Child Care Resource Service | Illinois

Office / Phone Hours
8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

CCAP Subsidy Providers

For up-to-date information, please go to the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD). Click here!

For more information on the Enhanced Rate for Emergency Child Care (ECC) Providers, click here.

CCAP providers can continue to get paid through Covid-19. Please complete the COVID-19 Attendance Exemption Form and return it with your billing certificate. Click here for the policy. Click here for the form to complete and return.

Attendance Exemption Form required to receive full eligibility payment.  Click below to access the form.

Child Care Centers and Licensed Family Child Care Providers

License exempt child care providers (those that are not licensed)

Emergency Child Care for Licensed Child Care Centers

Child care centers can apply to serve as emergency child care sites by completing an application available here. Click here.

Emergency Child Care Stipend Program - ended as of 5/19/2020



On 3/23/2020 GOECD and IDHS hosted a webinar on COVID-19 Child Care Business Practices and Resources.  It can be viewed by clicking here.

More resources are coming to help you.  We understand this is an uncertain time and changing minute by minute.  Please frequent the GOECD website often.  In addition, we will post updates as we receive them on our facebook page.


CCAP Provider Required Training

CCAP Providers must complete health and safety trainings. See notice from IDHS.

Child Care Resource Service (CCRS) staff are ready to assist you and to answer any questions you may have. We want you to succeed and meet the deadline. Your services are essential to the program and the parents you serve. Thank you for your understanding and timely attention to meeting this deadline.

Child care providers receiving CCAP funds MUST be members of the Gateways Registry and track their training, credentials and certifications in the Registry. Registry membership must be renewed every year. To become a Registry member visit the Gateways website.

What training is required?

*Child Abuse and Neglect/Mandated Reporter Training - offered online through DCFS or in person.  Check the CCRS training calendar for a training near you.

*CPR/First Aid Certification - 100% reimbursement available. (Offered in-person only)

*What is CCAP? (for directors and primary caregivers)

*Child Development Health and Safety Basics. The "Child Development, Health and Safety Basics Training" meets this requirement. (Offered in-person or online.)

For a list of the trainings being offered, check our training calendar.

For additional information on finding, taking, or reporting your training or to register for a class, please call CCRS at 800-325-5516 or 333-3252 option 3.

Information on becoming a provider



Payments can take up to 30 days to be received once a billing is entered.  A payment is not considered late until it has been over 30 days.  Payments can tracked on the DHS website.

Payment Options

There are three options for getting paid by the State. They are paper check, direct deposit and the new debit card system (Tarjeta de Débito MasterCard® de Illinois). Click here to check out the different payment options.

Tarjeta de Débito MasterCard de Illin) Click here to learn more.

Forms for Providers

The Authorization for Background Check Form and Fingerprinting Confirmation Form are sent directly from Child Care Resource Service.

Clarification of Policy for Licensed Exempt Providers