Churches with Childcare and Children’s Church

No matter how hard I try to soak in the message of a weekly sermon, I inevitably find myself digging for a snack in the middle of church or escorting at least one toddler to the bathroom. These churches with childcare in the western suburbs give parents the opportunity to embrace weekly religious services without the struggle of caring their children. Drop-off nurseries and children’s Bible school for preschool-aged children give parents the ability to connect with their faith, all while knowing their children are being cared for.

Churches with Childcare and Child Services in the West and Southwest Suburbs

This list is a round-up of Kidlist reader recommendations (shared on our Kidlist Facebook page). If you attend a church with childcare that’s not featured here, please leave a comment with the information!

Bolingbrook Church
301 E Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 739-1038

  • Discipletown Kids, for children from birth to 11 years old, is available during 10:30 am and 12:30 pm Saturday services.

Compass Church
151 E. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 739-2824

  • Children from birth to 5th grade are invited to take part in CompassKids. This program runs during 10:30 am Sunday services. 
  • Ministry for children with special needs available.

First Baptist Church of Bolingbrook
314 E Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 739-5411

  • Classes for children of all ages available during 9:45 am Sunday services.

Westbrook Christian Church
1175 Lily Cache Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60490
(630) 759-4320

  • Infant and toddler nursery available during 9:00, 10:25, and 11:50 am Sunday services.
  • Classes for children in preschool and older run during Sunday services.

Four Corners Community Church
8251 Lemont Rd
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 481-6381

  • Children’s ministry for infants through fifth grade during both Sunday services (9:00 am and 10:30 am).
  • Separate classes for junior high and high school students during the 10:30 am service.

Christ Church Downers Grove
3500 Lacey Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 654-1884

  • Drop-off infant care during 10:45 am Sunday services.
  • WonderZone available during Sunday services for children ages 2 to kindergarten with introduction to Bible stories.
  • Ministry for children with special needs available.
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St. Marks Episcopal Church
393 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 858-1020

  • Nursery available to infants during 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Sunday services. Also during 10:15 am Sunday school, and 12:00 pm Sunday School in Spanish.
  • Children’s programming (Jesus and Me) is available for children 4-8 years old during 9:15 am Sunday service.

Hinsdale Covenant Church
412 S Garfield Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-2318

  • Nursery drop-off available for 0-4 year olds during 9:00 am and 10:30 am Sunday services.
  • Little Lambs class for 2-3 year olds and B.L.A.S.T. classes for pre-k and up are both available during 10:30 am Sunday services.

Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA)
Held at the Hinsdale Seventh-Day Adventist Church
201 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 286-9303

  • Drop-off infant and toddler nursery during 9:30 Sunday services.
  • Children’s church for age 3 through first grade.
  • Sunday School after the 9:30 service.

Unitarian Church of Hinsdale
17 West Maple Avenue
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-2885

  • Drop-off infant and toddler nursery available during 10:30 am Sunday services.
  • Children ages four years and up are invited to take part in religious education programming.

La Grange Bible Church
850 7th Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 354-2485

  • Infant and toddler care in the nursery during 9:00 am Sunday service and 10:35 am Sunday School.
  • Children’s church for 2 years and up during 9:00 am Sunday service.

Lombard Christian Reformed Church
2020 S Meyers Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 495-3080

  • Infants and toddlers may join the nursery, or remain with their parents in a separate room.
  • 3 – 6 year olds may dismiss from services to attend children’s worship.

Compass Church
1551 E. Hobson Road
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 983-3232

  • Drop-off nursery for children 0-1 years old available during 5:00 pm Saturday, 9:15 or 11:15 am Sunday services.
  • Beginning at 1 year old, children are introduced to bible stories, along with fun activities and toys during weekend services.
  • Ministry for children with special needs available.

Compass Church
2244 95th Street
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 983-3232

  • Drop-off nursery for children ages 0-2 years old available during 9:30 and 11:00 am Sunday services.
  • Preschool bible classes for children 2-5 years old available during weekend services.
  • Ministry for children with special needs available.
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Good Shepherd Church
1310 Shepherd Drive
Naperville, IL 60565
(630) 961-9220

  • Nursery is available for infant/toddler drop-off during 9:30 am and 11:00 am Sunday services. Nursery is accessible to parents and children together during 5:00 pm Saturday and 8:00 am Sunday services.
  • Year-round children’s ministry classes for children 2 years old and up during 9:30 am and 11:00 am Sunday services. 
  • Ministry for children with special needs available.
  • Drop-off child care available to infants and toddlers from 8:00 am – 12:15 pm on Sundays.
  • Sunday school classes available during 9:30 and 11:00 am Sunday services.

Christ Church of Oak Brook
501 Oak Brook Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 654-1882

  • Drop-off infant care during 5:00 pm Saturday services, 9:00 and 10:45 am Sunday services.
  • WonderZone available during Saturday and Sunday services for children ages 2 to kindergarten with introduction to Bible stories.
  • Ministry for children with special needs available.

Parkview Church
11100 Orland Parkway
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 478-7477
Age-appropriate teachings and activities for children (birth – 5th grade) to connect with God. Provided at all services.

Calvary Church
16100 South 104th Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 429-2200
Childcare through grade 5 with an emphasis on growing spiritually through crafts, songs, games, skits and more. Offers special needs care with one-on-one attention, pre-registration is encouraged. Provided at all services.

Stone Church
10737 West Orland Parkway
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 385-2770
Childcare for ages infant through 5 years that engages children spiritually through song, dance, crafts, and activities. Provided at all services.

Ashburn Baptist Church
15401 Wolf Road,
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 403-1363
Nurseries and classes from children ages 0 to 5.

Our Lady of the Woods Parish
10731 West 131st Street
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 361-4754
Nursery care for children infant through 3 years old. Sundays at 9:30 am.

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Western Springs Baptist Church
4475 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-1530

  • Drop-off nursery and preschool available before 1st Worship Service at 9:00 am Sundays.
  • Children in kindergarten and up are invited to take part in Sunday School during either service.

Western Springs Christian Reformed Church
5140 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-4638

  • Drop-off nursery for infants and toddlers during 9:30 am Sunday services.
  • Midway through Sunday services, children ages 3 to 1st grade are dismissed for Children’s Worship.

First Congregational Church of Western Springs
1106 Chestnut Street
Western Springs, IL 60558

  • Childcare is available in our nursery for children 2 years old and younger at 9am and 10:30am.  Starting at 10am there is childcare available for all ages as well.
  • Sunday School for ages 3 through 5th grade at both the 9 and 10:30 am services, for 6-7th graders at the 10:30 am service only.

First United Methodist Church of Western Springs
4300 Howard Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558

  • Sunday School for ages preK through 4th grade on Sundays from 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Nursery care available for younger children

College Church
332 E Seminary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-0878

  • Drop-off nursery available to infants and toddlers during 9:30 am, 11:00 am and 6:00 pm Sunday services.
  • Preschool Bible School and Preschool Children’s Church available during 9:30 and 11:00 am Sunday morning services for children ages 2 – 5 years old.

Compass Church
520 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668- 6490

  • Children from birth to 5th grade are invited to take part in CompassKids. This program runs during Saturday and Sunday services. 
  • Ministry for children with special needs available.

St. Paul Lutheran Church
515 S. Wheaton Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-5953

  • Drop-off infant and toddler nursery is available during 8:30 and 11:00 am Sunday services. Hours may change during summer.
  • Sprouts Sunday School, offered for 2 – 4 year olds, takes place from 9:45 – 10:45 am Sundays.

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About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of two girls and a baby boy (ages 5 1/2, 4, and 6 months), and has lived in the Chicagoland for her entire life. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. The girls keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

1 Comment on "Churches with Childcare and Children’s Church"

  1. First Baptist Church of Downers Grove offers free childcare!

    Nursery drop-off 0-2 years old:
    9 am and 10:15 am services
    Sunday School for ages 2’s & 3’s, 4’s & 5’s, and elementary: 9 am and 10:15 am services
    Jr/Sr high: 9 am Sunday school and 10:15 church service in sanctuary

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