Here at ILDOCC, we love to hear from you. Most of the time you are telling us the impact we’re making, or cheering us on, or asking if we can troubleshoot a problem for you. We absolutely LOVE communication from our members. Even if we get a negative letter – it helps us grow. If…

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Child Care Advocates United (CCAU) alongside Illinois Directors/Owners of Childcare Centers (ILDOCC) and Southern Illinois Early Childhood Action Team (SIECAT) are hosting a series of virtual meet and greet events in preparation for the 2022 Gubernatorial Race. We have extended invitations to each Gubernatorial candidate to participate in an evening that they can share in…

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Last week, we shared some exciting news about stopping the proposed rule changes from DCFS. We have been so thrilled with the amazing feedback we have gotten from this. One member, Joanna Varda, shared after looking at the proposed rule changes that“it seems like there is also a significant amount of clarification included in the…

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Do you remember back in May of 2021 when DCFS proposed massive rule changes for our industry?  We took advantage of the period for public comment by encouraging ILDOCC members to submit comments to the rules, while our organization submitted a 3-page letter in response to these changes, and we also took time to sit…

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Some news from DCFS regarding mask mandates! “Effective today, February 28, 2022, because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that masks are needed only in areas of high transmission, Governor JB Pritzker lifted the state’s indoor masking requirements, including the use of face coverings in day care settings.”

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We are happy to announce Dezaray Brookshire as our new ILDOCC Coordinator! She is hitting the ground running after spending the last 8 years as a Daycare Center Director in Springfield. She knows the ropes. She also knows who is strangling us with outdated regulations. Anyway, Dezaray will be calling you to talk to you…

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Cindy Mahr has been the Executive Director and CFO of In A Kid’s World, a private early learning center located in Rock Island, Illinois, since 1995. She has been in the early care and education field for over forty years, moving from teacher assistant, preschool teacher, school-age teacher, director, and now co-owner of her center.…

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