Quincy is known for its rich history with the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, the architecture, and festivals. Did you know that Quincy is also home to the oldest licensed daycare in the state of Illinois?

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Cheerful Home Child Care was founded in 1886, and has been caring for children ever since. I have had the honor of having my kids attend Cheerful Home when they were younger, and I am grateful for our time there. It was hard to say goodbye to the teachers and helper they had, but it was time to move on.

To this day, I still see some of them and they always ask about the girls and how they are doing, and I just love that. My oldest found her best friend at Cheerful and they are two peas in a pod. My youngest found her creativity there, and thought one day she was Super Girl and could fly, poor kid fly right into a trash can. I can't tell you how thankful I am to all the teachers and staff who took care of my girls and taught them how fun learning can be.

I am sure there are plenty of people who either know someone who attended Cheerful Home, or attended it themselves. My father-in-law even went there when he was a child. For over 130 years, Cheerful Home has provided a fun and safe community for children in Quincy, and they continue to do so to this day.

Since 1935, they have been at their current location (315 South 5th), which holds two gymnasiums, plenty of classrooms, and tons of fun for all ages. 

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