Springfield IL Daycare

Find Springfield, 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.


Berean Baptist Day Care Center 3401 South 6th Street Frontage Road East Springfield IL 62703 217-529-9422


Building Blocks Preschool 805 Chatham Road Springfield IL 62704 217-698-8887

Building Blocks Preschool South, Inc 770 East Apple Orchard Road Springfield IL 62703 217-528-8802

Calvary Temple Day Care Center 1730 West Jefferson Street Springfield IL 62702 217-546-6599

Cherry Hills Preschool Nursery 2125 Woodside Road Springfield IL 62711 217-698-8605

Christian Day Care Center, A Ministry--Wscc 400 Bruns Lane Springfield IL 62702 217-787-7767

Dept Of Revenue Child Care Center 101 West Jefferson Street Springfield IL 62702 217-785-5749

First Impressions Day Care Inc 1145 South College Street Springfield IL 62704 217-525-5607

Gingerbread House Dcc Of Central Il 711 South Durkin Drive Springfield IL 62704 217-787-7160

Home Sweet Home 405 South Grand Avenue West Springfield IL 62704 217-553-3138

Kids Korner Montessori Preschool 1901 West Lawrence Avenue Springfield IL 62704 217-726-6379

Lake Shore Learning Center Inc 6100 South 6th Street Springfield IL 62712 217-529-9919

Little Friends Day Care Center 910 South 8th Street Springfield IL 62703 217-522-2154

Little Friends Day Care Center Ii 913 South 9th Street Springfield IL 62703 217-522-2111

Memorial Child Care 401 West Miller Street Springfield IL 62702 217-788-8310

My Friends Discovery Center 3301 Conifer Drive Springfield IL 62711 217-787-7140

Nehemiah Child Development Center 2219 East Kansas Street Springfield IL 62703 217-544-4224

Noah's Ark Child Development Center 2525 Taylor Avenue Springfield IL 62703 217-585-5137

Pleasant Run Learning Center & Preschool 3131 Pleasant Run Springfield IL 62711 217-787-7226

Pre School In The Park 1501 South Grand Avenue West Springfield IL 62704 217-753-3622

About Springfield Daycares

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

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

Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Springfield.

Springfield Home Daycares

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