Home Daycares in Springfield

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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. Ivy

Small Class Sizes

Ms. Ivy’s home daycare in SACHSE caters to infants and toddlers, ages 3 months–5 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.


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.

Find out rates & availability for daycares in Springfield


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 Springfield

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.

Stimage, Christi

1821 Honeysuckle Ct, Springfield, IL

License # 423485

Licensed for 8

STIMAGE, CHRISTI runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Springfield. 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.
Gilchrese, Britney

2059 Randall Ct, Springfield, IL

License # 484325

Licensed for 8

This home daycare in Springfield is led by GILCHRESE, BRITNEY, 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 Springfield.
Capler, Ruth M

1328 E Edwards St, Springfield, IL

License # 477998

Licensed for 8

Home daycares like CAPLER, RUTH M’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Springfield. 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.
Jones, Elizabeth E

1924 S 5th St, Springfield, IL

License # 532378

Licensed for 8

Family child care provider Ms. JONES, runs this daycare out of her home in Springfield, 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.
Franks, Pamela R

2033 Randall Ct, Springfield, IL

License # 286571

Licensed for 12

A small, local home daycare in nearby Springfield, Illinois led by Ms. FRANKS,. 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.
Richards, Telisa L

1100 S 16th St, Springfield, IL

License # 542063

Licensed for 12

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. RICHARDS, in Springfield, 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 12 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Springfield

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

Wallace, Delorise

2013 E Stuart St, Springfield, IL

License # 483266

Licensed for 8

Faine, Clester

1816 S Perkins Ct, Springfield, IL

License # 553397

Licensed for 8

Brown, Carolyn

2121 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL

License # 554124

Licensed for 8

Tolbert, Pamela A

1700 E Glenn Ave Apt A, Springfield, IL

License # 557237

Licensed for 8

Hunter, Daytonya L

2109 E Kansas St, Springfield, IL

License # 561550

Licensed for 12

Fowler, Treatha

1032 Bryn Mawr Blvd, Springfield, IL

License # 435667

Licensed for 8

Powell, Lastar M

2341 S 15th St, Springfield, IL

License # 581345

Licensed for 8

Doolin, Kyra S

45 Alken Ct, Springfield, IL

License # 582127

Licensed for 8

Rose, Ebony K

821 S 12th St, Springfield, IL

License # 390358

Licensed for 8

Dukes, Valerie A

1429 E Washington St, Springfield, IL

License # 307837

Licensed for 8

Jones, Adriene

715 E Vine St, Springfield, IL

License # 456516

Licensed for 8

Byron, Gina A

2332 Queensway Rd, Springfield, IL

License # 411756

Licensed for 12

Norris, Shannon

1726 S 6th St, Springfield, IL

License # 431447

Licensed for 8

Clark, Ericca K

2220 S 13th St, Springfield, IL

License # 159115

Licensed for 8

Woodson, Linda K

2113 S 10th St, Springfield, IL

License # 306005

Licensed for 8

Smith, Christy L

142 White Pine Dr, Springfield, IL

License # 467748

Licensed for 12

Brannon, Stacy L

3610 Lytham Dr, Springfield, IL

License # 233755

Licensed for 8

Mueller, Angela K

2433 Grom Dr, Springfield, IL

License # 461970

Licensed for 8

Sanders, Christina A

4004 Hoffman Dr, Springfield, IL

License # 426765

Licensed for 8

Heaton, Alexia R

2113 Burgess Dr, Springfield, IL

License # 567640

Licensed for 8

Diers, Deborah J

2213 Gander Rd, Springfield, IL

License # 412735

Licensed for 12

Wellman, Cory L

5409 Bunting Rd, Springfield, IL

License # 527293

Licensed for 8

Cole, Sandra K

2240 Dunwich Dr, Springfield, IL

License # 331659

Licensed for 8

Poe, Ashanti C

1532 E Reynolds St, Springfield, IL

License # 387019

Licensed for 12

Davis, Regina C

2909 Tanner Rd, Springfield, IL

License # 579047

Licensed for 8

Daniels, Cynthia

1027 N Franklin Ave, Springfield, IL

License # 482946

Licensed for 8

Cherry, Valorie D

2200 N 3rd St, Springfield, IL

License # 326953

Licensed for 8

Peters, Jessica R

2064 N 5th St, Springfield, IL

License # 538689

Licensed for 8

Miggins, Cynthia C

3020 Griffiths Ave, Springfield, IL

License # 347337

Licensed for 12

Lanier, Lanecia A

37 Groton Dr, Springfield, IL

License # 579092

Licensed for 8

Green, Lakisha L

6 Bryant Ln, Springfield, IL

License # 581720

Licensed for 12

Lee, Tierra D

1712 Fairfield Dr, Springfield, IL

License # 586447

Licensed for 12

Evans, Daria K

85 Mesa Rd, Springfield, IL

License # 586486

Licensed for 8

Bivens, Monique J

4 Bayberry Row, Springfield, IL

License # 596801

Licensed for 8

Shannon-Durbin, Terrea

626 E Wood Ave, Springfield, IL

License # 461097

Licensed for 12

Lindsey, April

1134 N Franklin Ave, Springfield, IL

License # 105550

Licensed for 8

Brown, Mellissia A

912 E Reservoir St, Springfield, IL

License # 500507

Licensed for 8

Rollins-Hale, Melissa M

2308 Cahokia Dr, Springfield, IL

License # 431255

Licensed for 12

Copi, Gail

27 Saint Marys Ct, Springfield, IL

License # 051120

Licensed for 12

Jackson, Amy J

70 Palomino Rd, Springfield, IL

License # 160933

Licensed for 8

Schmitt, Sharon A

1405 N 9th St, Springfield, IL

License # 271775

Licensed for 8

Bounds, Janice M

1311 N 8th St, Springfield, IL

License # 284230

Licensed for 12

Moore, Rebecca S

1133 N Patton St, Springfield, IL

License # 326502

Licensed for 8

Henry, Sherricka N

1017 N 5th St, Springfield, IL

License # 374190

Licensed for 12

Schmidt, Kathryn L

2409 Delaware Dr, Springfield, IL

License # 390750

Licensed for 12

Garland, Stephanie

2121 Shabbona Dr, Springfield, IL

License # 416264

Licensed for 8

Parnell, Ara E

1320 E North Grand Ave, Springfield, IL

License # 416265

Licensed for 8

Smylie, Donna S

806 N 6th St, Springfield, IL

License # 514508

Licensed for 12

Thompson, Patricia A

71 Drawbridge Rd, Springfield, IL

License # 474252

Licensed for 8

Sims, Toni R

927 W Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL

License # 511538

Licensed for 12

Williams, Latonia J

301 S State St, Springfield, IL

License # 468147

Licensed for 12

Bolden, Michelle

2113 S Douglas Ave, Springfield, IL

License # 534495

Licensed for 12

Hemingway, Shanta R

3907 Brandonshire Dr, Springfield, IL

License # 551910

Licensed for 8

Poe, Donna R

2715 S MacArthur Blvd Apt 142, Springfield, IL

License # 584171

Licensed for 8

Kirkham, Ciera L

1612 S Spring St, Springfield, IL

License # 601708

Licensed for 8

Williams, Novella J

1705 S Spring St, Springfield, IL

License # 364885

Licensed for 12

Sheehan, Melody A

1613 S Walnut St, Springfield, IL

License # 446755

Licensed for 8

Ehrich, Charletta A

513 Brandywine Rd, Springfield, IL

License # 515112

Licensed for 12

Hudson, Angela F

503 S New St, Springfield, IL

License # 422178

Licensed for 8

Brawner, Melissa M

2116 S State St, Springfield, IL

License # 453098

Licensed for 8

Miller, Katherine A

43 Bellerive Rd, Springfield, IL

License # 518287

Licensed for 8

Rokita, Becky S

201 Bellerive Rd, Springfield, IL

License # 510004

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.

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.

Each program has a limited number of spots for each age range, so we need to know your schedule and child’s age before we can share availability. The survey covers these basics, as well as factors like drop-off and pick-up times to make sure that recommended programs fit your daily routine. Once we know your child’s age and schedule we can share rates and costs as well.

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