103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2023 and 2024
Introduced 1/31/2023, by Rep. Amy Elik
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Child Care Reimbursement Program Act. Requires the
Department of Human Services to establish a Child Care Reimbursement
Program to make reimbursements to child care workers for any amounts they
paid for child care services provided to their children aged 5 or younger
at a day care center. Requires eligible child care workers to claim
reimbursements on forms and through a process prescribed by the
Department. Grants the Department rulemaking authority.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning child care.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Care Reimbursement Program Act.
As used in this Act:
"Child care service" means a service that provides for
the care, health, safety, and supervision of a child's
social, emotional, and educational growth.
"Child care worker" means a person who provides care,
supervision, or instruction to a child within the scope of
the person's employment at a day care center.
"Day care center" has the meaning ascribed to that
term in Section 2.09 of the Child Care Act of 1969.
Child Care Reimbursement Program.
Department of Human Services shall establish a Child Care
Reimbursement Program to make reimbursements to child care
workers for any amounts they paid for child care services
provided to their children aged 5 or younger at a day care
center. Eligible child care workers shall claim reimbursements
on forms and through a process prescribed by the Department.
The Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement the