University of Illinois Urbana‑Champaign

Child Care: Licensed/Reported Capacity in Illinois by Age (Under 6 Years)

These charts show the licensed/reported capacity of licensed child care centers and family child care homes, and license exempt centers by age group for the state of Illinois.

For more capacity data by various geographic areas and ages, visit IECAM's online database

Note: Total licensed/reported capacity is not the same as enrollment. The number of children enrolled may be more or less than the total capacity. In addition, INCCRRA notes that because of data reporting processes, some sessions may not be included in the data. Therefore the total licensed capacity reported here may not be identical to the true total licensed capacity. INCCRRA collects these data for purposes of parental referral, rather than for the specific purposes of the design of IECAM."  For more information, see IECAM's data description pages