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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We are writing you today to let you know about a big win for the industry and ILDOCC. As we previously mentioned, there is a new training requirement for all childcare staff to complete a social/emotional training by July 1, 2022. This information was only shared with directors a few weeks ago and left them with only a…

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We are writing you today to address questions that some have expressed regarding a few new policies that may (or may not) have been communicated to you via state regulators. These issues fall into two separate buckets: 1. Federal Background Check Requirements You may have received from your DCFS field representatives guidance regarding background check requirements…

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Along with inviting each Gubernatorial candidate to participate in a meet and greet forum with CCAU, ILDOCC, and SIECAT, our collective agencies also provided each candidate the opportunity to respond to our questions in a written format. Each response can be viewed in the documents below: Responses from Beverly Miles: Written Responses.Miles Responses from Senator…

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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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