May 30, 2019
The Illinois Department of Human Services has recently released a Market Rate Survey of Licensed Child Care Programs in Illinois for the Fiscal Year 2018. This survey measures the prices charged by providers and paid by parents in given child care markets.
In November 2014, the newly reauthorized Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 was signed into law. In order to receive CCDF funds, every state must conduct a market rate survey or use an alternative methodology to analyze whether child care subsidies adequately allow child care subsidy recipients equitable choice and access among child care providers.