Rockford IL Daycare

Find Rockford, 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.


Blackhawk Learning Connection 421 Buckbee Street Rockford IL 61104 815-962-2885


Christ The Rock Lutheran Pre-School 8330 Newburg Road Rockford IL 61108 815-332-2555

Christ United Methodist Church P/S Cntr 1505 North Alpine Road Rockford IL 61107 815-398-8145

Circles Of Learning 5711 Wansford Way Rockford IL 61109 815-226-6871

Circles Of Learning 2907 North Main Street Rockford IL 61103 815-636-6382

Fairgrounds Head Start 902 Acorn Street Rockford IL 61101 815-961-1240

Genesis Day Care 724 Harrison Avenue Rockford IL 61104 815-397-7486

Henrietta Head Start 200 North Johnston Avenue Rockford IL 61101 815-987-7548

Hiland Hill Pre-School 2101 East State Street Rockford IL 61104 815-397-7421

House Of Grace Learning Center/Day Care 518 North Court Street Rockford IL 61103 815-964-4311

Kindercare Learning Center 4345 Maray Drive Rockford IL 61107 815-226-6909

Kindercare Learning Center #912 3890 Northridge Drive Rockford IL 61114 815-877-7788

Klc/Kinder Care Learning Centers #094 308 North Mulford Road Rockford IL 61107 815-398-8280

Klc/Kinder Care Learning Centers #225 6473 East Riverside Boulevard Rockford IL 61114 815-636-6220

Montessori Learning Path, 200 North 1st Street Rockford IL 61107 815-964-4170

Montessori Private Academy 8101 Sayer Road Rockford IL 61108 815-332-2810

Mt Olive Early Childhood Center 2001 North Alpine Road Rockford IL 61107 815-399-9317

New Horizons Child Care/Learning Center 513 Phelps Avenue Rockford IL 61108 815-229-9351

Orton Keyes Head Start 653 Ranger Street Rockford IL 61109 815-969-9656

Playtown Preschool 3300 Rural Street Rockford IL 61107 815-399-9053

About Rockford Daycares

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

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

Rockford 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 Rockford 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 Rockford 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 Rockford.

Rockford Home Daycares

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