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We have received notification from the Illinois State Board of Education of an email that was sent to providers on 2/26/24 asking them to confirm license information. This email should be considered a scam attempt to phish personal information from CACFP Day Care Home Providers. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON ANY OF THE LINKS OR RESPOND. ISBE has confirmed that this email was not sent by them.
The Calendars Are Back!
ICCB monitors will be distributing free 2024 record-keeping calendars to our providers during FY24 October-January reviews. This 56-page National Parks nutrition calendar contains a five-hour training module, monthly snacks and recipes, crafts and physical activities, nutrition notes, CACFP Best Practices, motivational moments, parent newsletters, and curricula. Many of you have been asking for these calendars—we’re happy to bring them back!
It is important to keep us informed if you will be closed or taking your children on field trips. If our Program Advisors come to your daycare and find no one home, you will be issued a Corrective Action. If you are closed for any reason, please contact us by phone, fax, email firstname.lastname@example.org or through KidKare.
As a convenience to our providers, ICCB marks “School Out” for all children Memorial Day through Labor Day. If your school district varies from this schedule, you will need to note that in your calendar.
CACFP Regulations stipulate that each provider must be reviewed three times
during each fiscal year, typically once each trimester: Oct 1-Jan 31;
Feb 1-May 31; and June 1-Sept 30. Two reviews are unannounced and one is
In addition to our Program Advisors, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Monitors are required to conduct reviews. It is important that providers respond promptly to review requests to avoid a corrective action.
ISBE Monitors are: Abby Beckman, John Burton, Judy Foster, Andrea Gregory, Paul Hansen, Harley Hepner, Yvonne Jablonski, Bushra Khalaf, Latricia London, Carol Montague, Kim Nesler, Mary Newman, Kari Perkins, Tess Smith and Matthew Whitaker.
New Reimbursement Rates
The USDA has issued the following CACFP reimbursement rates for day care home providers effective July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024:
Breakfast Lunch/Supper Snack
Tier I $1.65 $3.12 $0.93
Tier II $0.59 $1.88 $0.25
Tier II Day care home providers can qualify for Tier 1 rates based on residential school boundaries, census data, or household income. If you feel you meet the income eligibility requirements for Tier I rates, fill out the Household Eligibility Application and submit it to our office.
A day care home provider may be reimbursed for no more than two
meals and one snack or two snacks and one meal per child per day.
Need assistance? Please contact us by phone at (773) 444-0115 or
ICCB provides FREE training opportunities for its providers. Providers under the sponsorship of the Illinois Child Care Bureau review the material online, then take a quiz which will result in their receipt of an email stating the amount of training time received, date and time stamped.
Are you interested in seeing what ICCB has to offer professional day care home providers? Go to Sample Training and Quiz to see a sample training packet and take a quiz.
KidKare is the online claiming method for day care home providers to access Child and Adult Care Food Program funds. KidKare is free, user-friendly, works on a Mac/PC/smartphone/iPad/tablet – anything with an internet connection. You can use most major browsers too.
Need your login and password? Call the ICCB office at (773)444-0115 or send an email to email@example.com.