St. Charles IL Daycare

Find St. Charles, 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.


Bethlehem Preschool Center 1145 North 5th Avenue St. Charles IL 60174 630-584-4602


Chesterbrook Academy 600 Courtyard Drive St. Charles IL 60174 630-513-3828

First Steps Preschool 1125 Oak Street St. Charles IL 60174 630-584-4676

Hosanna! Preschool 36W925 Red Gate Road St. Charles IL 60175 630-584-4157

Kensington School Of St Charles 1900 Cumberland Parkway St. Charles IL 60174 630-513-3535

Kids Connection 2011 Dean Street St. Charles IL 60174 630-587-7940

Kindercare Learning Centers Inc #892 1875 Prairie Street St. Charles IL 60174 630-584-4233

St Mark's Preschool 101 South 6th Avenue St. Charles IL 60174 630-584-4485

The Goddard School 200 North Tyler Road St. Charles IL 60174 630-513-3010

The Swing Set Preschool 40W451 Fox Mill Boulevard St. Charles IL 60175 630-443-3857

Two Rivers Head Start Program 6 Watseka Avenue St. Charles IL 60174 847-741-1593

About St. Charles Daycares

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

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

St. Charles 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 St. Charles 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 St. Charles 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 St. Charles.

St. Charles Home Daycares

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