Exciting Update!

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 5 week window to fulfill this requirement; although, this was
passed and signed by the Governor in April of 2021, and we could have had over a year to work towards this goal.
As promised, we issued a letter to the Governor, which is linked below for you to view, to request an extension on this deadline. Yesterday, we spoke with Meagan Jorgensen with DCFS in response to our letter who shared that they have determined that an insufficient amount of time was allotted to complete this requirement and they will be extending the deadline!!
At this time, they have not determined a new date for completion, but as always, we will keep you up to date as soon as we hear. In the meantime, Meagan has shared that if anyone hears from their rep from this point on that the requirement is still for July 1, they should forward to correspondence to her and she will make sure the matter is handled appropriately.
This is a BIG WIN!! Now on to the next battle …
Letter to the Governor from ILDOCC:

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