Welcome To Cheerful Home

Cheerful Home Child Care & Early Learning Center has been an important part of the Quincy community since 1886, providing needed child care and early learning for up to 181 children ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.


Cheerful Home’s mission is to provide quality child care for all children of the community, with a primary emphasis on providing affordable, curriculum-based child care to lower income families. Cheerful Home is the only Quincy child care provider offering a Sliding Fee Scale Program to ensure quality child care for all income levels.In addition to providing exceptional child care services, Cheerful Home’s highly experienced staff works closely with the children to develop their cognitive, language, social-emotional, aesthetic, and physical development skills. Our program and curriculum are evaluated internally and by several outside early childhood experts to assure we are providing the best possible education for the children.


Please call or come visit our center to see how we make early learners into lifelong learners!

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Our Difference

We make learning fun at Cheerful Home Child Care & Early Learning Center! The children learn with a multitude of enriching, stimulating and fun activities and materials. Cheerful Home’s comprehensive curriculum is woven into all that we do, so the children think they are just having fun while they are learning many skills needed to …

Our Programs

There is always something to do at Cheerful Home Child Care & Early Learning Center with multiple centers in each classroom, 3 playgrounds, 2 gyms, and an exciting summer program. Classroom centers include: dramatic play, reading, art, manipulatives, writing, computer, music, block, quiet and science centers.




315 South 5th Street

Quincy, IL



Cheerful Home is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors, licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) and ExceleRate Illinois.