Provider Newsletter | July 21, 2022

New Training Requirements Effective July 1, 2022, all license-exempt (not licensed by DCFS) non-relative child care providers who are approved to receive payments through the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) must adhere to the training requirements listed below.  Current providers must complete the training requirements before September 30, 2022, to receive payment for new […]

Provider Newsletter | June 21, 2022

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES NATION-LEADING INVESTMENTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD Over $175 million in funding to support child care providers & families Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) today announced new investments that strengthen and grow Illinois’ early childhood education and care field. These investments continue advancing Illinois as a leading state in the […]

Provider Newsletter: May 7, 2022

SUMMER’S ON THE WAY AND IT’S TIME TO TALK WATER A lot goes into providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services around the clock. Behind the scenes, scientists, environmentalists, and water quality experts are working hard to make sure our customers have the high-quality water they need and expect. Learning about water – where […]

Provider Newsletter | April 7, 2022

IEL’s NEW PODCAST ABOUT PROMOTING FRIENDSHIPS IEL, Illinois Early Learning, has launced a new podcast. Parents and teachers can support young children by encouraging them to develop friendships with their peers. Learn more in our latest podcast, Making and Keeping Friends for Young Children with and without Disabilities, featuring Dr. Seon Yeong Yu, an associate professor […]

Provider Newsletter | February 21, 2022

EARLY LIFE INFLUENCES ON ATTENTION STUDY Infants Receiving WIC Benefits 12-18 months We are looking for infants 12-18 months old receiving WIC benefits to participate in a new study occurring at UIUC— Early Life Influences on Attention Study (ELIAS). The study is focused on the relationship between infants’ eating and their cognitive and motor development […]

Provider Newsletter | February 7, 2022

ENEWS FROM CHILD CARE RESOURCE SERVICE To subscribe to the provider email newsletter, please fill out this form: OUR OFFICE IS STILL CLOSED Please note, the CCRS OFFICE IS STILL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. At this time, only University students and staff are permitted in the building.  Please, do not attempt to enter the building with […]