HUGE WIN TODAY!!!
By a vote of 11-0, JCAR has suspended the restrictions on the 3 hour emergency ruling leaving only what has been in place for the last 3 years.
Please see the attached document from JCAR to see what has been removed. You can also hear the full meeting with JCAR and the Department using the link below.
We encourage you to listen in due to some quality discussion that took place between JCAR and DCFS.
There is still a potential for DCFS to refile revised emergency ruling that includes the restrictions, but for right now, we can return to using the 3 hour rule as we have previously.
We would like to extend our gratitude to every member of JCAR for their efforts today and in June. It is clear our voices are being heard, and we appreciate them fighting on behalf of our programs.
We would also like to thank Representative Mason for all of her efforts on this and the countless hours spent fighting to ensure the 3 hour rule remained. The work she did on behalf of childcare programs solidified this ruling. We look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.