The First Step Day Care Center in Belvidere Illinois

Address and phone number for The First Step Day Care Center, a Daycare, at Pearl Street, Belvidere IL.

The First Step Day Care Center
1300 Pearl Street, Belvidere, Illinois, 61008

About the The First Step Day Care Center

The The First Step Day Care Center, located in Belvidere, IL, is a childcare facility that supervises and cares for children. Daycare services support parents and guardians by caring for children too young to be left alone, most often children too young to attend school or school-aged children that require before or after school care.

You may contact Daycares for questions about:
  • Belvidere home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • Belvidere childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
  • Belvidere financial assistance programs
Daycare Policies

The Daycare follows Illinois health and safety regulations, including requirements on the ratio between caregivers and children. In addition, the Daycare sets its own policies for enrollment, hours of operation, joining the waitlist, administering medication, and food allergy restrictions. Contact the Daycare for questions about specific policies or regulations.

Illinois State Daycare Licensing

In order to operate in Illinois, Daycare services must meet Illinois state regulations and comply with licensing regulations. Licensed Daycares meet state requirements on staffing levels, the safety of the location, accessibility, and programming. The licensing requirements vary for childcare centers and in-home daycares, with different standards for the maximum number of children at the facility. The safety and design requirements also differ depending on the facility type. Daycares undergo periodic reviews to maintain their license, which include background checks of all staff members. In addition to state licensing, the Daycare may hold additional accreditations, such as NAEYC accreditation.

Early Learning Programs

The Daycare offers early learning programs designed to promote learning and growth for Belvidere children enrolled in the Daycare. These programs emphasize play-based learning, verbal communications, gross motor skills, curiosity, and social skills. For preschool-aged children, the Daycare learning programs focus on kindergarten readiness skills.

Belvidere Financial Assistance for Daycare

Belvidere residents may qualify for childcare financial assistance programs depending on their income, household size, and other factors. In Illinois, federal programs including Head Start and Early Head Start provide childcare services for low-income families. Illinois state also distributes federal child care subsidies, also known as vouchers or fee assistance, for low-income families. Contact the The First Step Day Care Center for more information on financial assistance programs.

Contact the The First Step Day Care Center

You may contact the The First Step Day Care Center by calling 815-544-4656, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: The First Step Day Care Center, 1300 Pearl Street, Belvidere, Illinois, 61008.

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