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Key Child Care Resources for Parents & Providers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Child care information for essential worker parents and child care ...
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Governor Pritzker Announces $270M Grant Program for Illinois Child Care Providers

The Governor's Office has announced a $270 million Child Care ...
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Senators Introduce Bill to Provide Relief to Child Care Sector

Three U.S. senators have introduced the Child Care is Essential Act – ...
Restore Illinois: Reopening Child Care in Illinois (text)

Governor Pritzker Releases Child Care Reopening Guidance

Governor Pritzker has announced the release of the Restore Illinois ...
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Federal Small Business Relief Programs Replenished

A new bill, passed this week, will replenish funding for ...
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Webinars Now Available for Illinois Emergency Childcare Providers

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Erikson Institute's Policy and ...
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Child Care Organizations Call for More Federal Relief

In a new letter to Congress, a dozen national child ...
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Coronovirus Relief Survey & Toolkit for Illinois Child Care Providers

Child care providers interested in applying for forgivable Small Business ...
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Illinois to Pick Up Child Care Tab for Essential Workers

Illinois will pick up all but $1 of the tab ...
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Governor’s Office Releases Illinois’ Early Childhood Care and Education Response to COVID-19

The Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development released a briefing ...
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INCCRRA Launches Early Learning Helpline

The statewide network of Illinois Child Care Resource and Referral ...
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IDHS Increases Maximum Child Care Payment Rates for Providers

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has announced a ...
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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Support Nonprofit Child Care Providers

This week two members of Congress introduced the bipartisan Small ...
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New Child Care Data Available

IECAM has recently updated its database to include FY2018 information ...
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Data Update: Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

IECAM has updated its database to include FY2017 Child Care ...
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Data Update: Before and After School Care

IECAM has updated its tabular database to include 2017 data ...
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More Illinois Families Now Eligible for Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has relaxed the ...
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Data Update: Child Care Program Accreditation

The data team at IECAM has updated the child care ...
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Just Released: Market Rate Survey of Licensed Child Care Programs in Illinois FY2018

The Illinois Department of Human Services has recently released a ...
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Child Care and Early Education Equity Action Agenda Released

CLASP has released a state action agenda describing key state ...
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New Report Examines How CCR&Rs Can Help Communities Meet Child Care Supply and Demand Needs

A new report from ChildCare Aware examines state-funded CCR&Rs (Child ...
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New CLASP Report Points to Inequitable Access to Child Care Subsidies

A new policy analysis from the Center for Law and ...
Research Brief Provides Tips on How to Engage Home-Based Child Care Providers in Research

Research Brief Provides Tips on How to Engage Home-Based Child Care Providers in Research

This research report from Urban Institute offers nine tips for ...
Erikson Institute Releases New Research Report on Family Child Care Service Networks

Erikson Institute Releases New Research Report on Family Child Care Service Networks

A new research report from Erikson Institute contributes to our ...
Children, Centers, and Homes Outside Illinois

Children, Centers, and Homes Outside Illinois

These files present details on: (1) children reported as living ...
Licensed Family Child Care Homes in ExceleRate program

Licensed Family Child Care Homes in ExceleRate program

Latest data: FY2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) ...
Licensed Child Care Centers in ExceleRate program

Licensed Child Care Centers in ExceleRate program

Latest data: FY2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) ...
Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Latest data: FY2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) ...
Before and After School Care

Before and After School Care

Before and After School Care by fiscal year (July 1 ...
Child Care Program Accreditations

Child Care Program Accreditations

Child care program accreditations by fiscal year (July 1 – ...
Licensed Family Child Care Homes

Licensed Family Child Care Homes

Latest data: FY2018 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018) ...
License-exempt Child Care Centers

License-exempt Child Care Centers

Latest data: FY2018 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018) ...
Licensed Child Care Centers

Licensed Child Care Centers

Latest data: FY2018 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) ...
About Child Care Programs

About Child Care Programs

Provides definitions and descriptions of elements of the child care ...
All ECE (EHS, Child Care) for Ages 0, 1, 2

All ECE (EHS, Child Care) for Ages 0, 1, 2

Calculations of slot gap and percent for children from birth ...
All ECE (PFA, HS, Child Care) for Ages 3 and 4

All ECE (PFA, HS, Child Care) for Ages 3 and 4

Calculations of slot gap and percent for children aged 3 ...
Percent of Children Receiving Child Care Assistance

Percent of Children Receiving Child Care Assistance

These data are a calculation based on CCAP data from ...
Number of Centers and Homes Receiving Child Care Assistance

Number of Centers and Homes Receiving Child Care Assistance

Maps (by year): FY2010-latest available data: county Source of data: ...
Number of Children Receiving Child Care Assistance by Location of Family

Number of Children Receiving Child Care Assistance by Location of Family

Maps (by year): FY2010--latest available data: county Source of data: ...