IllinoisAnnualChildCareReportFY2018 (pdf)

Bureau of Child Care and Development 217/785-2559

Vision for Child Care and Early Education in Illinois

Illinois families will have multiple options for affordable quality child care and early education. All children starting at birth will be offered opportunities to grow, learn and be cared for in safe, nurturing, culturally and developmentally appropriate settings.

Introduction

As required by State Statute 20 ILCS 505/5.15, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) submits an annual report to the Governor and Illinois General Assembly about the status of its child care program. The program is administered by the IDHS Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and this report includes information on the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) as well as the Quality Improvement Programs within CCAP. The 2018 Illinois Child Care Report includes information for the Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018), FY17 and FY16. The data in this report are from: a) the Child Care Management System (CCMS), b) the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies' (INCCRRA) aggregate database of the local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) parent customers, child care providers, and professional development activities; and c) the Gateways to Opportunity Registry. IDHS thanks the thousands of center-based staff, family child care providers and CCR&R staff for their support in the care and education of Illinois children. The Illinois Department of Children & Family Services is the agency responsible for licensing child care providers.

The following chart shows the Child Care Expenditures for FY18, FY17 and FY16

FY18 FY17 FY16
State GRF $357,303,737 41% $322,502,071 36% $328,140,123 35%
TANF $319,452,925 36% $384,724,885 43% $407,446,319 44%
CCDF $199,196,621 23% $196,778,095 22% $197,883,971 21%
Total $875,953,283 100% $904,005,051 100% $933,470,413 100%

Expenditures FY18

Quality Expenditures

FY18 $15,306,660
FY17 $11,788,268
FY16 $9,087,169

Federal Priorities

The IDHS Office of Early Childhood sets policy and develops programs consistent with the federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Child Care's philosophy and vision. ACF's overall goal is "healthy, happy and successful children." Its philosophy includes a focus on the continuum of high quality care for children from birth to age 13; and partnerships across child care, education, Head Start and health for a broader delivery system that expands family choices.

In November 2014, Congress reauthorized the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). This was an historic re-envisioning of child care. The four major topic areas of the law are:

  • Protect the health and safety of children in child care.
  • Help parents make informed consumer choices and access information to support child development.
  • Provide equal access to stable, high quality child care for low-income children.
  • Enhance the quality of child care and the early childhood workforce.

During FY18, the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program continued to address the provisions of the CCDBG Act of 2014, while administering the CCAP program under the previous federal priorities.

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

IDHS works with local Illinois communities to provide low-income families with access to affordable, quality child care. The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) serves children from birth to 12 years of age and 13 and older but below 19 if is physically and/or mentally incapable of self-care or under court supervision. The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) has two primary goals:

  • To support qualifying low-income families by providing child care subsidies. This allows parents to maintain employment or educational activities, thereby decreasing dependence on public assistance; and
  • To allow families access to multiple options for affordable, quality child care, early education, and after school programs that offer children the opportunity to grow, learn and be cared for in safe, nurturing settings that are culturally and developmentally appropriate.

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Services

  • Engage families with consumer education on child care options and quality as well as information about child care financial assistance (CCAP subsidy).
  • Engage child care providers to identify the availability of child care.
  • Provide families seeking a child care provider a list of referrals that meet the families' needs.
  • Provide training and technical assistance for child care providers.
  • Promote and assist child care providers to meet higher quality.
  • Referral to CCAP, other IDHS programs, and community services.

Site Administered Child Care

  • The portion of the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program managed by licensed child care providers and/or home networks who have a contract with the Department.
  • These providers determine eligibility and bill IDHS directly for child care services that they provide to a contracted number of children enrolled in the Child Care Assistance Program.

CCAP Enrollment

FY18 FY17 FY16
Children Served 206,842 211,393 225,500
Families Served 115,521 118,649 127,419
Monthly Average of children 127,556 131,310 127,708
Monthly Average of families 72,345 74,526 73,755

Profile of Children Participating in CCAP

  • 74% are in licensed care in FY 18, compared to 69.6% in FY17 and 68.1% in FY16
  • 16% are in the care of relatives
  • 10% are in the care of license-exempt centers, non-relative in child's home and provider's home

Number of Children by Age Participating in CCAP in March

FY18 FY17 FY16
Child's Age Enrolled in CCAP % Enrolled in CCAP % Enrolled in CCAP %
0-14 Months 8,745 7% 9,942 7% 9,453 7%
15-23 Months 9,756 8% 10,777 8% 11,172 8%
2 Years 13,592 11% 15,085 11% 15,436 11%
3-4 Years 26,275 22% 29,475 22% 31,369 22%
5 Years 12,717 11% 12,717 9% 13,780 10%
6-12 Years 47,849 40% 55,739 41% 60,238 42%
13 Years + 547 0.46% 701 0.52% 729 0.51%
Total 119,481 100% 134,436 100% 142,177 100%

Profile of families participating in the CCAP in March 2018

  • 97.1% of families received subsidies because of employment.
  • 3.5% of families had TANF as a source of income.

Profile of families participating in the CCAP in March 2017

  • 94.8% of families received subsidies because of employment.
  • 4.3% of families had TANF as a source of income.

Profile of families participating in the CCAP in March 2016

  • 92.8% of families received subsidies because of employment.
  • 5.5% of families listed TANF as a source of income.

Annual Income Guidelines by Family Size

A family is considered income eligible when the combined gross monthly base income (earned and unearned) of all family members is at or below the amounts listed below for the corresponding family size. In two-parent families both incomes must be combined to determine eligibility. Two-parent families include those with 2 or more adults living in the home, such as the applicant and his or her spouse or parents of a common child in the home.

Income for a new application must be at 185% or below of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for the family to be income eligible for CCAP.

Family income must be at or below 200% FPL for a family to receive another 12-month eligibility period at redetermination.

Existing cases being redetermined will be eligible for a 3-month Graduated Phase-out period with family income above 200% FPL and below 85% State Median Income (SMI).

The family is no longer eligible for CCAP any time income exceeds 85% SMI.

Annual Income Guidelines

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Number of CCAP families by Monthly Co-Payment Amount (FY18)

Parents who have been approved for child care benefits are required to help pay for the cost of their child care. If the co-payment is more than the total charges, the parent pays the lesser amount to the provider and no payment is made by the state. The amount of the parent co-payment is based on gross monthly income and family size. Parent co-payments will be reduced by half during the months of September through May when all of the children in care are school age (age 5 or older as of the month of September of each school year) and are approved for less than five hours of care.

Number of CCAP Families

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Types of Child Care Settings

Child Care Centers & Programs - Provide care for groups of children outside of a residential setting. Children are usually grouped by age. Types of centers include: child care, Early Head Start/Head Start, State pre-kindergarten, preschools, school age programs, and summer programs.

  • Licensed Child Care Centers - must meet Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) standards for health and safety including child to staff ratios and required space per child.
  • Licensed-Exempt Child Care Centers - are also recognized by Illinois, such as those serving children three years of age and older and operated by public or private elementary or secondary schools, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education of other accredited schools registered with the Illinois State Board of Education. Since these settings are not licensed by IDCFS, they are not held to standards for staff to child ratios or maximum group size set by IDCFS.

Family Child Care - Child care is offered in a homelike setting.

  • Licensed Family Child Care - may care up to eight children (including their own), or up to 12 children with an assistant.
  • License-Exempt Family Child Care - (such as Family, Friend and Neighbor) may care for three or fewer children (including their own), or children from one family. This care can be offered in the caregiver's home or in the child's home.

Profile of Child Care Providers Participating in CCAP in FY18

  • 72% of the license-exempt family child care providers cared for relative children.
  • 77% of all CCAP providers were license exempt.

CCR&R Services for Child Care Providers Participating in CCAP

  • Administration of parent applications.
  • Determination of provider eligibility for CCAP.
  • Processing of Monthly Child Care Certificates.
  • Technical assistance to providers regarding CCAP.
  • Provide CCAP required health, safety and child development training.

Number of Providers Receiving CCAP Payments

Licensed Providers FY18 FY17 FY16
Child Care Centers 2,485 2,626 2,690
Family Child Care Homes 4,755 5,037 5,520
Group Child Care Homes 423 513 453
Total 7,663 8,176 8,663
License Exempt Providers
LE Centers 690 642 672
Family Child Care Homes
Non-relative in provider's home 4,457 5,201 5,700
Relative in provider's home 10,521 12,217 14,573
Non-relative in child's home 2,727 3,318 4,094
Relative in child's home 6,655 7,976 9,575
Total 5,050 29,354 34,614
Total all providers 32,713 37,530 43,277

Child Care Supply

The CCR&Rs support child care providers by referring families to their child care programs. The referral services are available at no cost to licensed centers, family child care homes, group child care homes listed in the provider database as well as to license-exempt centers and homes that choose to be included in the provider database. The provider database information is shown in the next table.

Statewide Child Care Database

FY18 FY17 FY16
# of Providers Child Capacity # of Providers Child Capacity # of Providers Child Capacity
Licensed Family Homes 7,445 72,673 7,928 76,602 8,302 79,803
LE Family Homes 868 2,573 368 1,062 394 1,135
Total 8,313 75,246 8,296 77,664 8,696 80,938
Licensed Centers 3,146 253,026 3,175 252,140 3,219 251,761
LE Centers 2,383 167,519 2,415 168,518 2,419 166,876
Total 5,529 420,545 5,590 420,658 5,638 418,637

Child Care Demand

There are two dimensions of the "demand" for child care in any community.

  1. The number of children needing child care compared to the child care capacity available to meet the needs, and
  2. The unique requirements of families for their specific child's needs, such as the child's age, type of care desired, parent's work/school schedule, location, special needs of the child and cost.

Snapshot of Families Receiving Child Care Referrals in FY18

  • 11,435 families received child care referrals by phone*
  • 92% of families required care due to employment

*With the ExceleRate site for the provider search (online referrals), parents no longer have to register for an account in order to search, therefore families served online is no longer tracked.

Snapshot of Families Receiving Child Care Referrals in FY17

  • 15,737 families received child care referrals by phone or online
  • 91% of families required care due to employment

Snapshot of Families Receiving Child Care Referrals in FY16

  • 20,908 families received child care referrals by phone or online
  • 92% of families required care due to employment

Schedules Requested for Children and Offered by Providers in FY18

Requested for

Children

Offered by Family

Child Care Homes

Offered by Child

Care Centers

Offered by

Providers Total

Schedule
Standard Hours* 11,267 7,049 3,056 10,105
Evening 1,843 3,729 184 3,913
Weekend 1,782 1,281 48 1,329
Overnight 700 2,642 65 2,707
Rotating 627 2,951 886 3,837
Tem/Emergency 133 3,480 890 4,370
Drop In 141 3,281 915 4,196

*A standard schedule is full-time care offered during traditional day time work hours.

Number of Children for Whom Child Care was requested by Age

FY18

Requests

FY17

Requests

FY16

Requests

Child's Age
Birth to 2 years 4,552 34% 5,573 34% 6,305 33%
2-year old 1,803 13% 2,148 13% 2,494 13%
3-4 year old 2,784 21% 3,365 21% 4,159 22%
5-year old 882 7% 1,058 7% 1,232 7%
School Age 3,380 25% 4,122 25% 4,655 25%
Total 13,401 100% 16,266 100% 18,845 100%

Child Care Request by Type of Care

FY18

Requests

FY17

Requests

FY16

Requests

Type of Care
Child Care Center 15,417 59% 17,516 57% 23,930 63%
Family Homes 10,553 40% 13,094 42% 13,847 37%
In-Home Care 164 1% 204 1% 65 0%
Total 26,134 100% 30,814 100% 37,842 100%

Data Context

Much of the Child Care Demand data are from the parent customer and child care databases compiled by the local CCR&Rs. Therefore, the data presented does not include all families and children requiring child care services in Illinois. Most families do not receive child care assistance and many families find child care services through friends, families, advertisements and other means. Additionally, many license-exempt child care programs are not listed in the provider database. Because of these factors, it is important to note that this report is only one means of examining the larger child care supply and demand picture in Illinois.

Quality Improvement Programs

During FY18, the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) required at least seven percent of federal funds be allocated for the improvement of child care quality, plus an additional three percent for quality for infants and toddlers. These funds were used to support the IDHS Office of Early Childhood Quality Improvement Initiatives. The program's overall goal is to increase the quality of child care available to all Illinois families in all child care settings. This goal is addressed with a multi-faceted, systematic approach that works to meet the individual needs of children, families, child care providers and communities. In FY18, IDHS contracted with 16 local CCR&R agencies, the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) and four quality discretionary grantees to implement the quality services described on the following pages.

Pathways to Excellence for Child Care Programs

Building Quality Recognition and Improvement Systems

One of the significant ways states can assist child care providers with quality improvement is to develop a Quality Recognition and Improvement System. In order to assist Illinois child care programs in providing quality care for children and their families, IDHS has administered the Quality Counts Quality Rating System (QC-QRS) since 2007 which successfully transitioned licensed providers to ExceleRate IllinoisTM (ExceleRate), the quality recognition and improvement system (QRIS).

Illinois is one of only a handful of states that has implemented a quality improvement program for License-Exempt Family Child Care providers (LEFCC). LEFCC providers have the opportunity to participate by completing Training Tiers consisting of 16, 3-hour modules. The Training Tiers are described below:

Statewide Child Care Database

FY18 FY17 FY16

LE Family

Homes

Children

enrolled

LE Family

Homes

Children

enrolled

LE Family

Homes

Children

enrolled

Tier 1 555 1,091 320 597 321 596
Tier 2 176 361 133 271 129 261
Tier 3 721 1,621 269 581 239 527
non-CAAP 721 563 540
Total 1,452 3,794 722 2,012 689 1,924
*Enrollment/CCAP numbers reported at time of initial application

*The increase in License Exempt Family Homes completing the ECE Level I credential in FY18 was caused by the child development, health and safety training requirements.

  • Training Tier 1 modules are: Overview of Child Development; Health Issues in Group Care; Nutrition Issues in Group Care; and Safety Issues in Group Care.
  • Training Tier 2 modules are: Observation and Guidance; Learning Happens in Relationships; Family & Community Relationships; and Personal & Professional Development.
  • Training Tier 3 modules are: Child Growth and Development for Birth to 8 Months; Child Growth and Development for 8 - 18 Months; Child Growth and Development for 18 - 36 Months; Preschool Child - Social/Emotional Development; Preschool Child - Physical Development; Preschool Child - Language Development; Preschool Child - Cognitive Development; and School Age Development.
  • The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Credential Level 1 is achieved upon completion of all three tiers.

ExceleRate

ExceleRate IllinoisTM Circles of Quality for Licensed Child Care Providers in FY18

Illinois has fully implemented the comprehensive, cross-sector quality recognition and improvement system, ExceleRate IllinoisTM, which has been designed to make continuous quality improvement an everyday priority among early learning providers, including licensed child care centers and licensed family child care homes; Head Start and State Preschool for All (PFA) programs. The system establishes standards to help infants, toddlers and preschool age children intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally. It recognizes early learning providers for their ongoing efforts to improve the quality of their care by awarding the following Circle of Quality designations:

  • Licensed Circle of Quality: is the foundation circle of quality and recognizes compliance with the licensing standards of the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Bronze Circle of Quality: a program have completed ExceleRate trainings, and have met qualifications.
  • Silver Circle of Quality: a program that meets, or goes beyond, quality standards in three areas: learning environment and teaching quality; administrative standards; and training and education.
  • Gold Circle of Quality: a program that meets, or goes beyond, the highest quality standards in the three areas listed for the Silver Circle.

ExceleRate Circles of Quality

The following table shows data for licensed centers and licensed homes, number of CCAP children enrolled and the Circles of Quality.

FY18 FY17 FY16
Centers Children enrolled Homes Children enrolled Centers Children enrolled Homes Children enrolled Centers Children enrolled Homes Children enrolled
Bronze 128 3,141 169 940 129 3,534 160 921 90 3,104 91 484
Silver 376 10,645 183 1,647 375 11,622 199 1,893 329 14,117 263 1,962
Gold 466 19,466 22 174 475 19,518 34 258 432 19,639 20 91
Total 970 33,252 374 2,761 979 34,674 393 3,072 851 36,860 374 2,537
non-CCAP 47,250 1,316 48,706 4,443 39,678 1,573
Total 970 80,502 374 4,077 979 83,380 393 7,515 851 76,538 374 4,110

Pathways to Excellence for Child Care Providers

Building Strong Professional Development and Supportive Workforce Initiatives

Responsive, well-qualified practitioners are one of the most important factors in child care settings. IDHS provides professional development opportunities to child care providers. These services are available to child care providers listed on the statewide database, including licensed and license-exempt practitioners. The following pages give some data on these programs for FY18.

The Illinois Trainers Network (ITN) provides training to individual trainers and facilitators as well as child care providers, on topics such as ECE Credential Level 1, developmentally appropriate practices, Program Infant Toddler Care series (PITC), School Age and Youth Development Level 1, Early Childhood Developmental Screening, and others. Child care providers can access these trainings through their local CCR&Rs.

Training Activity

ExceleRate IllinoisTM Training

FY18 FY17 FY16
Number of approved topics offered 17 17 17
Total # of times approved topics were offered 197 429 532
Total # of training session held* 183 502 628
Number of participants 2,660 7,261 9,811
Number of training hours achieved 10,798 28,535 37,532

*Some of the ExceleRate Illinois-approved topics are multi-session trainings

Illinois Trainers Network (ITN) Training

FY18 FY17 FY16
Number of ITN curricula offered 5 5 4
Total # of times ITN curricula were offered 1,648 931 501
Total # of training sessions held* 1,482 738 563
Number of participants 23,222 11,794 6,245
Number of training hours achieved 75,508 37,972 21,221

*Some of the ITN curricula are multi-session trainings

CCR&R Training Offered

FY18 FY17 FY16
Number of training sessions held 1,275 1,122 1,253
Number of training participants 16,083 15,735 18,504
Number of training hours achieved 48,967 42,006 49,099

Online Training

FY18 FY17 FY16
Number of online training topics offered 74 83 47
Number of online training participants 337,370 213,261 77,228
Number of online training hours achieved* 674,150 436,432 164,526

*Some of the ITN curricula are multi-session trainings

Gateways to Opportunity Professional Development System

The Gateways to Opportunity Professional Development System provides supports for professionals working with children, youth and families. These supports include Credentials; the Gateways Scholarship Program; the Great START Wage Supplement program; Professional Development Advisors; and the Gateways to Opportunity Registry.

Great START (Strategy to Attract and Retain Teachers)

Great START is a wage supplement program available to the lowest wage earners employed by licensed child care centers and family child care homes; it recognizes those who have achieved an educational level higher than the one required by DCFS Licensing Standards, and recipients must remain employed by the same program. Participants renew their eligibility every six months.

FY18 FY17 FY16
New Recipients 599 662 667
Renewing Recipients 2,722 3,015 2,932
Total 3,321 3,677 3,609

Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship Program

The Gateways Scholarship Program is available to individuals employed by licensed child care centers and family child care homes. The scholarship enables practitioners to earn degrees, certificates or credentials in early care and education and school age child care.

FY18 FY17 FY16
Family Child Care Practitioners 88 113 118
Child Care Center Staff 470 642 575
Credits Taken 4,894 5,768 5,926
Degrees Completed 38 5 27

Gateways to Opportunity Registry

The Gateways to Opportunity Registry (Registry), administered by INCCRRA, is a resource and a tool to drive the quality and accountability of the professional development that is available to early learning, school-age and youth practitioners. It is also used to track the CCAP provider training completion. Anyone who works with or on behalf of children, youth and families in Illinois can become a member of the Gateways Registry. As of June 30, 2018, the Registry membership was 80,549, an increase of 15,896 members over FY17. The Registry membership includes Day Care Centers, Family Day Care Homes, and Group Day Care Homes (required by IDCFS Licensing Standards) as well as practitioners working for child care programs seeking ExceleRate's Bronze, Silver, or Gold Circles of Quality (required by ExceleRate).

Type of Program and Position (Where Registry Members are Working)

Based on employment data for the 80,549 current Registry members:

  • 4% work in Indirect Service, such as child care resource and referral, and higher education.
  • 96% work in Direct Services
    • 69% work in Licensed Child Care Centers.
    • 15% work in Family/Group Child Care Homes.
    • 16% work in License-exempt child care settings.

Gateways to Opportunity Credentials

The Gateways Credentials validate an individual's educational attainment and professional experience. The credentials are recognized by the State of Illinois in the IDCFS Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers and in the IDHS Great START program. ExceleRate IllinoisTM has credential requirements for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Circles of Quality. A variety of credentials are available for practitioners who work with, or on behalf of, children, youth and families.

The first Illinois Director Credentials (IDC) was awarded in FY2000. Since then, additional Gateways Credentials have been developed and are awarded on a continual basis. The IDC is appropriate for directors and program coordinators of early childhood and school-age child care settings. It is awarded at three (3) levels: Associate, Bachelor, and Graduate. The credential has requirements in: General Education; Education specific to Early Childhood Education/Child Development; Education specific to Management and Administration; and Work Experience and Professional Contributions to the field.

The Gateway ECE Credential is appropriate for professionals working in early childhood settings. It is awarded at six (6) levels ranging from Level 1 (an entry level credential earned by completing a 48 clock-hour training covering many topics related to leading programs for this age group, birth to 8 years of age, including but not limited to human development) to Level 6, which is the Graduate Level Credential. ECE Credential Levels 2-6 have requirements in General Education, Early Childhood Education, Work/Practicum Experience and Professional Contributions to the field.

The Gateways Infant Toddler Credential (ITC) is a specialization for the ECE Credential and is appropriate for professionals working with children younger than three years of age. It is awarded

at five levels from Level 1 (12 ECE credits and 3 Infant Toddler credits) to Level 6 (Graduate Degree). Levels 2-6 have requirements in General Education, Early Childhood Education specific to Infants/Toddlers, Work/Practicum Experience specific to Infants/Toddlers, and Professional Contributions specific to Infants/Toddlers.

The Gateways School-Age/Youth Development (SAYD) Credential Level 1 (implemented in FY15) is an entry level/48 clock-hour training covering many topics related to leading programs for this age group (8 - 18 years of age), including but not limited to human development; health and safety; program development; community relations; communication with parents, and others. SAYD Credential Levels 2-5 (implemented in FY16) have requirements in General Education, Early Childhood Education, Work/Practicum Experience and Professional Contributions for the field.

The Gateways Family Child Care Credential (FCC) is for professionals working as a family child care provider with children ages birth through 12 years. It is awarded at four levels from Level 2 (6 credits in ECE/SA plus 3 credits in FCC) to Level 5 (Baccalaureate Degree). Levels 2-5 have requirements in General Education, Early Childhood Education, Family Child Care (FCC), Work/Practicum Experience and Professional Contribution specific to ECE and FCC. This credential was first awarded in FY16.

The Gateways Family Specialist Credential (FSC) is for direct service professionals who work with families using a strength-based model to promote optimal child care family outcomes. It is awarded at four levels from Level 2 (6 credits if FSC content) to level 5 (Baccalaureate Degree). Level 2-5 have requirements in General Education, Education specific to Family Specialists, Work/Practicum Experience and Professional Contribution specific to FSC. This credential was first awarded in FY16.

The Gateways Technical Assistance Credential (TA) is designed for professionals working in a variety of roles that relate to relationship-based professional development, such as technical assistance providers, coaches, mentors, and professional development advisors. It is awarded at three (3) levels: Associate, Bachelor, and Graduate. This credential has requirements in: General Education; Education specific to Early Childhood/ School Age (EC/SA), and EC/SA coaching, mentoring or technical assistance, Work Experience specific to Early Childhood/School Age (EC/SA), EC/SA coaching or technical assistance, and Professional Contributions to the field. This credential was first awarded in FY16.

Credential First Awarded In FY16 FY17 FY18 Total Awarded*
ECE Credential - Level 1 FY06 2,720 7,062 16,874 31,393
ECE Credential - Levels 2-6 FY08 3,279 2,539 1,840 11,838
Infant Toddler Credential FY09 1,254 1,097 774 5,000
Illinois Director Credential FY00 582 494 493 2,762
SAYD Credential - Level 1 FY11 60 62 108 441
School-Age Credential-Levels 2-6 FY16 78 183 51 324
Youth Development Credential FY16 37 ** ** 49
Family Child Care Credential FY16 113 141 83 345
Family Specialist Credential FY16 107 127 123 377
Technical Assistance Credential 12 50 11 73
Total 8,242 11,755 20,357 52,602

**Includes credentials awarded prior to FY14

**From FY17 instead of having separate School-Age Credential and Youth Development Credential, they were combined as one "School-Age and Youth Development Credential".

For more detailed information about any of the programs contained in this report, visit:

www.dhs.state.il.us

www.ilgateways.com

www.excelerateillinois.com

www.inccrra.org

This publication is created to comply with State Statute 20 ILCS 505/5.15