Provider Newsletter | November 7, 2022

The Big Give 2022 – Thanksgiving Giveaway If you, or someone you know, needs help providing a turkey for Thanksgiving, Stone Creek Church, in cooperation with The Urbana Meijer and The Universitv of Illinois Office of Volunteer Proqrams, is offering a whole frozen turkey and a bag of holiday groceries this Thanksgiving season. To receive a Thanksgiving Meal […]

Provider Newsletter | August 7, 2022

EARLY CHILDHOOD CONSTRUCTION GRANT The Illinois Early Childhood Construction Grant (ECCG) Program is a state-sponsored initiative to invest in quality early childhood education (ECE) facilities where they are most needed. The ECCG Program will award ECE providers $100 million in grants ($60 million in late fall 2022, and the remaining $40 million at a later […]

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 […]