Hamilton County Day Care will accept all applications for enrollment of children who are 15 months to 12 years of age.  Parents must fill out necessary forms on the children and have them on file in the facility.  A certified birth certificate, health physical including a TB test, lead screening, and a record of immunizations required by law must be on file before children can attend.

Hamilton County Pre-School Center is operated by Hamilton County Unit District No. 10, McLeansboro, IL.

Hours of Operation

Hamilton County Day Care is open daily Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  Children may attend from one to five days per week for as many hours as the parent wishes.  School children will be accepted for child care during hours before and after school or on days when school is not in session.

Children should be picked up no later than 5:30 p.m.  If children are not picked up by 5:30, a late fee of $5.00 per child will be charged each 15 minutes.

Infant care will be provided Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  Infants and toddlers must be scheduled to attend.  Drop-ins are not accepted for children ages 6 weeks through 23 months.

The Day Care Center will be closed on the following days during the 2021-22 school year.

Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021
Columbus Day Monday, October 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Break Thursday-Friday November 25-26, 2021
Christmas Eve Friday, December 24, 2021
New Year's Eve Friday, December 31, 2021
Martin Luther King Birthday Monday, January 17, 2022
President's Day Monday, February 21, 2022
Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022
Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022

Fees and Payment

The fees for children attending the Day Care Program are as follows:

Age 2-12 Years

Age 8-24 months

8 hours
8 hours
4 hours
4 hours

Hourly (Before/after school): $6
Every 15 minutes after 5:30: $5

Breakfast $1.50, lunch $2.50, and snack is included in the child care fee.

Breakfast is served between 8:00 and 8:15 only.