State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 5/2/2023, by Rep. Jackie Haas - Amy Elik


225 ILCS 10/7.10

    Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall host licensing orientation programs to help educate potential day care center, day care home, and group day care home providers about the child day care licensing process. Provides that the Department shall host licensing orientation programs at least twice annually in each legislative district in the State.

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Child Care Act of 1969 is amended by
5changing Section 7.10 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 10/7.10)
7    Sec. 7.10. Licensing orientation program and progress
8Progress report.
9    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "child day care
10licensing" or "day care licensing" means licensing of day care
11centers, day care homes, and group day care homes.
12    (a-5) The Department shall host licensing orientation
13programs to help educate potential day care center, day care
14home, and group day care home providers about the child day
15care licensing process. The Department shall host licensing
16orientation programs at least twice annually in each
17legislative district in the State.
18    (b) No later than September 30th of each year, the
19Department shall provide the General Assembly with a
20comprehensive report on its progress in meeting performance
21measures and goals related to child day care licensing.
22    (c) The report shall include:
23        (1) details on the funding for child day care



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1    licensing, including:
2            (A) the total number of full-time employees
3        working on child day care licensing;
4            (B) the names of all sources of revenue used to
5        support child day care licensing;
6            (C) the amount of expenditures that is claimed
7        against federal funding sources;
8            (D) the identity of federal funding sources; and
9            (E) how funds are appropriated, including
10        appropriations for line staff, support staff,
11        supervisory staff, and training and other expenses and
12        the funding history of such licensing since fiscal
13        year 2010;
14        (2) current staffing qualifications of day care
15    licensing representatives and day care licensing
16    supervisors in comparison with staffing qualifications
17    specified in the job description;
18        (3) data history for fiscal year 2010 to the current
19    fiscal year on day care licensing representative caseloads
20    and staffing levels in all areas of the State;
21        (4) per the DCFS Child Day Care Licensing Advisory
22    Council's work plan, quarterly data on the following
23    measures:
24            (A) the percentage of new applications disposed of
25        within 90 days;
26            (B) the percentage of licenses renewed on time;



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1            (C) the percentage of day care centers receiving
2        timely annual monitoring visits;
3            (D) the percentage of day care homes receiving
4        timely annual monitoring visits;
5            (E) the percentage of group day care homes
6        receiving timely annual monitoring visits;
7            (F) the percentage of provider requests for
8        supervisory review;
9            (G) the progress on adopting a key indicator
10        system;
11            (H) the percentage of complaints disposed of
12        within 30 days;
13            (I) the average number of days a day care center
14        applicant must wait to attend a licensing orientation;
15            (J) the number of licensing orientation sessions
16        available per region in the past year; and
17            (K) the number of Department trainings related to
18        licensing and child development available to providers
19        in the past year; and
20        (5) efforts to coordinate with the Department of Human
21    Services and the State Board of Education on professional
22    development, credentialing issues, and child developers,
23    including training registry, child developers, and Quality
24    Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS).
25    (d) The Department shall work with the Governor's
26appointed Early Learning Council on issues related to and



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1concerning child day care.
2(Source: P.A. 97-1096, eff. 8-24-12; 98-839, eff. 1-1-15.)