IMPORTANT REMINDER! QIF-C Grant for Licensed Programs – Applications Due Friday, December 15th

APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2023 QIF-C FUNDS CAN BE USED TO PURCHASE MATERIALS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR CHILDCARE PROGRAM Eligibility Requirements and Expectations: 1. Programs must be working towards/maintaining* an ExceleRate™ Illinois Silver or Gold Circle of Quality. *“working towards/maintaining” ExceleRate™ Illinois = program administrator must have at a minimum completed the […]

Research Study for Illinois Parents & Providers

Accenture, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), is looking for Illinois residents! They are conducting a research study to understand how to help better support IL residents and their communities. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this quick questionnaire. Illinois residents who qualify and complete the full study […]

ATTENTION PROVIDERS: Please Fill Out Our Training Needs Assessment

Every 2 years, CCRS surveys the training needs of the childcare providers in our area. Please help us to better serve you by taking a few minutes to complete our 2023 CCRS Training Needs Assessment:  Day care center directors please forward this link onto your staff. We would like to receive as many perspectives as […]

High-Powered Magnets & Children – An Attractive Combination That Can Lead to Severe Injury

A child may initially have little to no symptoms after ingesting more than one high-powered magnet, but complications can escalate rapidly if internal injuries develop. The magnets can connect to each other and pinch the intestinal wall, which can cut off blood supply to that area. The resulting injury can cause blockages, tissue damage, severe […]

Keeping Children Safe – Illinois Poison Center

Protecting children from harm is your No. 1 priority and Illinois Poison Center is here to help. This Caregivers Guide offers practical advice on keeping children safe from potentially harmful substances. That’s IPC’s specialty. We encourage you to take the actions below. You’ll feel more confident and assured after taking concrete steps to keep young […]

Provider Newsletter | October 7, 2023

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE (LIHEAP) NOW OPEN The Regional Planning Commission will be opening in stages. Starting October 2, LIHEAP opened appointments for people who are seniors, disabled, and/or have children under the age of six. On Wednesday, November 1, LIHEAP appointments will open for households that are disconnected from their utilities, have a disconnection […]

Provider Newsletter | September 21, 2023

RESEARCH SURVEY FOR PARENTS One of the Industrial Design graduate students here at the University of Illinois is currently conducting research on the challenges parents encounter when raising their children and has prepared a survey to identify these challenges. The goal of the survey is to brainstorm potential product development and service solutions. He is […]