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Info for Parents

Our mission is to foster the development of the whole child in a safe, nurturing, non-pressured atmosphere through play and varied experiences. Throughout the day your child will be encouraged to explore activities that will allow them to learn about the world. Language, math, science, art and practical life skills are all areas that are integrated into our daily routines in every classroom.


Types of Care

Full Daycare

Full Daycare is available from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Full week schedules are preferred, but we may offer two-day (Tuesday/Thursday) and three-day (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) options depending on availability at the time of your child’s enrollment.

Drop-in Daycare

Drop-in Care is based on daily enrollment. If your child needs care on additional days or on an as-needed basis, they may attend if space allows. To use the drop-in care option, children must have a physical and official birth certificate if paperwork is not already on file. Additional paperwork may be filled out on the day care is needed.

Fees and Tuition

You’ll need to pay a non-refundable registration fee at the time of your child’s enrollment. This is a one-time fee, as long as your child remains enrolled or uses our drop-in services once every 120 days.


Rates are based on your child's age (classroom) and the number of days they attend. Rates include infant cereal, table food, juice and milk, along with breakfast, lunch and one snack per day. For infants, we provide an iron-enriched formula. Please check to see if it’s comparable to the formula you use at home.

All rates are based on a five-day week. Part-time rates are subject to the number of days/hours your child is in our care.

Disclaimer: Rates are subject to change, so please contact us for current rates and to discuss your child’s personal tuition schedule.


Carle Health employees receive a 10% discount. This discount applies to all children of these employees.

If you have more than one child attending The Caring Place, we give a discount of 10% for each additional child. The discount is based on the lowest tuition or the drop-in rate and is given after all other discounts have been subtracted.


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The Caring Place is closed on:

  • New Years Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Labor Day
  • Independence Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Christmas Day