Effective Date: 01/01/00
Reference: 89 Ill. Adm. Code, Chapter IV, §50.210, §50.230
Cross Reference: 01.03.02 - Employment

Policy Statement:

Teen parents are eligible to receive child care services while they attend school to obtain a high school degree or its equivalent. Teen parent means parents through 19 years of age.


A parent under 20 years of age who is enrolled in high school or a GED program is eligible for child care assistance.

  1. Required Documentation
    1. High school schedule and/or verification of enrollment in GED program,
    2. Two most recent and consecutive pay stubs, if employed. Please refer to 01.03.02 for those applicants who have not been employed long enough to have received two pay stubs.
  2. If eligible, approve care for the length of the program or grading period.
  3. Reasonable study and travel time, if requested by the parent, will be considered when determining the child care schedule. Do not approve care if the parent is studying at home.
  4. If the teen parent is temporarily suspended from school for 30 days or less, child care services received by the family may continue.
  5. If the teen parent is expelled from school, child care services received by the family may continue for a period not to exceed 30 days to enable the teen to enroll in another approved program.