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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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