Drop-In Care

It couldn’t have been easier and the people were very accommodating. We were under quite a large amount of stress to coordinate everything and were very glad to have this option available to us.
Toddler Parent

Our on-site Drop-In Care program at Early Discoveries helps parents of infants to preschool age children (6 weeks through 5 years) when their child care provider is unavailable. You will need to register before you can use the services. Click here to read some of our parent testimonials.


There is an initial non-refundable Registration Fee of $75 per child, and $25 for each sibling. If you have already paid the registration fee for pre-enrollment, you do not have to pay it for Drop-In Care.

Daily Fee: $50 per child.

Sibling discounts do not apply to the Drop-In Care Program.

Employees Visiting Lake County

All full-time and part-time employees are eligible for the Early Discoveries Drop-In Care program. We can ensure your child is well cared-for when you visit the Lake County location. Call 224-668-7532.

Registration – 2 Easy Steps

  1. Register – If you are ready to register, please click here to create an account in our Family Info Center. After registration is complete, a registration fee will be applied to your new account.
  2. Reserve a Space – call 224-668-7532 and ask for Drop-In Care.
  3. Click here to view our Drop-In Care program flyer.

How to Prepare You and Your Child for Drop-In Child Care

Visit and tour the center; call 224-668-7532 or stop by today! Use the Drop-In Care Supplies List to ensure you have everything you need.