CCAP Subsidy Providers

 

CCAP Provider Required Training 

The Illinois Department of Human Services strives to support providers in caring for children by offering tools and resources to help you be successful. Training is one of those tools that is available for you to stay current on best practices in health and safety.

With this in mind, effective July 1, 2020, policy was revised in accordance with new federal regulations1.  This policy states that license-exempt non-relative home child care providers must complete health and safety training to receive CCAP payments.

Requirements include:

  • Membership to the Gateways Registry to track training completion at: https://registry.ilgateways.com/
  • Within 90 days of approval, complete:
    • First Aid & CPR
    • IDCFS Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Training
    • Recertification of these requirements will count toward yearly training requirements below
  • Six hours of Child Development, Health and Safety training completed yearly

Exact deadlines will be sent to each provider.  Training must be completed by the dates given to continue to receive CCAP payments.  If training is not completed, the provider will be canceled from all CCAP cases.

CCAP Providers must complete health and safety trainings. See the following notices 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. 

Information on becoming a provider  

Rates 

Payment 

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 be tracked on the comptroller’s 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. 

Forms for Providers 

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

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Please read the following that clarifies BCCD Program Manual Policy 05.01.01 regarding the maximum number of children allowed to be in care at a license exempt (non-licensed) home.

Day Care Home Excempt from Licensing (764) – No more than three children may be cared for, incuding the provider’s own children, unless all children are from the same household.

Relative Exempt from Licensing (765) – Care provided in the home of a relative. No more than three children may be cared for, including the provider’s own children, unless all children are from the same household;

Non-relative Exempt from Licensing (766) – Care provided in the home of the child. No more than three children may be cared for, including the provider’s own children, unless all children are from the same household; and

Relative Exempt from Licensing (767) – Care provided in the home of the child. No more than three children may be cared for, including the provider’s own children, unless all children are from the same household.

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding the clarification
please call 1-800-325-5516 option #2 or 217-333-3252 option #2.