At, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

If you are a teacher you will not be charged for the following Thanksgiving Holiday Wed-Fri 2 Weeks of Winter Break 1 Week of Spring Break Summer vacation Your spot will not be forfeited & if you wish to come any of those days it will be a daily fee
In business since: 2003
Total Employees: 1
Awards & Accreditations
-DCFS state licensed
-infant safety
-making learning fun
-parents and childcare
-nurturing children's self-esteem
-the early childhood professional
-stress and daycare
-children with special needs: physical disabilities
-caring for children in your home
-ANSI accredited food handling


State license status: LICENSE ISSUED (IL) ( verified on 4/30/2021)
This business has satisfied Illinois's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on Illinois's licensing website.
Licensing requirements typically include:
  • Complying with safety and health inspections
  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
  • Other state-defined requirements


Monday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday :
Sunday :
Program Capacity:

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
All Ages $ 200 per week 2
*availability last updated on 04/28/2021
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Half-Day (Morning)
Half-Day (Afternoon)
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)

Ratings & Reviews

( 18)
Humaira A
This review is long overdue but let me say there are not enough words to describe how amazing Doreen is. If you are reading this, do it. She will care and love your child like they are her own.

I was a first time mom and completely lost as to the do's and don't's of raising a child. She guided me, was always there to answer questions on evenings and weekends. She helped me with transitional stages and beyond.

My son loved going to her house, waking up and babbling Dokee Dokee in the morning. And as a working mom knowing my son was happy where he was going.

For any parents hesitant. I promise you, you're making the best decision for your family.
We highly recommend Doreen's daycare! She lovingly cares for our two sons (4 yo and 18 mo), and has for 2 years. Our boys love going to daycare each day because of the positive environment Doreen has fostered. Our older son is a bit shy and attached to mom, and Doreen's calm and patient disposition allowed him to comfortably adjust over time. He now loves going each day, and we feel Doreen has become a part of our family. She gets to know the kids individually and it shows in the way she cares for them day in and day out. On top of that, the kids have fun! Doreen makes sure their days are filled with excitement - crafts, playing outside, walks to the park, holiday celebrations, experiments, and more. Our boys have fun and come home happy.

We love the way Doreen proactively communicates with us so that we have a true understanding of how and what our boys are doing each day. Doreen is easy to talk to, answers questions promptly, and communicates respectfully. Her level of experience with young children is unmatched, and we appreciate her perspective and insight.

Doreen is flexible with the needs of our family as well. As a school counselor, I had a hard time finding a daycare provider who could accommodate my schedule with summer and other breaks off. Doreen's policy allows for flexibility with this, and we could not be more grateful.

If you're looking for a fun and loving in home daycare we highly recommend that you meet with Doreen.
We have been so fortunate to have found Doreen's daycare. Doreen has watched our son since he was 12 weeks old and we cannot be more grateful for all of the care she has provided to him. Every day I feel so appreciative dropping my little guy off at a loving, family home. When he was a young infant, Doreen was so reassuring each day and provided great updates on how he was doing. I was quickly able to feel very confident dropping him off each morning that he was in excellent care.

Doreen goes to extra effort to plan fun and educational activities, and makes each holiday special for the children as well. I love that when the weather is nice that the children have a great yard to play in, and that they take daily walks and trips to the park.

Doreen has also done an excellent job at keeping all of the families safe during covid-19 with precautions and great communications.
Heather O
We were lucky enough to find Doreen a.k.a. Dokee when my now six-year-old son was nine months old. Little did I know that over the next six years, Dokee would become an integral part of my family. She now cares for my three-year-old daughter and I could not ask for anything more. Dokee has a kind and loving disposition whether she is talking to children or parents. Dokee's Daycare is not really a daycare, it's more of a family, where children are always learning and engaged in fun activities. We strive to teach our children how to be respectful and caring and Dokee is an outstanding role model for our children. I love that she is able to have such a positive influence on my children and that they have such a hard-working, nurturing, and loving person to look up to. I feel so incredibly lucky to have found Dokee and she will always be a part of my family.
We are so lucky to have had the chance to be part of the Dokee Daycare family - and it's truly that, a feeling of family. I knew every second that my son was being cared for with the same love and attention as he would be with anyone we're related to. The kids are constantly engaged, whether with Doreen or other friends, and they're always learning. We've made lifelong friends being part of Dokee Daycare, and we're forever grateful to her for loving our boy as much as we do!
Melissa K
Doreen's Daycare is the best you will find out there! My daughter has been going to her for about 2 years now and she loves her Dokey so much! Parents love her too! She treats our children like her own. They have a schedule they follow and they learn and have so much fun! I definitely recommend Doreen's Daycare to everyone!
Doreen has a special gift with children and I love how she cares for the kids like they are her own. The kids absolutely love her, and they enjoy coming to her house daily. They actually don't want to leave sometimes. I'm so happy to have her in our lives. Even with this pandemic she hasn't skipped a beat and has made a very safe environment for our kids. It's very comforting knowing that our kids are in a safe loving environment.
Faye P
Don't look any further for child care. The skills, patience and the love that your child will experience at Doreen's Day Care is unbelievable! My granddaughter has been under Doreen's care for almost 5 years and I could not have found anyone better. I would recommend her to you knowing without a doubt that your child would receive the same care and love.
Both of my children have been going to Doreen's since we moved to the area 4+ years ago. We went through an extensive decision process initially, and Doreen was our first choice. We have never once regretted that decision or looked for any other option in terms of daily care for our children. Doreen is flexible, loving, and extremely well-educated when it comes to infant and child care. She even started a preschool program at daycare to accommodate my son as he got older. There's a reason she's been doing this for so many years - she's good at it, and kids (not to mention parents) LOVE her!
Erin F
If I could give Doreen 20 stars I would!! You will never find a caregiver that is more responsible, caring, nurturing and loving as Doreen. She has taken care of both of my children since infancy. My children see her as someone whom they love and trust. Doreen provides a safe, and loving home for your child, She is reliable, creative and caring. You will never find anyone better than Doreen to take care of your child. Since I cannot be with my children as I have to work, I know my children are safe and loved in Doreen's care. I cannot recommend her enough!! She's AMAZING!
Andrea A
Doreen is nothing short of amazing. My two boys ( 1 & 3) love Doreen. She has special project for all the holidays too. She is easy to work with and she is always helpful. We are sad to be moving and leaving Doreen as I know she provides the same level of care as I provide for my kids.
Doreen is a wonderfully kind hearted person. I trust her implicitly with my children. She is extremely professional while still treating all of the children in her care like one of her own. I have no hesitation recommeding Doreen for any of your childcare needs.
Elin B
Doreen has been a family friend for many years and I couldn't have been more blessed 5yrs ago when I had my son that she had a home daycare. Doreen started watching him at 12 wks old and he has been with her ever since. Doreen is very experienced with what she does she treats the kids as if they were her own. She helps with the development of each child from socialization to education and learned discipline. Doreen provides the best care any parent could ask for and all the kids love her. My son always referred to her as MOM this is the impression she leaves with the kids. We are so sad that in just 2 months my son will be moving on to start school. The choice I made to have Doreen watch my son couldn't have been a better one. Doreen is truely an amazing, loving, kind and caring individual.
Gina F
Mrs. Doreen is the absolute BEST! She is honestly wonderful! She had my oldest son since he was 4 months and now watches my baby, who she has watched since he was 3 months old! My kids absolutely love her and always have an amazing time! I have recommended her service to my friend and my friend thanks me daily for the recommendation. I trust her immensely with my kids. She sets a great example for my kids! She even help potty train my oldest! Whenever my kids see her they run into her arms and wave me goodbye because they love being at mrs Doreen's house. She loves my kids and all the kids she watches and treats them as her own, with much love! I am so devastated she is moving!
Samantha G
Doreen has provided excellent child care for my almost 4 year old son since he was 10 weeks old. Doreen is dependable, patient and kind. My son loves to go to "Ms. Doreen's" to play and see the friends he has made while under her care. As we have no family locally, we feel very fortunate to have found Doreen to care for our son while we are working every day!! Her years of experience show in how she interacts with and cares for the children, I still remember seeing her change a diaper when my son was a baby and it was like magic.
Rachel W
Doreen has been part of my family's life since I went back to work part time in 2006. She welcomed my 3 year old little girl and 2 year old little boy into her home as if they were family. In 2009 I had my 3rd and went back to work full time in 2010. Doreen started watching my little one on a full time basis while my older two were at school.
All 3 of my children went to her house happy every single day, her home is comfortable, clean, she has age appropriate equipment, games and according to my 4 year old, the best chicken, rice and veggies EVER!!!
Doreen is constantly keeping the children engaged with activities, she is extremely reliable, loving, caring and has the children's best interest at all times.
My little one just finished her pre-school stretch with Doreen and I couldn't have been happier with the outstanding care she has given to all 3 of my children! She is like family to us, River Grove is so lucky to be getting her and her services! I intend on sending all 3 of them to her during school breaks:)
Lauren H
Doreen watched my daughter from a very young age until she was almost 3 ( she is now almost 7). The amount of attention, activities and communication I experienced with Doreen was outstanding. We still have a framed collage proudly displayed in our home that Doreen gave to us on my daughters last day. The collage show pictures of all the fun my daughter had over the years under Doreen's care. I felt so fortunate to have found her and I knew my daughter would be well cared for the minute I stepped foot in her house. She really is a master at what she does and makes child care look easy ( Which we all know is not the case). I can't say enough great things about Doreen, her family and her quality of care. Anyone who uses her services should consider themselves lucky to have landed a spot in her home.
I have been using Doreen's babysitting services for my soon-to-be Fifth Grader since approximately 2009. I am never, ever, disapointed! She consistantly provides exceptional care for her charges: Making sure homework is completed, food is provided, games and fun abound. Her space is consistently clean, warm, safe, and inviting to children of all ages. Doreen is extremely responsible and always ensures that her chargers individual needs are met. Doreen knows children, she is reasonable, has boundless energy, and I could not think of a better person to trust with the care of my son!
If you are a teacher you will not be charged for the following Thanksgiving Holiday Wed-Fri 2 Weeks of Winter Break 1 Week of Spring Break Summer vacation Your spot will not be forfeited & if you wish to come any of those days it will be a daily fee
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