Child Care Providers Opening in Phases 3 & 4 of Restore Illinois
While many child care homes and centers have been open and providing emergency care to the children of essential workers during the COVID-19 public health crisis under an emergency license obtained through DCFS, the majority of licensed child care programs have been closed during Phases 1 and 2 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Starting in Phase 3 and continuing through Phase 4, child care providers are encouraged to reopen subject to guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health to serve the many families who will be returning to work
The Child Care Resource and Referral System (CCR&R) collected information from emergency child care centers and homes during Phases 1 and 2 of Restore Illinois to connect essential workers with child care. The CCR&R system is now collecting information from programs (centers and homes) that are opening in Phases 3 & 4 of Restore Illinois to connect families that need care to local care that is available.
The CCR&R System is committed to supporting our child care providers through the phases of this public health emergency, and appreciate all that you are doing to support children, families and your communities.