June Center Certificates

Child Care Assistance Program Center Provider,   An error related to the USPS address certification process caused printing issues that could have delayed the delivery of your billing certificate. The Illinois Department of Human Services has resolved the issue, and certificates have been mailed.  In the interim, please be prepared to immediately complete your certificate and […]

Be a Real Life Influencer!

Become a Child Care Provider – Curious about a career as an Early Childhood educator, assistant teach, or administrator working with your children? Contact us. Explore Early Childhood Education and Care Careers. Become an Early Intervention Provider – A career in Early Intervention can make a big impact in your community. Become a Home Visitor […]

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: https://forms.gle/iuQgxXmc6Z36JdRk9.  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 […]