Illinois Department Children Families Services DCFS Rod R. Blagojevich, Governor Erwin McEwen, Director. Division of Licensing Rule 407 Licensing Standards Day Care Centers Presenter: Virginia A. York, Associate Deputy Director of Licensing Jan Susa, Manager, Cook. Who Are We?.
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Division of Licensing
Licensing Standards Day Care Centers
Presenter: Virginia A. York, Associate Deputy Director of Licensing
Jan Susa, Manager, Cook
DAY CARE CENTERS
CONSULTATION TO PROVIDERS OF
DAY CARE CENTERS
Licensing of child care facilities is a governmental regulation designed to reduce risks to children in care away from their families. It provides consumer protection for children, our most vulnerable population.
It defines what a “child care facility” is.
It mandates the licensing of day care facilities in Illinois.
It establishes DCFS as the agency responsible for that licensing.
It requires consultation to Providers.
It mandates licensure BEFORE operation can begin.
A facility that provides day care for less than 24 hours per day for more than 3 children.
Contact local DCFS Office for Information
Attend Orientation Session to be connected to a License Representative
Courtesy visit to review proposed site
Submission of Application
Articles of incorporation and by-laws
Statement of purpose and policies
List of officers and board members
Annual operating budget
Staffing plan, job descriptions and qualifications
Written delegation of administrative authority
List of persons submit to background check
Review of Completed, Signed application
Employment of Child Care Director
passed background check
three character references
proof of education
and timeline for additional qualified staff to be hired
Staff holds First-aid and CPF Certification
Food service sanitation certification
Review emerengency medical care plan
Review plan for nutrition/food service requirements
Review plan for acquisition of furnishings and equipment
Review program description, and daily schedule
Review center drawings
Review areas by measurements
Review indoor/outdoor space for child usage
Review of risk management plan to be followed in case of emergency
Review statement of discipline policy
Review of how forms and records will be kept
Review of fininancial capability
Permit issued 6-months
Permit must be displayed at all times
Permit specifies maximum number children
Permit requires monthly unannounced monitoring visits
Permit is no charge
License valid 3-years
License no fee or charge
License requires announced, unannounced monitoring visits throughout the year
License requires annual monitoring visit
License renewed every 3 years
Compliance with licensing standards
Provide safe, healthy, nutritional environment that encourages learning