About ICCB

Our Mission

Illinois Child Care Bureau (ICCB) is a non-profit sponsor organization of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), under the supervision of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Our mission is to educate day care home providers in the State of Illinois about the CACFP and assist them in accessing reimbursements for healthy meals served to children in their care.  We provide oversight of the program through administration and monitoring of state and federal regulations in the day care homes.  ICCB ensures that funds disbursed through the program are allowable, managed in accordance with best accounting practices, and in compliance with criteria established by the governing agencies.

Our vision is to support providers so that all children can receive nutritious meals in the home day care setting.

From the Executive Director

Congratulations on becoming a day care home provider!  Millions of Americans rely on businesses like yours every day.  It’s an important job that reaps huge benefits for parents as well as children who learn social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills in a nurturing environment.

These past few years have been especially difficult for day care home providers due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here at the Illinois Child Care Bureau, we recognize the challenges that many providers continue to face due to factors involving increased health and safety concerns. We understand that it is vital that you have access to any financial assistance that is available to you.

The Illinois Child Care Bureau is a non-profit sponsor organization of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, working under the direction of the Illinois State Board of Education. The purpose of this program is to provide partial reimbursement to licensed day care home providers and license-exempt providers for feeding nutritious meals and snacks to children. Our job is to help you receive the highest allowable monthly claim.

We have been serving Illinois businesses like yours for over 30 years, with a strong reputation for friendly, knowledgeable service. Illinois Child Care Bureau staff have vast experience with the program rules and regulations and are happy to assist you. It is our job to walk you through the process so that all your questions and concerns are addressed.

In order for your day care home to receive this monthly subsidy from the federally funded Child and Adult Care Food Program, you must select a sponsor organization. We hope that you will choose us. Our mission is to support you.

With best wishes for your success,

Terri Clemens
Executive Director