Lake Forest IL Daycare

Find Lake Forest, 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 Presbyterian Preschool Program 700 North Sheridan Road Lake Forest IL 60045 847-295-5121


Cherokee After School Club 475 Cherokee Road Lake Forest IL 60045 847-548-8077

Dearhaven Childcare And Learning Center 1100 North Westmoreland Road Lake Forest IL 60045 847-535-5750

Episcopal Pre-School Of The Church Of Hs 400 East Westminster Avenue Lake Forest IL 60045 847-234-4798

Everett After School Club 1111 Everett School Road Lake Forest IL 60045 847-548-8077

Gorton Children's Drop-In Center 400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest IL 60045 847-234-4279

Joytime Pre-School 50 South Maywood Road Lake Forest IL 60045 847-234-4196

Lake Forest Country Day School 145 South Green Bay Road Lake Forest IL 60045 847-234-4235

Lake Forest High School's Little Scouts 300 South Waukegan Road Lake Forest IL 60045 847-235-5967

Montessori School Of Lake Forest 13700 West Laurel Drive Lake Forest IL 60045 847-918-8100

Winter Club Of Lake Forest 956 North Sheridan Road Lake Forest IL 60045 847-234-4003

About Lake Forest Daycares

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

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

Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest.

Lake Forest Home Daycares

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