Use Our Searchable Directory to Find the Best Preschool or Daycare for Your Family

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Looking for a preschool or daycare near you for your little one? You came to the right place. With the help of local preschools and care facilities, we created a searchable directory with over 250 preschools and care options in the western suburbs so you can easily narrow down your search and get the information you need!

We aim to make your search for the right preschool or care option easier!

Some preschools and child care locations chose to upgrade their listing in order to provide you with more information. If you own or manage one of the locations without a featured listing and would like more information, email jennifer@mykidlist.com.

Searchable Preschool Directory: Search Criteria Definitions

The lines of preschool versus daycare can sometimes be blurred, so we wanted to define those terms for you to aid in your search:

  • Preschool: lesson plans or a curriculum, follows school break schedule with or without optional extended care
  • Daycare: child-watching service with care during school breaks

Also, for type of school, here are the explanations to help you narrow down what you are looking for if you would like to use these criteria:

  • Play-based: Emphasis on learning through play
  • Academic-based: Emphasis on learning through academic curriculum
  • Nature-based: Majority of play and lessons taught outside year-round
  • Montessori: Child-led learning
  • Scaffolding: Teacher interaction during structured play

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Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool (Willow...

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool is an award-winning, all-inclusive preschool program that proudly serves families with children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten. They offer a safe, secure and nurturing educational environment through their Distinctive Services and Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum. Little Sunshine’s devoted educators, tight security and personal parent-teacher communication set them apart from other child care programs by preparing children for Kindergarten and beyond. They do all of this while also providing parents peace of mind while at work. Call today to schedule your tour and come experience their program first hand.

Kiddie Academy of Darien
1502 75th Street , Darien, IL 60561, United States
Kiddie Academy is an Educational Child Care, from 6 weeks old to 12 years old, offers both Pre-school and Educational Learning with child care hours. Every day your child’s imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum- Kiddie Academy empowers and celebrates all of it.
Their Life Essentials Learning approach and curriculum encourages children to explore and progress in their own way, and at their own pace.  At their nationally accredited schools, your child will grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually.  Their highly trained teachers are there every step of the way to guide, nurture and cultivate your child’s development
Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool (Schaum...
370 N. Barrington Road , Schaumburg, IL 60194

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool is an award-winning, all-inclusive preschool program that proudly serves families with children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten. They offer a safe, secure and nurturing educational environment through their Distinctive Services and Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum. Little Sunshine’s devoted educators, tight security and personal parent-teacher communication set them apart from other child care programs by preparing children for Kindergarten and beyond. They do all of this while also providing parents peace of mind while at work. Call today to schedule your tour and come experience their program first hand.

Kiddie Academy of Bolingbrook
540 West Boughton Road , Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Kiddie Academy is an Educational Child Care, from 6 weeks old to 12 years old, offers both Pre-school and Educational Learning with child care hours. Every day your child’s imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum- Kiddie Academy empowers and celebrates all of it.
Their Life Essentials Learning approach and curriculum encourages children to explore and progress in their own way, and at their own pace.  At their nationally accredited schools, your child will grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually.  Their highly trained teachers are there every step of the way to guide, nurture and cultivate your child’s development
St. John’s Lutheran Preschool
505 S. Park Road , La Grange, IL 60525

St. John’s Lutheran School has a long tradition of offering a quality preschool through eighth grade education in a Christ-centered environment. They currently offer 3 and 4-year old preschool classrooms with full and part-time options. St. John’s also offers Extended Care before and after school. Their preschool program uses the SCEWD curriculum to meet each of the important areas of a child’s development: Social-Spiritual, Communication arts, Expressive arts, Wellness and Discovery. Three year-olds are introduced to skills and concepts within the curriculum. Four year-olds work towards mastery of age-appropriate skills and concepts. The faculty use project- based learning, differentiated instruction and hands-on learning experiences in their classrooms. The children participate in play-based activities, individual and group projects, art and music.

Intercultural Montessori Language School
301 S. Ridgeland Avenue , Oak Park, IL 60302

Intercultural Montessori Language School in Oak Park is now enrolling 2-year-olds for its Little Apples program, an immersive dual-language program offered in Mandarin or Spanish! This is a new, DCFS-licensed program that builds upon the school’s existing classes for children up to age 6.

Intercultural Montessori Language School is accredited by the American Montessori Society, which is an important credential for Montessori-style schools. Inside, the classrooms are bright and airy; outside, there’s a beautiful garden and playground. Click here for a video tour. Educators focus on learning and culture, offering a language-rich environment for children to grow and thrive. Learn more about their educational philosophy on their website.

Oak Brook Park District ABC Preschool
1450 Forest Gate Road , Oak Brook, IL 60523

ABC Preschool features creative curriculum: a play-based curriculum that Oak Brook Park District partnered with the award-winning Butler School District 53 to create. You will also want to check out their outdoor playgrounds, indoor gyms and play equipment, and inclusive programs. Half-day and full-day options are available and there aren’t residency requirements- parents that work in Oak Brook may even be eligible for resident tuition rates.

Kensington School of Western Springs
1500 Walker Street , Western Springs, IL 60558
W 75th St Knowledge Beginnings – KinderCare
812 West 75th Street , Naperville, IL 60540
Chesterbrook Academy Preschool
2015 S. Naper Boulevard , Naperville, IL 60565

Please refer to the Illinois DCFS website to check licensing of these care facilities. Kidlist is not responsible for keeping up to date on the licensing status of each facility.

If your preschool or daycare is not included or you feel it is categorized incorrectly, please contact me at annie@mykidlist.com and we can update the information in our database. Please note that we do not charge for basic listings in the guide. Our goal is to provide the most helpful and accurate information for local families.

Looking for more classes? Our Guide to Classes and Teams is perfect for you! Jump right down to the section for little kids or scroll through all of the categories to find a variety of options.

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