Oak Park IL Daycare

Find Oak Park, 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.


Abc Toon Town Ii 208 Harrison Street Oak Park IL 60304 708-848-8070


Abc Toon Town, Inc 148 Harrison Street Oak Park IL 60304 708-848-8971

Andersen Center 824 Hayes Avenue Oak Park IL 60302 708-725-5210

Back 2 Basics Learning Academy 1009 Garfield Street Oak Park IL 60304 708-848-8888

Barrie Center 1011 South Lombard Avenue Oak Park IL 60304 708-725-5225

Beatrice Glasser Nursery School 1235 North Harlem Avenue Oak Park IL 60302 708-386-6393

Blocks 24-Hr Child Care Center 813 South Oak Park Avenue Oak Park IL 60304 708-445-5157

Building Blocks Child Care 171 North Cuyler Avenue Oak Park IL 60302 708-386-6103

Carroll Center 1125 South Kenilworth Avenue Oak Park IL 60304 708-725-5210

Ceda Oak Park Head Start 44 Madison Street Oak Park IL 60302 708-848-8647

Children's Garden Montessori 165 North Lombard Avenue Oak Park IL 60302 708-383-3657

First Baptist Church Child Dev Center 820 Ontario Street Oak Park IL 60302 708-383-3119

First United Church Nursery School 848 Lake Street Oak Park IL 60301 708-848-8491

Good Shepherd's Learning Center 326 Lake Street Oak Park IL 60302 708-386-6206

Hephzibah Children's Association - Hatch 1000 North Ridgeland Avenue Oak Park IL 60302 708-649-9714

Hephzibah Children's Association(Irving) 1125 South Cuyler Avenue Oak Park IL 60304 708-649-9708

Hephzibah Day Care Program 508 North Kenilworth Avenue Oak Park IL 60302 708-649-9714

Hephzibah-Beye Day Care Program 230 Ontario Street Oak Park IL 60302 708-649-9714

Hephzibah-Lincoln Day Care Program 1111 South Grove Avenue Oak Park IL 60304 708-649-9714

Hephzibah-Longfellow Day Care Program 715 Highland Avenue Oak Park IL 60304 708-649-9714

About Oak Park Daycares

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

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

Oak Park 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 Oak Park 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 Oak Park 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 Oak Park.

Oak Park Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Oak Park, 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.