West Chicago IL Daycare

Find West Chicago, 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.

Cdi Head Start West Chicago 331 George Street West Chicago IL 60185 630-231-1604

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Preschool 1S260 Joliet Street West Chicago IL 60185 630-293-3075

Kiddyplace Learning Center 1871 North Neltnor Boulevard West Chicago IL 60185 630-231-1198

Kinder Care Learning Center 2044 Franciscan Way West Chicago IL 60185 630-562-2390

Mom's In School 643 East Washington Street West Chicago IL 60185 630-231-1023

The Wheaton Bible Church Pre-School 500 North Avenue West Chicago IL 60185 630-588-8717

Tick Tock Nursery School 525 North Neltnor Boulevard West Chicago IL 60185 630-231-1150

About West Chicago Daycares

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

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

West Chicago 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 West Chicago 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 West Chicago 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 West Chicago.

West Chicago Home Daycares

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