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Looking for child care? Contact us today for a referral to a local program! Click on the button below to connect with a Referral Specialist here at Child Care Connection.

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Looking to complete a CDA

Child Care Connection can help navigate professionals through the eligibility and education processes for obtaining a CDA. If interested, please reach out to our Provider Services Manager, Kami McClure at 309-686-3750 x 2111 or email: KMcClure@salccc.org

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Update:  News from IDHS on the Federal Shutdown and CCAP

IDHS’s child care budget is made up of a combination of federal Child Care and Development Block Grant funds, Temporary Aid to Needy Families funds, and State General Revenue Funds. Given this combination of funds, we will be able to continue as planned with our Sate Fiscal Year 2024 expenditures into October and will continue to evaluate on a monthly basis.

7/21/23:  IDPH Announces $10 Million Program to Provide Air Purifiers to Improve Air Quality in Day Care Centers

10/22/2021:  Vaccine/Testing Requirement for Licensed Child Care Center Staff

7/20/2021:  Duplicate Payment Notice to Providers

7/1/2021:  Health & Safety Training Requirements for License-Exempt Centers

7/1/2021:  Health & Safety Training Requirements for License-Exempt Non-Relative Home Providers

7/1/2021:  Child Care Assistance Program Updates for Providers and Families

6/25/2021:  Child Care Connection is sponsoring a Drive Thru Mask Pick Up on Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm for all child care programs (licensed and license-exempt, homes and centers) in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Stark, Marshall, Putnam, Bureau, LaSalle and Fulton counties to pick up free adult masks.  Masks were donated by IEMA for distribution to child care programs.  Complete this request form or complete one onsite if you are delivering your child care assistance program certificate on July 1st. *Child Care Programs in LaSalle, Bureau, and Fulton counties can call for a delivery option* For More Information contact: Stephanie Clark, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator  309-686-3750 x2140 or email SClark@salccc.org

5/26/2021:  License -Exempt Provider Training Requirements

12/23/2020:  Expanded Assistance for Illinois Child Care Providers:  Administration to Cover Eligible Days of CCAP Payments December-February

10/19/2020:  Policy Guide & Updated Child Care Guidance

7/24/2020:  Changes to Child Care Assistance Program