Looking for Daycare for a 2Yr Old

Updated on August 19, 2009
D.A. asks from Bolingbrook, IL
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I may be having my granddaughter come to live with us suddenly. My step-daughter is a young mom who needs to finish school and get her life together. I have never done daycare before. I was a stay at home to my 2 kids. I was actually going to start working next week when they return to school. My problem is I don't work a 9-5 job. Right now I will be working everyday due to training, but once that is done I will only be working 3 days a week or maybe 4..but only for a few hours. I don't want a daycare where I have to pay when she is not there. I can't afford that at all. I am home on school days off and summers, winter breaks...is there a place that can help me??

I am so sorry, I did forget to mention that I am in the Bolingbrook Area.

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WOW...I so appreciate everyones responses. I was so overwhelmed. I am sorry I have not gotten back to the post until now, but I was trying to get her adapted. I am still up in the air on what I am going to do, but I will post it when I do find out. Thank you again.

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M.C.

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Where do you live? I have a home day-care in Wheaton and do not charge for days the children do not come.

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N.P.

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S.T.

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I'm part of United Childcare Network. We are a bunch of providers in DuPage and Will county. You can check out our website at uccn.org. Our presidents name is on there. She can give you a list of providers in your area and give them a call. Most of us are licensed home daycare providers. Everybody has different rates depending on area. Hopefully try there. Also, Naperville and Wheaton/Glen Ellyn have home daycare associations. I think you can go through much of the same process with them. Hopefully that will help you get started!

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C.H.

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I believe you can check with a place called CCRC (child care resouce center). They will provide you with a list of qualified indiviuals.

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S.R.

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For your situation, a home daycare may be your best option. Most daycare centers that allow part-time children require a fixed schedule due to the ratios of teacher to child that they have to follow and juggle. You may try to contact the West Suburban Home Daycare Association and they may be able to point you to a similar association in your area.

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C.K.

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Your best bet is probably to find a home daycare in your area. There are lots of parents out there that offer in-home daycares (other people have already posted good advice for finding them). And those daycare providers tend to be much more flexible regarding part-time care and only paying for hours actually used. Their rates also tend to be much lower than daycare centers, and if you find a small daycare, the kids tend to get fewer illnesses. Good luck!

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C.J.

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what area are you from? I have a in home daycare with only one child right now. I have 2 of my own. I have done day care for over 20 years. I'm in Plainfield. I'm at [email protected]____.com

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P.W.

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We go to Kids Kampus in Naperville 603 E Diehl Rd # 143
Naperville, IL 60563-7888
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They definitely do part-time (anything from 1day/week to 5. and you only pay for the # of days you attend. They also have a drop-in rate if you just do a day here or a day there.

We highly recommend them. Our daughter loves it there!

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S.T.

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Hi D.,

You should try looking at Craigslist.com. You will find stay at home moms who care for other children in their home. They will be very flexible with schedule too.....and generally cheaper then the standard day care centers. They will not be a licensed provider, and you won't be able to claim it on your taxes more then likely, but you will receive very warm and loving care for your granddaughter.

Good luck! Your granddaughter is lucky to have you, and so is your step daughter.

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R.R.

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Hello, I actually offer childcare services in my home and I am very flexible. I reside in Bolingbrook and am understanding to situations. If you are interested please feel free to contact me ###-###-####. I would suggest looking at home day cares as they are more flexible and sometimes cheaper if there are some closer to you too!!!!

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A.T.

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You don't say where you are but if you are close the Kindercare day care in Orland Park on 143rd street (Pinewood Drive) is very good with flexibility. They are just barely in Orland Park just over from Homer Glen. We live in Lockport and take our girls there and have since our youngest was 2. I work very bizarre times changing from 1 day a week to full time to time off in the summer. They are professional, well trained, the staff has been there for years, and they love our kids. When the girls are attending they will charge a minimum 1 day to hold their spot (so if you take off 2 weeks you do need to pay for a day each week) but if they are off the whole summer there is no cost.

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