Home Daycares in Machesney Park

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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. Brandi

Faith Based Program

There is no limit to what young children can accomplish when they are properly nurtured. There is no greater joy than watching a child discover something for the first time—that moment when something clicks for them. Kids have so much natural curiosity and hope, and each child deserves to have a safe place they can thrive in and a trusted person to turn to in times of need. As a mother and a nurse, I have had a lifelong passion for caregiving. Working with kids has always had a special place in my heart. After having my youngest child, I realized how wonderful it would be to spend more quality time at home with them. This program was borne out of a desire to help others have this same special attention. Individualized education makes all the difference and can really jumpstart a child’s love of learning. At this program, the children will have the benefit of being looked after by an experienced nurse and a mother passionate about early childhood education.


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. Ivy

Healthy Meals & Snacks

Ms. Ivy’s home daycare in SACHSE caters to infants and toddlers, ages 1 year–4 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. Ivy’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.

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Machesney Park

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 Machesney Park

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.

Karsten, Lorraine M

1528 Hackberry Ln, Machesney Park, IL

License # 513575

Licensed for 8

KARSTEN, LORRAINE M runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Machesney Park. 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.
Swafford, Kirsten L

56 N Park Rd, Machesney Park, IL

License # 470681

Licensed for 8

This home daycare in Machesney Park is led by SWAFFORD, KIRSTEN L, 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 8 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Machesney Park.
Alexander, Leigh-Ann M

4773 Terrang Trl, Machesney Park, IL

License # 398619

Licensed for 8

Home daycares like ALEXANDER, LEIGH-ANN M’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Machesney Park. 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.
Heany, Laura E

266 Liberty Blvd, Machesney Park, IL

License # 540535

Licensed for 12

Family child care provider Ms. HEANY, runs this daycare out of her home in Machesney Park, Illinois. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 12 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.
Baldock, Susan

7819 Mildred Rd, Machesney Park, IL

License # 564033

Licensed for 12

A small, local home daycare in nearby Machesney Park, Illinois led by Ms. BALDOCK,. 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.
Lilja, Breanna

2155 Ridge Ave, Machesney Park, IL

License # 595319

Licensed for 8

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. LILJA, in Machesney Park, 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 Machesney Park

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

Naser, Julie A

1012 Ashdown Pl, Machesney Park, IL

License # 606330

Licensed for 8

Vander Waal, Sara K

1002 Windbourne Dr, Machesney Park, IL

License # 470336

Licensed for 8

Siracusa, Tina M

8320 Woodbridge Ln, Machesney Park, IL

License # 514177

Licensed for 12

Rebelak, Carol

1027 Maple Ave, Machesney Park, IL

License # 176064

Licensed for 12

Crain, Noelle K

4858 Cross Country Dr, Machesney Park, IL

License # 483851

Licensed for 8

Koelker, Lori J

374 Chicory St, Machesney Park, IL

License # 468873

Licensed for 8

Harrington, Patricia K

6361 Weathervane Ln, Machesney Park, IL

License # 515725

Licensed for 8

Thompson, Melinda K

1993 Lakindale Dr, Machesney Park, IL

License # 507993

Licensed for 12

Crowley, Tracy

2945 Vaughndale Dr, Machesney Park, IL

License # 446163

Licensed for 8

Anderson, Stacy C

136 Osprey Rdg, Machesney Park, IL

License # 502893

Licensed for 8

Watkins, Michelle L

7608 Hawks View Dr, Machesney Park, IL

License # 479368

Licensed for 8

Herrera, Sandra

10912 Dixon Pines Cir, Machesney Park, IL

License # 485306

Licensed for 12

Rogers-Walker, Teena R

223 Gilbert Ter, Machesney Park, IL

License # 384457

Licensed for 8

Kelly, Celeste A

903 Hollybrook Dr, Machesney Park, IL

License # 548860

Licensed for 12

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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.

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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.

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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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