ERIC Number: ED462187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Guidebook to Collaborating with the Illinois Child Care Subsidy System.
Illinois State Dept. of Human Services, East St. Louis. Head Start State Collaboration Office.
This guide provides information on using the Illinois Child Care Subsidy System in order to assist Illinois early childhood education and care programs in collaborating with other agencies and programs to plan and provide quality, consistent early care and education services for low-income families and their children. The guide also discusses traditional and new approaches to collaboration, delineates benefits of collaborating with other programs and agencies, and provides information on working together and financing the partnership. The bulk of the guide details information on using the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) subsidized child care program, a program combining state and federal dollars with parent fees to provide low-income families access to quality, affordable child care through either site-administered contractors or child care certificates issued through local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&R). Details are provided regarding ways to collaborate with a site-administered contractor or a CCR&R, as are procedures for applying for subsidies and determining eligibility. A glossary provides definitions of terms related to collaboration. Seven appendices include a list of members of the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, sample application forms, a delineation of the IDHS child care payment rates, a parent co-payment calculation worksheet, the IDHS child care fee scale, the IDHS request for redetermination information form, and the IDHS change of information form. (KB)
Descriptors: Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Children, Cooperation, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Eligibility, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, State Programs
Illinois Head Start State Collaboration Office, 10 Collinsville Avenue, Suite 203, East St. Louis, IL 62201. Tel: 618-583-2083; Fax: 618-583-2091; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; e-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Human Services, East St. Louis. Head Start State Collaboration Office.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois