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Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) FY2008 (July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008)

IDHS’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides low-income, working families with access to quality, affordable child care that allows them to continue working and contributes to the healthy, emotional and social development of the child. Families are required to cost-share on a sliding scale based on family size, income and number of children in care. IDHS provides assistance only to children and families living within Illinois, although the child care service may be provided outside of Illinois.

Source of definition: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)
See the Child Care Assistance Program page on the IDHS Web site.

Date of definition: May 2010

Note: View definitions of data variables related to:

Number of children receiving assistance by family location

The number of children whose families received assistance from IDHS for their child care, according to the location of the family’s home.

Source of data: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)

Date of data: October 2007 (FY 2008)

Geographic region: These data are available by state, county, township, IL house district, IL Senate district, US Congressional district, ISBE region, IDHS region, municipality, ZIP code.

Note on age groups: The numbers of children are reported in the following age groups:

  • 0 & 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 3 & 4 years
  • 5 years
  • 5 years and under

Note on number of children:
These data report the number of children who received services at any time during the specified month. It is not a point-in-time number for a particular day within that month. A child is determined to have received services in the specified month if a payment was made to the child care center or home within three months following the specified month.

Note on out-of-state children:
Some children who were living in Illinois and received services in Illinois are reported as living outside Illinois. This is because their families moved out of state prior to receiving their final communication with IDHS. These children are counted in the state total for Illinois, but are not reported in any of the geographic regions (e.g., county). Therefore, the sum of the number of children served in all instances of a region (e.g., all counties) does not add up to the total of children served in the state as a whole.

The number of children who were living in Illinois and received services in Illinois (according to family location), but who are reported as living out of state = 8.

Note on data suppression:
For privacy reasons, IDHS CCAP data on the number of children who received services are not reported for areas in which 10 or fewer children received services.

Number of children receiving assistance by service location

The number of children whose families received assistance from IDHS for their child care, according to the location of the child care center or home at which the child received service.

Source of data: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)

Date of data: October 2007 (FY 2008)

Geographic region: These data are available by state, county, township, IL house district, IL Senate district, US Congressional district, ISBE region, IDHS region, municipality, ZIP code.

Note on age groups: The numbers of children are reported in the following age groups:

  • 0 & 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 3 & 4 years
  • 5 years
  • 5 years and under

Note on number of children:
These data report the number of children who received services at any time during the specified month. It is not a point-in-time number for a particular day within that month. A child is determined to have received services in the specified month if a payment was made to the child care center or home within three months following the specified month.

Note on out-of-state children:
Some child care centers or homes, that served children who were living in Illinois, are reported as being located outside Illinois. This may be for one of the following reasons.

  1. Children and families may receive assistance for services from centers or homes outside Illinois. These are typically in communities in border states that are immediately outside the boundaries of Illinois. For example, a child living in Rock Island may receive child care services in Davenport, IA.
  2. Children and families were living in Illinois and received services within Illinois, but they moved out of state prior to receiving their final communication from IDHS.
  3. The child care center may be located in Illinois, but the address reported for the center is that of an administrative office in another state.

In these cases, these children are counted in the state total for Illinois, but are not reported in any of the geographic regions (e.g., county). Therefore, the sum of the number of children served in all instances of a region (e.g., all counties) does not add up to the total of children served in the state as a whole.

Children living in Illinois who received services in centers or homes reported as being located in border states:

State Number of children
IA 85
IN 247
KY 8
MO 61
WI 28
total 429

Children living in Illinois who received services in centers or homes reported as being located outside IL or border states: 1,980.

Total number of children living in Illinois who received services in centers or homes reported as being located outside IL: 2,409.

Note on data suppression:
For privacy reasons, IDHS CCAP data on the number of children who received services are not reported for areas in which 10 or fewer children received services.

Number of centers and homes receiving payment

The number of centers and homes that received payment from IDHS for providing child care, according to the location of the child care center or home at which the service was provided to the child. (But see clarification below.)

Source of data: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)

Date of data: October 2007 (FY 2008)

Geographic region: These data are available by state, county, township, IL house district, IL Senate district, US Congressional district, ISBE region, IDHS region, municipality, ZIP code.

Note on center/home types: Data are reported for four center/home types:

  1. Licensed centers
    (including the following IDHS center/home category: Licensed day care center)
  2. License-exempt centers
    (including the following IDHS center/home category: Day Care Center Exempt From Licensing)
  3. Licensed family child care homes
    (Including the following IDHS center/home categories: [a] Licensed Day Care Home, [b] Licensed Group Day Care Home)
  4. License-exempt family child care providers
    (Including the following IDHS center/home categories: [a] Day Care Home Exempt From Licensing; [b] Relative (Exempt From Licensing). Care provided in the home of a relative; [c] Non-Relative (Exempt From Licensing). Care provided in the home of the child; [d] Relative (Exempt From Licensing). Care provided in the home of the child)

Note on out-of-state centers and homes:
Some child care centers or homes, that served children who were living in Illinois, are reported as being located outside Illinois. This may be for one of the following reasons.

  1. Children and families may receive assistance for services from centers or homes outside Illinois. These are typically in communities in border states that are immediately outside the boundaries of Illinois. For example, a child living in Rock Island may receive child care services in Davenport, IA.
  2. Children and families were living in Illinois and received services within Illinois, but they moved out of state prior to receiving their final communication from IDHS.
  3. The child care center may be located in Illinois, but the address reported for the center is that of an administrative office in another state.

These centers and homes are counted in the state total for Illinois, but are not reported in any of the geographic regions (e.g., county). Therefore, the sum of the number of centers and homes in all instances of a region (e.g., all counties) does not add up to the total number of centers and homes in the state as a whole.

Centers or homes that provided services to children living in IL but that are reported as being located in border states:

State Number of centers or homes
IA 48
IN 118
KY 4
MO 50
WI 22
total 242

Centers or homes that provided services to children living in IL but that are reported as being located outside IL or border states: 7.

Total number of centers or homes that provided services to children living in IL but that are reported as being located outside IL: 249.

Note: Child care centers serve families and children from 6 weeks old up to 13 years of age.