Home Daycares in Rockford

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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. 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. Morgan

Infant Care

A small-scale daycare in Jeannette, Ms. Morgan provides care for just 6 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. Morgan right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.


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!

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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 Rockford

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.

Johnson, Heather A

1564 Oxtail Way, Rockford, IL

License # 547443

Licensed for 12

JOHNSON, HEATHER A runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Rockford. 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.
Harper, Ashley S

574 Sandra Ln, Rockford, IL

License # 559575

Licensed for 8

This home daycare in Rockford is led by HARPER, ASHLEY S, 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 Rockford.
Richards, Catherine M

3117 Highcrest Rd, Rockford, IL

License # 569768

Licensed for 12

Home daycares like RICHARDS, CATHERINE M’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Rockford. 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 12 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Carpenter, Sharon L

1251 Oakland Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 599586

Licensed for 8

Family child care provider Ms. CARPENTER, runs this daycare out of her home in Rockford, 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.
Richards, Catherinem

3117 Highcrest Rd, Rockford, IL

License # 608206

Licensed for 12

A small, local home daycare in nearby Rockford, Illinois led by Ms. RICHARDS,. 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.
Ford, Laura L

1401 Rural St, Rockford, IL

License # 341994

Licensed for 8

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

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

Lewis, Monica

311 Wood Rd, Rockford, IL

License # 399375

Licensed for 12

White-Stephens, Stephanie

1303 Crosby St, Rockford, IL

License # 449539

Licensed for 12

Kimmons, Sonya M

1895 Eden Pl, Rockford, IL

License # 453622

Licensed for 8

Tubbesing, Linda J

3803 Burrmont Rd, Rockford, IL

License # 485044

Licensed for 8

Burrell, Lateshia

1431 Red Oak Ln, Rockford, IL

License # 515162

Licensed for 12

Vulic, Velinka

6336 Tramore Ln, Rockford, IL

License # 429729

Licensed for 12

Puckett, Hazel J

2351 Jonquil Pl, Rockford, IL

License # 385210

Licensed for 8

Frer, Terri L

222 N 4th St, Rockford, IL

License # 397265

Licensed for 12

Garrett, Betty J

6478 Garrett Ln, Rockford, IL

License # 406573

Licensed for 12

Wentz, Teresa

2103 17th Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 491771

Licensed for 8

Cunningham, Natasha S

904 5th Ave Apt 1/2, Rockford, IL

License # 539883

Licensed for 8

Mpunzi, Faila P

1009 S 6th St, Rockford, IL

License # 568267

Licensed for 8

Ocampo, Fugixima S

1617 S 5th St, Rockford, IL

License # 437163

Licensed for 12

Lyons, Danna

517 S 3rd St Apt 101, Rockford, IL

License # 584618

Licensed for 8

Mabry, Amonica L

731 7th Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 584996

Licensed for 12

Weaver, Krystal M

1507 Meadow Ct, Rockford, IL

License # 586924

Licensed for 8

Mccain, Lorrie

1111 15th St, Rockford, IL

License # 463456

Licensed for 12

Turner, Gayle Y

2107 Lucille St, Rockford, IL

License # 291921

Licensed for 8

Rodriguez, Alicia

2316 15th Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 477319

Licensed for 12

Padilla, Gregoria

413 16th Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 484791

Licensed for 12

Sockwell, Karen A

1210 15th Ave Apt 1, Rockford, IL

License # 496101

Licensed for 8

Smith, Jean E

1713 16th St, Rockford, IL

License # 194926

Licensed for 12

Beghtel, Jessica M

1416 5th Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 500330

Licensed for 12

Hernandez, Gina

2316 E State St, Rockford, IL

License # 525664

Licensed for 8

Hightower, Mildred D

1220 12th Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 283611

Licensed for 12

Axelson, Dianne M

1616 8th Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 472321

Licensed for 8

Barton, Brenda L

903 6th Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 518852

Licensed for 8

Dixon, Arnesha

230 Clara Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 314555

Licensed for 12

Gonzalez, Maritza C

1020 Hopkins Ct, Rockford, IL

License # 395216

Licensed for 8

Primes, Clara

2239 Clover Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 427705

Licensed for 8

Haley, Geneva

1938 Rose Ter, Rockford, IL

License # 573346

Licensed for 8

Holliman, Ciara D

125 Lexington Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 575044

Licensed for 12

Horton, Victoria

715 S Pierpont Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 392383

Licensed for 12

Yates, Michelle D

2066 Meadow View Ln, Rockford, IL

License # 593830

Licensed for 12

Cavitt, Angelene

438 Sheffield Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 430010

Licensed for 8

Walker, Angela L

2212 Rose Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 486907

Licensed for 8

Reed, Sarah A

1828 Genoa St, Rockford, IL

License # 209638

Licensed for 8

Merchant, Janet M

7233 Rye Ridge Trl, Cherry Valley, IL

License # 433889

Licensed for 8

Thomas, Tequila M

2750 Bluffside Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 559579

Licensed for 12

Mendoza, Hilda L

3113 Lapey St, Rockford, IL

License # 561956

Licensed for 8

Batton, Macarria B

2907 Hanson St, Rockford, IL

License # 584339

Licensed for 8

Hawthorne, Anna M

2615 S 6th St, Rockford, IL

License # 409715

Licensed for 12

Goodloe, Tonia M

4342 Chesterfield Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 443347

Licensed for 8

Davis, Veronica

2723 Custer Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 399370

Licensed for 12

Gladney, Veronda Y

3322 Gilbert Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 472699

Licensed for 8

Silva, Silvia

3435 Summerdale Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 384769

Licensed for 8

Garcia Perez, Ana

2924 Garfield Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 538475

Licensed for 8

Weddington, Laurie

2604 Sherman Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 310561

Licensed for 8

Shaw, Bobbie J

5011 Elmgate Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 574663

Licensed for 8

Edwards, Patricia M

2705 Canterbury Ln, Rockford, IL

License # 586097

Licensed for 8

Walker, Beatrice L

3409 Sunnyside Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 594790

Licensed for 8

Walker, Annette M

3232 Gilbert Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 603854

Licensed for 8

Fields, Lisa E

2516 Lawndale Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 608184

Licensed for 8

Leigh, Beverly

2116 Arthur Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 393810

Licensed for 8

Morgan, Mindy A

3812 Allenhurst Ln, Rockford, IL

License # 493343

Licensed for 8

Wilson, Judy M

2617 Sherman Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 492073

Licensed for 8

Fricks, Precious A

904 N Johnston Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 493735

Licensed for 12

Lyon, Kimberly

415 Carbaugh Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 355857

Licensed for 12

Driver, Natalie C

2520 Ashland Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 478093

Licensed for 8

Johnson, Mary R

1434 School St, Rockford, IL

License # 430144

Licensed for 8

Nolan, Patricia A

2119 Shelly Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 416181

Licensed for 8

Ford, Sonya R

2606 Prial Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 474516

Licensed for 12

Ford, Dolly D

2411 Arthur Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 437353

Licensed for 8

Flores, Marisol

4674 Brougham Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 544653

Licensed for 12

Harris, Roslyn R

3633 Grenoble Ct, Rockford, IL

License # 551244

Licensed for 12

Horton, Lugina

5443 Gingeridge Ln, Rockford, IL

License # 576942

Licensed for 8

Smith, Sandra

7295 Forest Glen Dr Apt K, Rockford, IL

License # 393660

Licensed for 8

Stephenson, Linda J

4966 Rundquist Ct, Rockford, IL

License # 492253

Licensed for 8

King, Martha J

5644 La Cresta Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 446280

Licensed for 8

Cleveland, Linda L

424 Hawthorne Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 453829

Licensed for 12

Franklin, Wanda M

4919 Hinsdale Ave Apt D, Rockford, IL

License # 292377

Licensed for 12

Doss, Lisa A

4502 Edgewood Hills Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 540812

Licensed for 12

Polk, Leanne

2715 Hooker Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 542875

Licensed for 12

Baldwin, Jacole C

1103 23rd St, Rockford, IL

License # 552992

Licensed for 8

Russell, Joyce

1226 Willow Grove St, Rockford, IL

License # 211334

Licensed for 8

Castillo, Veronica A

1103 Parkside Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 559876

Licensed for 12

Wayman, Wendy S

1008 Parkside Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 563444

Licensed for 12

Lara, Diana

2617 Oak Grove Ln, Rockford, IL

License # 563969

Licensed for 12

Goiston, Porche S

614 S New Towne Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 573193

Licensed for 8

Cano, Maria L

5013 David Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 581892

Licensed for 12

Moore, Monica S

803 28th St, Rockford, IL

License # 594296

Licensed for 8

Box, Melissa K

912 Kingsway Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 596975

Licensed for 12

Weathers, Lorraine

1288 Anee Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 478863

Licensed for 8

Walker, Natasha L

1818 Old Oaks Ct, Rockford, IL

License # 485115

Licensed for 8

Ortiz, Andrea

907 Phelps Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 487521

Licensed for 12

Romine, Cheryl A

6659 Grassridge Rd, Rockford, IL

License # 477105

Licensed for 8

Taylor, Lushundral

3223 Wesleyan Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 429507

Licensed for 12

Wilshire, Loren A

415 Woodland Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 336724

Licensed for 12

Campa, Josephine B

2330 Richard Ave, Rockford, IL

License # 520368

Licensed for 12

Flynn, Debra K

6652 Carman Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 478523

Licensed for 12

Douglas, Tamica N

407 Morningside Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 509699

Licensed for 8

Lopez, Martha P

4812 Crescent Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 515684

Licensed for 12

Crayton, Brenda F

4014 Laramie Ln, Rockford, IL

License # 477516

Licensed for 8

Bates, Patricia M

1202 Fieldcrest Dr, Rockford, IL

License # 494767

Licensed for 12

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