Many of you have received correspondence from your DCLR similar to the one pictured above. Based on this information, DCFS is going to start conducting family surveys and will be asking you for contact information (names, numbers, addresses, emails, etc) for your families at your annual visits. This has raised many questions, and we are…

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FYI – For all transfer requests for background clearance, each director and owner must submit a CFS 718-4 form to the Background Check Unit at the Central Office for Licensing. The most recent version of this form was revised in 9/2020. HOWEVER, this form has been changed more recently. The old version of the form…

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We want to share with you that this Wednesday, December 14th, 2022, ILDOCC once again teamed up with CCAU and SIECAT to meet with DCFS. We called this meeting in regards to the new background clearance procedure and provisional employment that is certainly a concern for our industry that is trying to keep afloat during…

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How many times have you been issued a violation from your DCLR that seemed like such a tedious violation, yet you have to offer corrections within a certain timeframe?? Perhaps it is something as simple as a staff member leaving their coat on the cots or a violation for not having the correct supplies in…

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Some of you may remember at the beginning of summer receiving notification from DCFS that all of your staff must complete a trauma training by July 1, 2022. This notice came with little to no time for programs to get this requirement completed. Upon further investigation, ILDOCC learned this change had actually been signed into…

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Did you know that DCFS historically published the number of licensed centers that had closed over time? These reports used to be made public and shared to make sure that the information could be used by everyone; however, DCFS no longer publishes this information, possibly because the report is not one to be proud of.…

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In case you missed it, last week we sent out an update from DCFS about a new portal that has been created that will allow owners/directors to check the status of background clearances for staff. We are excited for this update because it means we will not need to wait to hear from reps to…

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FROM: DCFS Announcements The DCFS Division of Licensing is pleased to announce that the Background Check Portal is now live on the DCFS website and the Sunshine website. The background check portal allows licensed providers to: Conduct a fingerprint search. Check the status of background checks for all agency and institution and day care center employees. Obtain…

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Do you wish you could provide better benefits for your employees? We hear that a lot when we talk to you! The teachers working in our programs NEED health insurance, for example, and the lack of this benefit causes many staff to leave your centers and even the field.. Like you, we know health insurance…

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It is election season here in Illinois, and we wanted to make sure that everyone is ready to get out and cast their votes! Please make sure that you are registered to vote by October 23. You can register to vote by visiting the State Board of Elections website (www.elections.il.gov) and selecting “Online Voter Registration.”…

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