Tara's Toyland Home Daycare

Where Learning is Fun and Friendships Flourish

Teaching the Teacher's Child


2 openings for 2019/2020 school year

Owned and Operated by Nora Parkman since 2000. Care provided by an expert in the field of Early Childhood Education who will guide your child on the path to happiness, friendships and a love of learning.  Licensed by Illinois DCFS and operating in accordance with all current guidelines.

*  Loving, fun and friendly place

*  Educational play based learning tailored to each child

*  Weekly thematic units

*  Art projects are a major part of the curriculum

*  Outside play daily (weather permitting)

*  Nutritious meals that meet and exceed USDA young child requirements

*  Payment and attendance schedule tailored to the teacher's schedule

Infants get frequent interaction and solid naps so that more neural connections are formed, making happier and smarter kids from the start.  Older children are encouraged to share experiences with younger children.  This helps the older children learn compassion and helps the younger children to learn new skills. 

  • the room arrangement changes often
    the room arrangement changes often
  • we spend lots of time outside - after all who wouldn't want to play on this for hours
    we spend lots of time outside - after all who wouldn't want to play on this for hours
  • roly polies were being examined closely by all
    roly polies were being examined closely by all
  • Older children helping younger children is a key benefit of home daycare
    Older children helping younger children is a key benefit of home daycare
  • our stream
    our stream
  • Star Wars theme baking soda/vinegar lesson
    Star Wars theme baking soda/vinegar lesson
  • Our themes are incorporated into the whole daycare room - here we have Peas Porridge (hot or cold, you pick) to go with our nursery rhymes unit
    Our themes are incorporated into the whole daycare room - here we have Peas Porridge (hot or cold, you pick) to go with our nursery rhymes unit
the room arrangement changes often
the room arrangement changes often
  • our 4 cats (Fiona, Sofia, Leftie and Regal) are all declawed and child friendly
    our 4 cats (Fiona, Sofia, Leftie and Regal) are all declawed and child friendly
our 4 cats (Fiona, Sofia, Leftie and Regal) are all declawed and child friendly
our 4 cats (Fiona, Sofia, Leftie and Regal) are all declawed and child friendly