Home Daycares in Decatur

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care programs near you

When smaller is better, home daycare is the best. Find great options for infants & toddlers near you.


Ms. Shante

Great Outdoor Space

Some people just know what they want to do from a young age, and I’m definitely one of them. My very first job was working as a teacher in a daycare center and opening my own home daycare is something I have wanted to do ever since! The best part of my job is that I get the opportunity to create a safe environment where kids can learn and have fun every day. Contributing to my community in such a special way is so special.


Ms. Tierra

Special Needs Experience

There is so much for a young child to learn, and it’s really exciting to help them map their journey. Getting to know each kid as an individual, and guiding them as they find their passion, is such a rewarding experience. Watching them grow into even more incredible human beings and knowing you played a part in that is the reason I love what I do every day. Taking care of children has always come quite naturally to me. When I was very young, my siblings and I started our own babysitters’ club. Becoming a mother (to a wonderful 16-year-old daughter) really reinforced my love of children, and I got licensed when I was helping out with my niece. Over the years, I’ve had the joy of meeting a lot of really awesome kids, and I’m looking forward to getting to know even more of them through this daycare!


Ms. Khaalida

Special Needs Experience

Ms. Khaalida’s home daycare in SPRING caters to infants and toddlers, ages 2 months–6 years. As with every Texas daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the DFPS - Texas Child Care Licensing. That way you know providers have completed a 3-part background record check, and that their home environments have passed a detailed health and safety inspection. Ms. Khaalida’s daycare is a great option for parents that want that small-scale, personal feeling with a daycare provider you can develop a real relationship with. Take the survey to see if she has a spot that works for you or check out the full profile for more details.


Ms. Patricia

Arts & Music

A small-scale daycare in SUGAR LAND, Ms. Patricia provides care for just 12 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she’s completed training in childhood ages & stages, medication administration, and food safety. In this mixed-age group program, children get the socialization, stimulation and support they need to learn and grow. Parents are often surprised to discover home daycares like Ms. Patricia right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.

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Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Dept. of Human Services - Child Care, just like the big preschool centers.

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Other daycares near Decatur

All of these nearby daycares are licensed by the Dept. of Human Services - Child Care. While they don’t work with NeighborSchools, you can visit the government website here to try to contact them directly.

Laggah, Kathleen

930 W Decatur St, Decatur, IL

License # 527431

Licensed for 12

LAGGAH, KATHLEEN runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Decatur. As with all home daycares in Illinois, her program is licensed by the Dept. of Human Services - Child Care, which ensures that she has completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. Home daycares like this are a great option for parents looking for small-scale, personalized child care.
Jackson, Tracey M

2221 W Packard St, Decatur, IL

License # 336452

Licensed for 12

This home daycare in Decatur is led by JACKSON, TRACEY M, a licensed Family Child Care educator. By choosing licensed child care, you can rest assured that the provider has passed a government-issued background record check, and that the home daycare environment has been inspected by the state licensing department. With a maximum of just 12 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Decatur.
Peppers, Felicia M

620 W Decatur St, Decatur, IL

License # 561691

Licensed for 8

Home daycares like PEPPERS, FELICIA M’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Decatur. All daycares on NeighborSchools are fully licensed, so you know they’ve passed a background record check and educators have completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. This daycare takes just 8 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Marshall, Elizabeth A

1325 W Sunset Ave, Decatur, IL

License # 381591

Licensed for 8

Family child care provider Ms. MARSHALL, runs this daycare out of her home in Decatur, Illinois. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 8 children, which means she has completed required trainings and continuing education hours. Family child care programs can be a great fit for parents that want their child to get lots of individualized care and attention.
Lewis, Tokora N

3377 W Ivywood Ct, Decatur, IL

License # 583538

Licensed for 12

A small, local home daycare in nearby Decatur, Illinois led by Ms. LEWIS,. Many parents choose home daycares because the small group sizes can be great for infant and toddler development, and they are often more affordable than preschool centers. This child care program takes just 12 kids.
Boey, Brenda D

876 N Edward St, Decatur, IL

License # 585335

Licensed for 8

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. BOEY, in Decatur, Illinois. Better ratios, more flexible schedules, and lots of love for the little ones are the keys. Most daycares take a mix of ages, which helps with childhood development as infants learn from toddlers, and the preschoolers act as role models for the babies. And this daycare takes a maximum of 8 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Decatur

You’d be surprised just how many small-scale child care programs there are in Decatur. to find options that work for you.

Bunch, Kristen D

2287 Valley View Pl, Decatur, IL

License # 592804

Licensed for 8

Weaver, Thomalita T

1044 W Main St, Decatur, IL

License # 468813

Licensed for 8

Scharfenberg, Melinda K

1543 W Macon St, Decatur, IL

License # 522156

Licensed for 12

Reed, Carol L

1050 W Howard St, Decatur, IL

License # 280035

Licensed for 12

Smith-West, Ilisha K

812 E Decatur St, Decatur, IL

License # 371141

Licensed for 8

Taylor, Sharon J

1136 E Cleveland Ave, Decatur, IL

License # 485602

Licensed for 8

Smith, Earnice D

1 Lake Crest Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 541498

Licensed for 12

Basil-Cooper, Erin M

2 W Enlow Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 552932

Licensed for 8

Williams, Diane

668 E Grand Ave, Decatur, IL

License # 282817

Licensed for 12

Garmon, Kiona L

4804 White Oak Ln, Decatur, IL

License # 595878

Licensed for 8

Garcia, Christa M

225 N 33rd St, Decatur, IL

License # 603180

Licensed for 12

Gause, Janay P

304 Greenway Ln, Decatur, IL

License # 607412

Licensed for 8

Bleavins, Cindy

4945 Melwood Ave, Decatur, IL

License # 357173

Licensed for 12

Henry, Jamie M

1976 E Decatur St, Decatur, IL

License # 515585

Licensed for 12

Cook, Georgia

1737 E Cantrell St, Decatur, IL

License # 431223

Licensed for 8

Banning, Amy L

2312 E Wood St, Decatur, IL

License # 111003

Licensed for 8

Howard, Barbara A

766 E Cleveland Ave, Decatur, IL

License # 361367

Licensed for 8

Mccay, Susan L

1813 S Richmond Ct, Decatur, IL

License # 503616

Licensed for 8

Staton, Judith P

1882 King Arthur Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 520550

Licensed for 8

Bean, Krystal M

3316 N Dell Oak Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 535864

Licensed for 12

Palmer, Katara R.

701 W Karen Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 558226

Licensed for 12

Rosbun, Brianna J

4017 E Grand Ave, Decatur, IL

License # 566502

Licensed for 8

Sangster, Shavonna M

541 E Pierson Ave, Decatur, IL

License # 438527

Licensed for 8

Johnson, Cherri S

2176 W Ramsey Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 574683

Licensed for 8

Reed, Roxanne

4118 N Buckingham Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 594617

Licensed for 8

Robinson, Tracy L

2308 W Ramsey Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 596188

Licensed for 12

Snell, Arlisa E

4142 N Sunderland Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 608334

Licensed for 8

Freeman, Pamela S

993 W Frank Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 520766

Licensed for 12

Vossos, Teresa S

43 Greenridge Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 206117

Licensed for 12

Hunt, Frances L

5510 N Route 48, Decatur, IL

License # 149361

Licensed for 12

Green, Latoya M

2196 N Dennis Ave, Decatur, IL

License # 273460

Licensed for 8

Althoff, Tabatha M

1483 W Greendell Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 534604

Licensed for 12

Gause, Shera M

320 Southampton Dr, Decatur, IL

License # 609545

Licensed for 8

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We know how hard finding good child care can be - especially for first-time parents. But really good care is what gives you the peace of mind to go back to work and feel confident that your child is getting the stimulation, socialization, and support they need to learn and grow.

So we created NeighborSchools to make this piece of parenthood a whole lot easier. We say “easier” because, let’s be honest, it’s still a big thing to figure out, but working together we can help you find some good options, understand the whole process, and choose a program you’ll feel really good about.

Most first-time parents don’t know exactly what they’re looking for, so we created a simple survey that will ask you questions about your lifestyle, your daily routines, and your preferences for child care. We’ll then share 3 personalized recommendations that we think might be a good fit. We’ll also give you a timeline that maps out when we would suggest you start touring programs, choose a daycare, and pay a deposit to secure a spot. Your timeline is based on when you want to start care - so you set the pace, and you decide when you’ve found the right match.

Nope. Our daycare recommendation service is free for parents. The other half of our business is helping these small-scale daycares with software and services that handle all their administrative tasks, like online contracting, payment processing, and licensing requirements. Before NeighborSchools, services like these were only designed for large corporate child care centers, and part of our mission is to level the playing field for small, independent child care programs. That’s why we picked the name NeighborSchools - we’re all about making child care more personal, more human, and more equitable for the incredible individuals who do this work and care for our children.

Generally, if you’re here, you’re ready. The survey lets us give you 3 recommendations to consider, but it’ll also help you better understand what factors to consider, and what questions to be asking right now. It’s simple things like where you live, your child’s date of birth, when you want to start care, and if you have any preferences around program philosophy or language of instruction. If you’re planning 6+ months ahead, it’s a great way to get started, and if you’re hoping to start daycare in the next 2-4 months, it’s definitely time to get started. Click here to start the survey.

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