06.05.01 Payment Rates Effective - 7/1/ 2021

Payment Rates for Child Care Providers - Effective July 1, 2021

The rates listed below are the maximum rates that the Department will pay per day, listed in order by provider type.

  • For care provided less than 5 hours per day, use the part-day rate.
  • For care provided from 5 through 12 hours per day, use the full-day rate.
  • For care provided more than 12 hours but less than 17 hours in a day, use the full -day rate for the first 12 hours and the part-day rate for the remainder.
  • For care provided from 17 through 24 hours in a day, use the full-day rate for the first 12 hours and the full-day rate for the remainder.

Group 1A Counties

Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake & McHenry

Under Age 2
Full Day/Part Day
Age 2
Full Day/Part Day
Age 3 and Older
Full Day/Part Day/
School Age Day
Licensed Day Care Center (760) $56.00/$28.00 $45.00/$22.50 $38.00/$19.00
License-Exempt Day Care Center (761) $33.00/16.50
Licensed Day Care Home or Licensed Group Day Care Home (762, 763) $41.39 $20.70 $38.57 $19.29 $35.08 $17.54

Group 1B Counties

Boone, Champaign, Kankakee, Madison, McLean, Monroe, Ogle, Peoria, Rock Island, Sangamon, St. Clair, Tazewell, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago & Woodford

Under Age 2
Full Day/Part Day
Age 2
Full Day/Part Day
Age 3 and Older
Full Day/Part Day/
School Age Day
Licensed Day Care Center (760) $54.00/$27.00 $42.00/$21.00 $35.00/$17.50
License-Exempt Day Care Center (761) $28.00/$14.00
Licensed Day Care Home or Licensed Group Day Care Home (762, 763) $37.02 $18.51 $34.41 $17.21 $31.58 $15.79

Group 2 Counties

Includes all other counties not listed above

Under Age 2
Full Day/Part Day
Age 2
Full Day/Part Day
Age 3 and Older
Full Day/Part Day/
School Age Day
Licensed Day Care Center (760) $48.00/$24.00 $38.00/$19.00 $32.00/$16.00
License-Exempt Day Care Center (761) $27.00/$13.50
Licensed Day Care Home or Licensed Group Day Care Home (762, 763) $34.46 $17.23 $31.96 $15.98 $29.27 $14.64

Payment Rates for Non-Licensed Care

All Counties

All Children
Full Day/Part Day
License-Exempt Day Care Home and Relative and Non-Relative Care in the Child's Home (764, 765, 766, 767) $19.02 $9.51

Providers cannot charge the State of Illinois rates that exceed the maximum allowed by the State and rates that are higher than those charged by the provider to the general public for similar services. This includes discounts such as multiple child discounts, staff discounts, full-week discounts, pre-pay discounts, and sliding fee scales.