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Starting a Child Care Program





What can YWCA Child Care Solutions provide?


· In depth information on starting a child care business


    Download or visit the following sites for more information:


    DCFS Day Care Home Licensing Online Orientation


    Starting a Child Care Business (Family Day Care Homes and Centers)


    YWCA of Rockford Getting Started Flyer (Family Day Care Homes)


    YWCA of Rockford Getting Started Flyer (Family Day Care Homes) SPANISH


    DCFS Online Mandated Reporter Training


    Start Up Checklist (Courtesy of Tom Copeland) 


    What's Involved in Starting a Family Child Care Business in Illnois? (IELP) 


    Child Care Aware New Provider Website


    Food Programs



· Free listing on our provider referral database


· Information on training opportunities including workshops and seminars


· Self-Study modules


· Data on supply and demand in your zip codes


· Information about the Quality Rating System



Licensing Information


The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) is responsible for setting standards and licensing day care centers, homes, group homes and day care agencies in the state. In June 2007, Illinois had 2,907 licensed day care centers, 10,051 licensed day care homes and 473 group day care homes with a combined capacity to serve more than 295 thousand children. Click on link below to visit IDCFS’s website:


Department of Children of Family Services Licensing Policy and Rules


Contact Kelli Johnson at 815.484.9442 ext. 205 to have a Child Care Program Start-up packet sent to you!


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