DCFS For Service Providers
Hearings and events for providers
Requests for ProposalS
Child Care Providers
- Important updates for Child Day Care Providers (from the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education)
|Child Care Providers:
Register your facility's e-mail address with DCFS.
- Child Care Providers - Locate child care providers in your area.
- Class A Standards - Class 'A' Child Care Center minimum standards.
- Class B Standards - Class 'B' Child Care Center minimum standards.
- Sample Forms for Child Care Providers - View and download sample forms for use by your child care center (including field trip permission, daily logs and more).
- Child Care Staff Training - Approved training courses are available for staff to meet the continuing education requirements (applies To Class A Child Day Care Centers).
- Child Care Assistance Program
- How to become a CCAP provider - Information on applying to become eligible to receive CCAP payments.
- For existing CCAP providers - Information on renewing CCAP eligiblity.
- CCAP Services - Training and Technical Assistance that child care providers need in order to maintain a Class A license or registration of a child care facility.
- TOTS (Tracking of Time Services) - the electronic time and attendance process that DCFS uses to keep track of the time children spend in care with child care providers.
- Criminal Background Check Requirements for Child Care Providers
- Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education - OFS office that houses the Child Care Licensing and Regulatory Section and the Quality Start Child Care Rating System, and administers the Child Care and Development Fund.
- From the U.S. Department of Labor - The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and youth employment standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State and local governments. The Wage and Hour Division (Wage-Hour) administers and enforces the FLSA. The mission of the Wage-Hour Division is “To Promote and Achieve Compliance with Labor Standards to Protect and Enhance the Welfare of the Nation’s Workforce.”
Residential Care Providers
Important updates from Licensing for Residential Care providers (Updated 07.20.11)
Licenses and develops licensing regulations for child care, adult residential, child placing agencies, child emergency shelters, maternity homes, etc.
- SCR Forms
- Child Day Care Centers
- Residential Facilities and Child Placing Agencies
- Child Residential Facilities
- Maternity Homes
- Child Placing Agencies with Subprograms of:
- Foster Care Services
- Adoption Services
- Transitional Placing Services
- Juvenile Detention Facilities
- Licensing Agency Upload - Allows licensing agencies to send databases to upload into LASES.
- Licensing Deficiency Review Forms
- Licensing Fees
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