Mount Prospect IL Daycare

Find Mount Prospect, 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.


Bright Horizons @ Mount Prospect 1020 Hunt Club Drive Mount Prospect IL 60056 847-956-6622


Ceda Northwest Headstart, Desplaines 1170 North Des Plaines River Road Mount Prospect IL 60056 847-298-8113

Early Days Preschool And Childcare 253 East Rand Road Mount Prospect IL 60056 847-392-2929

Grace Pre-School 1624 East Euclid Avenue Mount Prospect IL 60056 847-824-4740

Kindercare Learning Center 300 West Kensington Road Mount Prospect IL 60056 847-255-5158

Montessori Schoolhouse 501 South Emerson Street Mount Prospect IL 60056 847-394-4236

Mount Prospect Child Care Center 406 Northwest Highway Mount Prospect IL 60056 847-253-3587

Park View Montessori School 805 Burning Bush Lane Mount Prospect IL 60056 847-296-6304

Safari Childcare 1630 West Algonquin Road Mount Prospect IL 60056 847-981-1073

St Dominick Day Care 2020 East Camp McDonald Road Mount Prospect IL 60056 847-627-7552

St Mark Preschool 200 South Wille Street Mount Prospect IL 60056 847-253-3063

Trinity Preschool 605 West Golf Road Mount Prospect IL 60056 847-357-7151

About Mount Prospect Daycares

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

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

Mount Prospect 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 Mount Prospect 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 Mount Prospect 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 Mount Prospect.

Mount Prospect Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Mount Prospect, 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.