If you are closed for any reason, please contact us by phone, fax, email email@example.com or through KidKare.
Please mark “No School” when school-age children are in your care because of school closure, children are sick, or any other reason they are not in school.
In response to the Covid-19 public health emergency, the Illinois State Board of Education has released the following guidelines for provider reviews in 2022-2023:
When the Covid-19 levels remain low in your area, our Program
Advisors are required to conduct in-person reviews. When levels
are medium/high, our PA’s will conduct reviews by phone or Zoom.
We are closely monitoring information from the Illinois Department of Public Health each week to ensure that our providers and our staff stay safe.
Thank you for your patience with this process!
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, 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: John Burton, Judy Foster, Andrea Gregory, Paul Hansen, Harley Hepner, Abby Beckman, Latricia London, Carol Montague, Kim Nesler, Mary Newman, Kari Perkins, Jason Prager, Tess Smith and Matthew Whitaker.
New Reimbursement Rates
As of July 1, 2022, the USDA has authorized new reimbursement rates for day care home providers. In addition, all providers are eligible for Tier 1 rates until June 30, 2023 as follows:
Lunch / Supper $3.04
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.
To learn how to use it, please read How to Use KidKare Guide — or view some short training videos at KidKare.com.
Need your login and password? Call the ICCB office at (773)444-0115 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.