Action Alert! Call your legislators today!

We shared with you a few weeks ago that HB 4491 passed unanimously out of committee. We are hopeful that this bill will be called on the house floor in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please take the time to call your local legislators to ask them to vote YES to HB 4491 and…

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Legislative Update

Today, HB 4491 passed unanimously with a 14-0 vote in House Committee!! There was a lot of great discussion around this legislation during the hearing, and we will be sharing the recording when it is available. Legislators are really paying attention to what is happening in childcare, and they are working hard to help with…

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Call to action!

URGENT CALL TO ACTION! Please visit the link below and submit a witness slip in support of HB 4491. We need as many witness slips in support as possible!! Follow the steps outlined at the end to correctly fill out a witness slip as a PROPONENT of HB 4491. This bill eliminates the need for…

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Legislative Update

Below you will find a list of proposed legislation that impact childcare and providers. Please take some time to read each one. We will share updates on legislation as it progresses and the need for witness slips in support or opposition to each bill. HB 1240 – Childcare Act Qualifications (Rep Steven Reick) Amends the…

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Legislative Update

This year ILDOCC is working on four childcare bills with our legislative partners to bring real positive change. Read the language of the bills here and stay involved with this important process. Together we can get this work done! HB 4412: House sponsor – Representative Dave Vella Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Child Care Act…

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Bills to keep an eye on …

ILDOCC spent the last few months working hard to prepare for this legislative session. We have been meeting with legislators and drafting language for bills to help childcare centers across the state. As the legislative session begins, we want to share some important bills to keep an eye on that ILDOCC has been working on.…

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2023 Review

Reflecting back on 2023, it has been a successful year overall for ILDOCC. Over the past 12 months, we have advocated for directors/owners across the state on a number of different issues. Here is a look back at some of our biggest accomplishments of 2023: Many months were spent fighting for the 3 hour rule…

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3 Hour Rule Update

As previously mentioned, the 3 hour rule will continue on after the deadline of the emergency rules on October 29, 2023. The permanent rule will be officially released sometime next week, but we wanted members to be aware of the upcoming changes. Assistants will continue to be able to lead classrooms with children 2 years…

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JCAR Meeting 10-17-23

If you missed the opportunity to watch the JCAR meeting today, please visit the link below to check out the conversation that took place with DCFS. We highly encourage you to listen in and see the impact we are having with legislators and how much our voices are now being heard. Several JCAR members took…

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Join ILDOCC Now

ILDOCC needs your support! Our organization is growing, and we are seeing some real progress. The recent JCAR meetings are evidence of the work we have put in to make sure legislators know what is going on with our industry. BUT – this work CANNOT continue without the generous $250/year from our members. We have…

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