ILDOCC needs your support!

During the summer months, ILDOCC spends our time planning for the upcoming year. This is when all of the prep work is completed to begin the plans for the next legislative session. It is also during this time that we begin to develop more relationships with legislators and other early childhood organizations to keep working…

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SURVEY!!

During the recent JCAR meeting, DCFS shared that the 3 hour rule was never intended to be used with children under the age of 2 and that it is contradictory to language in the current 407 standards. We have spoken with members of JCAR on the phone and shared with them that programs have been…

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JCAR Meeting

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!! Today, the Joint Committee on Administrative Ruling (JCAR) held their June monthly meeting. On the agenda of the meeting today was discussion on the emergency ruling of the 3 hour rule and discussion on the complaint ILDOCC filed back in February against DCFS for operating outside of the official rule…

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Sample letter to legislators

Please find attached a sample letter we are requesting you submit to your state legislators. This sample letter can be submitted by yourself, your staff, and families at your program. Copy and paste the letter into an email, and then you can edit in your name and program name to the letter. It is important…

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3 Hours for 3 Hours …

FYI!! Many of you were in support of closing your programs for 3 hours in order to push back against the changes to the 3 hour rule that has rendered it useless. However, many of you expressed concerns about the short notice. For this reason, we are not going to implement that this Friday, June…

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SURVEY!!

As we shared last Friday, DCFS has sent out notice to childcare providers with the emergency ruling that was filed of the 3-hour rule. This filing included a lot of additional restrictions in how the 3-hour rule can be utilized. This can be viewed using the link below. We have been working closely with our…

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DCFS Notice to Childcare Providers

Please find attached below the notice to childcare providers in regards to the 3 hour rule. This was filed into emergency ruling effective today. Please pay careful attention to the new restrictions around this policy as they have changed quite a bit from the previous policy guidance. We are aware that these changes make this…

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