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Family homes in which care is provided for more than three children, including the caregiver's own children, related and unrelated children, must be licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). No day care home operator may care for more than a total of 12 children, including the caregiver's own children under age 12.

The day care home license must be posted. It will list the caregiver's name, how many children may be cared for in the home, the areas of the home that may be used for child care and whether night care can also be provided. When a day care home is licensed, it means that a DCFS or licensed child welfare agency licensing representative has inspected the facility and the facility was found to meet the licensing requirements. A license is valid for three years. Licensed day care homes are inspected annually by DCFS or the supervising licensed child welfare agency. If a complaint has been received regarding a violation of the licensing standards of a day care home, a licensing representative will conduct a licensing complaint investigation to determine if the alleged violation should be substantiated or unsubstantiated. Substantiated violations are reported to individuals who call the Day Care Information Line. Substantiated violations must be posted in a prominent area of the home until corrected.

There are about 10,825 home daycares in Illinois, in the counties listed below. Select the county in which you want to look for a home daycare.

Home Daycare Searches by County:

Adams (208)
Alexander (9)
Bond (9)
Boone (62)
Brown (19)
Bureau (26)
Carroll (19)
Cass (26)
Champaign (373)
Christian (28)
Clark (26)
Clay (18)
Clinton (48)
Coles (49)
Cook (4,043)
Crawford (22)
Cumberland (14)
De Kalb (118)
Dewitt (23)
Douglas (35)
Du Page (444)
Edgar (25)
Edwards (5)
Effingham (71)
Fayette (31)
Ford (38)
Franklin (23)
Fulton (11)
Greene (13)
Grundy (17)
Hamilton (5)
Hancock (61)
Hardin (7)
Henderson (9)
Henry (65)
Iroquois (45)
Jackson (36)
Jasper (21)
Jefferson (27)
Jersey (17)
Jo Daviess (50)
Johnson (6)
Kane (103)
Kankakee (83)
Kendall (86)
Knox (67)
La Salle (48)
Lake (701)
Lawrence (29)
Lee (45)
Livingston (35)
Logan (27)
Macon (77)
Macoupin (35)
Madison (115)
Marion (46)
Marshall (7)
Mason (8)
Massac (8)
Mcdonough (26)
Mchenry (180)
Mclean (197)
Menard (34)
Mercer (19)
Monroe (8)
Montgomery (26)
Morgan (56)
Moultrie (16)
Ogle (108)
Peoria (122)
Perry (18)
Piatt (22)
Pike (41)
Pope (1)
Pulaski (7)
Putnam (8)
Randolph (12)
Richland (20)
Rock Island (222)
Saint Clair (282)
Saline (21)
Sangamon (235)
Schuyler (17)
Scott (18)
Shelby (12)
Stark (12)
Stephenson (95)
Tazewell (71)
Union (5)
Vermilion (147)
Wabash (10)
Warren (32)
Washington (7)
Wayne (16)
White (4)
Whiteside (66)
Will (391)
Williamson (55)
Winnebago (434)
Woodford (30)
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