Full-Time/Part-Time Child Care, Preschool, Kindergarten: 6 weeks -12 years; 7:00 am-6:00 pm, M-F
Extended Care: Before and after school care available
Accepts Child Care Assistance Program (limited spaces) • Child/Staff Ratios: 8/1, Meet DCFS Standards • Flexible hours • Offers Illinois State Funded Preschool for All (part-time preschool) designed to meet the needs of children and families with stress/risk factors; developmental screening, parent interview used to determine eligibility • Toilet training required for children over 3 • Silver ExceleRate Circle of Quality rating
Preschool: 2-6 years; 8:45-11:00 am, 12:45-3:00 pm
Child/Staff Ratios: 5/1 (2-3 years); 8/1 (4-6 years) • Days vary by age • License exempt • Registration usually 1st Sunday in February • Toilet training not required
Full-Time/Part-Time Preschool: 2-3 years, 3-5 years; 8:30-11:30 am,
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Extended day option available (age 3 and up) for Alcuin students
Child/Staff Ratios: 5/1 (age 2); 8/1 (3-6 years) • Days/times vary by age • Financial aid available • License-exempt Montessori school; American Montessori Society • Ongoing enrollment • Parent/caregiver-child classes available for children (12-24 mos) • Toilet training required for children ages 3+
Preschool: 3-5 years; 9:00-11:40 am, 12:20-3:00 pm
Extended day option available for Ascension students (7:00 am-6:00 pm)
Child/Staff Ratios: 15/2 (age 3); 20/2 (age 4); 25/2 (ages 5-6) • License-exempt Parochial Catholic school • Open house on last Sunday in January • Registration for parish members in February; open enrollment in March • Some scholarships available for parish members • Toilet training required
Full-Time/Part-Time Child Care: 6 weeks-5 years; 7:00 am-6:00 pm
Flexible hours available • Provides toilet-training services • Spanish language and music & movement classes available • 43 total slots available
Preschool: 9:00-11:30 am, 1:00-3:30 pm
Kindergarten: 8:45-11:45 am or 8:45 am-3:15 pm Full-Time/Part-Time Child Care: 6 weeks-8 years; 7:00 am-6:00 pm
Accepts Child Care Assistance Program • Child/Staff Ratios: Meets NAEYC optimal standards • After school care available (K-2nd grade) • Applications accepted on last Wednesday in February for preschool • License-exempt Religious Lutheran school that chooses to be licensed; National Lutheran School Association Accredited • Ongoing registration for full-time programs • Toilet training required for children ages 3+ • 192 total slots available • NAEYC-Accredited, Gold ExceleRate Circle of Quality rating
Full-Time/Part-Time Child Care: 2 years-12 years; 6:30 am-6:00 pm
After school care available for Kdg-6th graders (child/staff ratio 20/1) • Non-denominational Christian center • Toilet training must be in process • Transportation available from school to center • 130 total slots • Silver ExceleRate Circle of Quality rating
Accepts Child Care Assistance Program • Child/Staff Ratios: 4/1 (age 2); 5/1 (age 3); 6/1 (ages 4-6) • Financial aid available • License-exempt but chooses to carry DCFS license • Open house on 3rd Tuesday in January • Optional 2-hour Lunch Bunch available • Toilet training required for ages 3+ • NAEYC-Accredited, Gold ExceleRate Circle of Quality rating
Preschool: 3-5 years; 8:15-11:00 am; 12:00-2:45 pm
Child/Staff Ratios: 5/1 • 40 total slots available • Must be age 3 by September 1 and reside in Forest Park • Registration is by appointment only • $100 materials fee per year.
Preschool: 2-5 years; 8:30-11:00 am; 12:00-2:30 pm
Accepts Child Care Assistance Program • Child/Staff Ratios: Meet NAEYC optimal standards • Extended day option (8:30 am 1:15 pm); Financial aid available • Ongoing enrollment • Religious Jewish preschool open to all regardless of religious affiliation • Parent/caregiver-child classes available for children age 9 months to 2 1/2 years • Toilet training not required • 78 total slots available • NAEYC-Accredited
Preschool: 2-5 years; 7:00 am-12:30 pm, 3 days or 5 days
Part-Time/Full-Time Child Care: 7:00 am-6:00 pm, 3 days or 5 days
Accepts Child Care Assistance Program • Child/Staff Ratios: Meets NAEYC optimal standards • Program of Dominican University • Toilet training required for children age 3+ • 92 total slots available • NAEYC-accredited, Gold ExceleRate Circle of Quality rating
Preschool: Age 3; 8:15-11:30 am; two, three, or five day options Junior Kindergarten: 8:15-11:30 am; Kindergarten: 8:15 am-3:00 pm
Child/Staff Ratios: 10/1 • Before school care (7:00-8:15 am), extended day available (ages 4-14, 3:00-6:00 pm) • License exempt Religious Lutheran school; Evangelical Lutheran Education Association • Registraton begins end of January for congregants; open registration March 15 • Toilet training required • 20 slots available per classroom
After-school care: (K-5th grade) at D97 elementary schools until 6:00 pm
Accepts Child Care Assistance Program • Child/Staff Ratios: 10/1• Applications accepted in April prior to Kdg for Kdg after-school care; maintains waiting list • Council on Accreditation • Full-day child care available on school holidays & during summer (9 wks), 7:30 am-6:00 pm • Ongoing enrollment • Sliding fee scale
Hephzibah also offers services for children and families; case management/social work; parent support & training; foster care; information and referral; advocacy.
Subsidized Preschool: 3 years-5 years; 8:00 am-11:30 am or 12:00-3:30 pm
Child/Staff Ratios: 13/2 • Must reside in West Suburban Cook County • No cost to income-eligible families • Ongoing enrollment • 26 slots available for AM classes, 26 slots availble for PM classes • Toilet training highly recommended • NAEYC-Accredited, Gold ExceleRate Circle of Quality rating
Before/After School Care: K-6th grade; 6:30-8:15 am; 2:30-6:00 pm
Child/Staff Ratios: 7/1 • Must reside in Forest Park • Register in late summer for school year • 60 total slots available • Tutoring and transportation available
Full-time Child Care: 15 mos-8 years; 6:30 am-6:00 pm
Accepts Child Care Assistance Program • Child/Staff Ratios: 5/1 (15-23 months); 6/1 (age 2); 10/1 (ages 3-4) • After school care available (ages 5 – 9) • Toilet training not required • 70 total slots available
Preschool: 2 years, 3-4 years; 8:00 am-12:00 pm; School: 5-12 years; 8:00-3:00 pm
Full-Time/Part-Time Extended Child Care: 7:00 am-6:00 pm
Child/Staff Ratios: 5.5/1 • License-exempt Montessori school; American Montessori Society • After school enrichment programs available • Toilet training not required • 50 total slots available
The listings in this directory include some preschools with extended day options. When exploring a school with extended hours, look at its preschool programming, as well as the quality of its child care facility.
Unless noted, all of the child care facilities listed have ongoing enrollment as long as there are openings. Please note that some programs may fill up as early as January or February for the following fall. Typically, the age eligibility listed is the child’s age as of September 1st of the upcoming school year. Many programs housed in religious institutions will give preference to members. Call for specific information if you are interested in a particular program.
By law, all child care agencies must be open to children with special needs. However, some facilities may work better for a child with special needs and this should be considered when making your decision.
While most programs start enrolling children in January/February for September, please contact programs directly for questions, enrollment options and to schedule a visit any time of year.
The content of this directory has been compiled solely by the Collaboration for Early Childhood. The information provided herein with regard to hours and programming of listed facilities is listed as it was provided to the Collaboration. Any of the information listed herein may change at any time. The Collaboration in no way intends to convey a rating or endorsement of any provider nor to indicate that these listings are comprehensive.