Updated Provider FAQ from the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (May 11th): https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/Documents/Emergency%20Child%20Care%20FAQs%20200511_final.pdf
Emergency Child Care License
The Application for an Emergency Child Care License is available at: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/Documents/CFS%20597%20Application%20for%20Child%20Care%20Facility%20License.doc
The DCFS Authorization for Backgroud Check for Child Care is available at: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/Documents/CFS%20718-B%20Authorization%20for%20Background%20Check%20for%20Child%20Care.docx
A Quick Reference of Rules for Emergency Child Care Centers can be found at: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/Documents/Quick%20Reference%20of%20Rules%20for%20Emergency%20Child%20Care%20Centers.pdf
All completed applications can be submitted to DCFS at Emergency.Daycare@illinois.gov.
For tips on how to reopen your child care program: /Portals/12/Covid/ReopeningGuidance_Childcare.pdf?ver=7WG00LtRJmBovARYqHuCGg%3d%3d
Billing and Payments
- Providers should enter the actual attended days on the certificate.
- Centers and licensed home providers need to include the COVID-19 Attendance Exemption Form with all certificates to be paid 1005 eligible days if they are closed or their attendance is less than 20% of expected.
- IVR Telephone Billing System
- Providers entering payment information through the IVR Telephone Billing System should enter 100% of their eligible days.
- After entry of the payment on the IVR, licensed home providers will need to send the COVID-19 Attendance Exemption Form to the CCR&R for each applicable month that they were not providing care or attendance is less than 20% of expected.
Please click on the links below for the Temporary Attendance-Exemption Policy and Exemption Form for CCAP Providers:
March & April Only
Attendance Exemption Policy: https://www.inccrra.org/images/emails/Temporary-Attendance-Exemption-Policy.pdf
Attendance Exemption Form (English): https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/Documents/CV0320_COVID19_Policy_Form_4-8-2020.pdf
Attendance Exemption Form (Spanish): https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/Documents/CV0320_COVID19_Policy_and_Form_Spanish_4-8-2020.pdf
The IDHS CCAP Program is working on what the month of May holds for child care programs and providers now that the Governor has extended the stay-at-home order. We have not made decisions yet, but as soon as we do, they will be posted on this page and the IDHS website.
Please continue to look into any and all Small Business Administration Coronavirus relief options (Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan, SBA Express Bridge Loan, etc.) that are available to help sustain your business operations during the pandemic.
Existing CCAP Cases
- All current CCAP eligibility approvals that end in March, April, and May will automatically be renewed for 6 months. All information will stay the same. However, if your client needs to update their case, please request a Change of Information form. At this time IDHS will not be sending out new approval letters for the automatic redeterminations.
- All current CCAP family copays have been lowered to $1.00 for the months of April and May.
For more information about the Coronavirus please visit the CDC website at
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or the State of Illinois Coronavirus Response website at coronavirus.illinois.gov
If you have questions about child care-related responses to COVID-19, email: GOV.OECD@illinois.gov or visit https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/Pages/COVID-19.aspx