Chicago Baby Care

How to find infant care that's more than daycare

Are you looking for Chicago baby care? If you don’t have access to employer onsite child care, trying to find a convenient, high-quality center might feel overwhelming. And, not to mention, many have waitlists and it can be tough to secure a spot, so it’s important to start your search early.

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For working parents, especially, finding reliable Chicago baby care is essential. When you have baby care you can count on, you’ll be more productive and less distracted — and your little one will benefit, too!  

Here are some important things to consider that will help you find the best Chicago baby care

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Chicago Baby Care

Stellar Reviews   

What do people say about the daycare center? Check online reviews to see what other parents like — or dislike! Or, ask the director to connect you with current or past families to talk through center specifics. This will give you a bit of insight into what the center is actually like. 

Engaging Environment 

Take a look at the center — either in person or virtually. At the best Chicago daycares, you’ll be able to feel the energy. The infant classrooms should be designed to support development in the earliest years, and the teachers should generally seem happy and engaged with the babies in their care.  

An Interesting Curriculum  

Even babies need a well-structured curriculum that incorporates all areas of child development. The best Chicago baby care centers will plan a variety of activities each day to introduce infants to art, music, reading, science, and more. Plus, the curriculum should help babies build social-emotional and problem-solving skills.  

Qualified Caregivers Who Really Care 

Your baby’s caregivers will become an extension of your parenting team — and you want to feel good about leaving your little one in their care. When you tour each Chicago baby care center, observe the infant teachers to see if they seem passionate about their jobs. Do they communicate with the babies politely and lovingly? Ask about their qualifications and experience.  


Knowing your baby is safe throughout the day will give you peace of mind. Ask about health and safety policies, and take a close look at the classrooms and playground.  

Why Choose Bright Horizons?

For over 30 years, Bright Horizons has provided the highest quality child care and early education for families nationwide. Babies thrive here. They have easy access to engaging materials; soft spaces where they can learn to roll, sit up, crawl, stand, and walk; and endless encouragement for exciting developmental milestones. All of our centers follow our own research-based curriculum, taught by passionate and professional teachers who love and support the babies in their care. Plus, in addition to our infant program, we also offer toddler, preschool, and prek programs, so your child can stay at the same center until they head off to kindergarten.  

Bright Horizons Centers with Chicago Baby Care 

Our locations are spread across the Chicago metro area, in the cities of Chicago and Evanston, as well as the suburban towns of Northbrook, Deerfield, Lake Zurich, Skokie, Northfield, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Itasca, Mount Prospect, Deer Park, Rosemont, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville, and Oak Brook. 


Explore Baby Care in Chicagoland

Working parents shouldn’t have to choose between child care and early education. Our programs ensure you don’t have to, offering convenience for your workday, and enriching learning experiences for your child.

With convenient Chicago area locations, we're never far from your home or workplace.


What is the annual cost of daycare in Chicago?

Chicago baby care tuition varies based on location and the age of your baby. It also depends on how many days (and how many hours each day) you need care. Contact us today to inquire about tuition costs at our Bright Horizons child care centers. 

What is the cost of a nanny in Chicago?

The cost of daycare in Chicago is fixed, usually increasing once per year. However, nanny rates vary depending on the nanny’s experience, time of day, the distance they’re traveling to your home, and more.

What is the best Chicago baby care?

The best centers will have age-appropriate classrooms, materials, and spaces; a curriculum that encourages developmental milestones; experienced teachers; health and safety policies you can count on; and more. All child care centers are required to follow state licensing guidelines, but the best centers will also be accredited. We encourage you to include Bright Horizons in your search for the best Chicago baby care!  
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