To be a provider receiving state payments you must first have your client (parent) fill out the appropriate forms to start a case or to add you to an already existing case.
Licensed Child Care Home (762) – Care is provided in the licensed provider’s home. Licensed family child care providers may care for up to eight children, including their own children under 12 years of age, with the following limits (http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/docs/summdch.pdf [English] or http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/docs/summdchspf.pdf [Spanish]):
- no more than five children under 5 years of age and no more than three children under 24 months;
- no more than six children under 5 years of age and no more than two under 30 months;
- up to eight school-age children;
- with a part-time assistant, up to four additional school-age children with a maximum of 12 children total; or
- with a full-time assistant, up to eight children under 5 years with no more than five children under 24 months.
Licensed Group Child Care Home (763) - Licensed group home providers may care for 12 or more children with a full-time qualified assistant with the following limits (http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/docs/408.pdf):
- up to 12 children under 6 years, with no more than six children under 30 months and no more than four children under 15 months, or up to 12 children between 3 and 6 years old;
- up to 12 children between 3 and 5 years of age;
- with an additional part-time assistant, four additional school-age children;
- with no assistants, up to eight children under 12 years with no more than five children under 5 years old and no more than three children under 24 months; or up to eight children under 5 years old, with none under 3 years old; or up to 12 school-age children.
If you have never been a licensed provider receiving state subsidy payments before you will need to supply the following to get started:
- copy of your license and a rate certification form
- A complete W9 form (sent to you by CCRS)
If you have been a provider with the state before you may need to update some of the following paperwork:
- If it has been over a year since receiving a state payment, you will need to re-submit a W9 form.
- You will need to re-submit a rate certification form everytime you change your rates.
- You will need to re-submit a copy of your license when anything changes with your licensing or you get an updated one (about every three years).