211 Kenilworth Avenue Kenilworth IL 60043 847-251-1427

A Karrasel Nursery School & Kindergarten 3030 North Kedzie Avenue Chicago IL 60618 773-463-3615

A Mother's Touch 125 North Dryden Place Arlington Heights IL 60004 847-357-7172

A Mother's Touch Childcare Center 1505 North Pulaski Road Chicago IL 60651 773-384-4020

A Mothers Touch Learning Academy 8350 North Greenwood Avenue Niles IL 60714 847-823-3102

A Plus Day School 126 East Wing Street Arlington Heights IL 60004 847-375-5035

A Step Ahead Day Care Center/Nursery 4208 North Broadway Chicago IL 60613 773-404-4866

A Step Up Career Academy-Center Inc 2745 Bernice Road Lansing IL 60438 708-474-4251

A Whizz Kids Preschool #2 2600 East 83rd Street Chicago IL 60617 773-768-8088

A-Karrasel Child Care Playhouse, Inc 4248 Grace Street Schiller Park IL 60176 847-671-1319

A-Karrasel Enterprises 3420 West Fullerton Avenue Chicago IL 60647 773-772-2433

A-Karrasel Infant & Toddlr Inc 7801 West Grand Avenue Elmwood Park IL 60707 708-452-2766

About Cook County Daycares

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

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

Cook 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 Cook 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 Cook 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 Cook County.

Cook County Home Daycares

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