McHenry County IL Daycare

Find McHenry 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.


A Child's Place Learning Center 1159 Adams Drive McHenry IL 60051 815-385-5331


Algonquin Preschool Inc 109 Washington Street Algonquin IL 60102 847-658-8223

Barlina House Preschool 705 Barlina Road Crystal Lake IL 60014 815-477-7540

Bethany Lutheran Preschool 76 West Crystal Lake Avenue Crystal Lake IL 60014 815-477-7746

Bright Horizons Child Care & Early Educa 290 Memorial Court Crystal Lake IL 60014 815-455-5537

Brown Bear Daycare And Learning Center 21007 McGuire Road Harvard IL 60033 815-943-3349

Cary Head Start 1514 3 Oaks Road Cary IL 60013 815-338-8879

Cary United Methodist Pre School 500 North 1st Street Cary IL 60013 847-639-9765

Childtime/Northern Illinois Med Center 4201 West Medical Center Drive McHenry IL 60050 815-363-3235

Community Montessori Preschool Daycare 640 McHenry Avenue Woodstock IL 60098 815-338-8741

Crystal Lake Head Start 76 West Crystal Lake Avenue Crystal Lake IL 60014 815-455-5693

Faith Community Preschool 10547 Faiths Way Huntley IL 60142 224-569-9651

First United Methodist Nursery School 236 West Crystal Lake Avenue Crystal Lake IL 60014 815-459-9809

First United Methodist Preschool 201 West South Street Woodstock IL 60098 815-338-8834

Friendship House Inc 100 South Main Street Crystal Lake IL 60014 815-459-9655

Goddard School 801 Georgetown Drive Cary IL 60013 847-639-9116

Grace Lutheran Child Dev Center 6000 Broadway Road Richmond IL 60071 815-678-8484

Grace Lutheran Preschool 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road Woodstock IL 60098 815-338-8055

Harvard Head Start 1101 North Division Street Harvard IL 60033 815-943-3553

Harvard Pre-School 1601 Garfield Road Harvard IL 60033 815-943-3524

About McHenry County Daycares

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

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

McHenry 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 McHenry 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 McHenry 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 McHenry County.

McHenry County Home Daycares

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