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Child Care Opportunities: Part and Full-Time

The YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral Center (YWCA CCR&R) promotes and facilitates affordable, quality childcare through assistance, education, and advocacy. Parents in Kane and DuPage counties can call the YWCA CCR&R to receive a free customized referral. Families in Cook County should contact Illinois Action for Children. 

  • YWCA CCR&R call (630) 790-6600 or click here for childcare assistance funding
  •  Call 844-KID-INFO for assistance with childcare opportunities, support, and resources

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  • Attending a high-quality preschool or other early learning opportunities, children ages 3-5 are prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

**The following list does not endorse programs. For the most updated list of high-quality programs, please contact the YWCA CCR&R at the number listed above.
    The following list contains childcare centers unless listed otherwise. 


Bartlett Park District Preschool

Phone: 630-540-4853
Address: 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL  60103
Email: pcalabrese@bartlettparks.org

Bethlehem Lutheran Child Development Center

Phone: 847-741-7743
Address: 340 Grand Boulevard, Elgin, IL, 60120
Email: bethlehemlutherancdc@gmail.com

Castles and Crayon Family Childcare and Preschool (Family Care Provider)

Phone:  847-385-4573 Email: knlarsen@gmail.com
Address:  336 Cornwall Ave., South Elgin, IL

Centre of Elgin Preschool 

Phone: 847-531-7012
Address: The Centre of Elgin at 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120

Bizzy Bee's Childcare (Family Care Provider)

Phone:  847-409-8064
Address:  Carpentersville, IL

Bright Horizons   Silver Circle of Quality

Phone: 877-624-4532
Address: 2450 Westfield Dr. Elgin, IL 60123

Children of America Silver Circle of Quality

Phone:  847-695-2389
Address:  750 N. McLean Blvd. South Elgin, IL  60177

Elgin Academy

Phone: 847-695-0303
Address: 350 Park Street, Elgin, IL, 60120
Email: admissions@elginacademy.org

Elgin Community College Lab School  Silver Circle of Quality 

Phone: 847-214-7376
Address:  1700 Spartan Dr. Elgin, IL 60123 Bldg. M

Elgin Parent Co-Coop

Phone: 847-741-0506
Address: 240 Standish Street, Elgin, IL 60120

Friendship Corner 

Phone:  630-289-2211
Address:  935 Devon St. Bartlett, IL 

Greenbrook Montessori  Gold Circle of Quality

Phone: 630-830-1675
Address: 1675 Greenbrook Blvd. Hanover Park, IL 
 

Harvest Christian Academy Preschool

Phone: 847-214-3500 x3509
Address: 1000 N Randall Road, Elgin, IL, 60123

Ivy Early Learning Academy  Bronze Circle of Quality 

Phone: 224-281-4979
Address:  545 Hiawatha Drive Elgin, IL  60120

Jerri Hoffmann Child and Family Center (Children's Home and Aid)

Phone: 847-844-5100
Address: 229 Lake Marian Road, Carpentersville, IL, 60110

KinderCare Bowes Road Gold Circle of Quality

Phone: 847-622-9475
Address: 2395 Bowes Road Elgin, IL 60123

KinderCare - Main Lane Gold Circle of Quality

Phone: 847-697-0555
Address: 1520 Main Lane, Elgin, IL 60123

KinderCare- South Street Gold Circle of Quality

Phone: 847-888-4288
Address: 2485 South Street, Elgin, IL  60123

KinderCare- Spring Street Gold Circle of Quality

Phone:  847-289-5280
Address: 1250 W. Spring St. South Elgin, IL  60177

KinderCare- West Carol Stream Gold Circle of Quality

Phone:  630-213-5900
Address:  1360 West Army Trail Rd. Carol Stream, IL 60188

Little Blessings Home Daycare (Family Care Provider)

Phone: 630-205-0546 Email: 001familyhorne@gmail.com
Address: 42W461 Burlington Rd. Elgin, IL  60124

Little Learners Preschool 

Phone:847-888-1989 Contact: ficaro_g@cityofelgin.org
Address: Eastside Recreation Center
1080 East Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120

Little Royal Preschool (High School Preschool Program for the community for little leaners-part time program)

Phone: 847-888-5200 x8325
Address: 1475 Larkin Avenue, Elgin, IL 60123

Mini Steps Child Care Silver Circle of Quality 

Phone:  630-837-6307
Address: 5600 Arlington Drive East, Hanover Park, IL 

Ms. Jamie's Childcare (Family Care Provider)

Email:  msjamiechildcare@gmail.com
Address:  South Elgin, IL 

One Hope United Child and Family Resource Center  Gold Circle of Quality

Phone:  847-697-7100
Address: 210 National Street Elgin, IL 60120

Primrose School of South Elgin

Phone: 847-468-1630
Address: 450 Briargate Drive, South Elgin, IL, 60177

Sandy's Learning House (Family Care Provider)  Gold Circle of Quality

Phone: 630-540-1455
Address: 1106 Regency Lane, Carol Stream, IL  60188

School District U-46 Parents as Teachers

Phone: 847-888-5000 x6003
Address: 1555 Larkin Avenue, Elgin, IL, 60123

School District U-46 More at Four  Gold Circle of Quality

Phone: 847-888-5000 x6132
Address: 799 S. Mclean Boulevard, Elgin, IL, 60123

School District U-46 Early Education Station

Phone: 847-888-5000 x6094

South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department
South Elgin Preschool Pals

Phone: 847-622-0003
Address: 10 N. Water Street, South Elgin, IL 60177

St. Laurence School

Phone: 847-468-6100
Address: 571 Standish Street, Elgin, IL, 60123 

Streamwood High School Sabre Tiny Tots Preschool

Phone: 630-213-5500 x8625
Address: 701 West Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL, 60107

Summit Early Learning Center Silver Circle of Quality

Phone:  847-468-0490
Address: 331- W. River Rd., Elgin, IL 60123
(Preschool 3-5 yrs of age)

Sunshine Children - Family Care Provider

Phone: 224-245-9696
Address: 1162 Preston Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120

Taylor Family YMCA Childcare 

Phone: 847-888-7410
Address:  50 N. McLean Blvd. Elgin, IL  60123

Terri's Home Daycare - Family Care Provider

Phone: 847-608-4776
Address: 1300 Borden Drive, Elgin, IL 60120

The Goddard School

Phone: 847-783-0083
Address: 2496 Bushwood Drive, Elgin, IL  60010
Email: elginil@goddardelgin.com

The Learning Experience (Now enrolling children 6 weeks old to 6 years old)

Phone: 224-535-9208
Address: 171 S. McLean Blvd.,  South Elgin, IL  60122
Email: southelgin@tlechildren.com

The Learning Tree Child Care of East Elgin Silver Circle of Quality 

Phone: 847-741-6880
Address: 845 Summit Street, Elgin, IL, 60120

The Learning Tree Child Care West Elgin Silver Circle of Quality 

Phone: 847-888-4220
Address: 2325 Royal Boulevard, Elgin, IL 60123

The Preschool Connection (Elgin High School Preschool)

Phone: 847-888-5100 x8252
Address: 1200 Maroon Drive, Elgin, IL 60120

Two Rivers Head Start 

Elgin East Phone: 847-742-4922 (3-5yrs.)
Address:  735 Dundee Avenue, Elgin, IL  60120

River Ridge Head Start (0-3yrs)

Phone: 847-717-6048
Address: 418 Airport Rd. Elgin, IL  60123

Elgin Head Start West (3-5 yrs.)

Phone:  847-888-0271
Address:  69 N. Aldine Street, Elgin, IL  60123