Rate Increase for Child Care Providers

1/8/2020

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IMPORTANT PROVIDER NOTICE:

RATE INCREASE FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

Please read this notice carefully. It contains important updates and instructions about provider payments.

Effective January 1, 2020, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is increasing the maximum child care payment rates for providers. The new child care rates are listed beginning on the back side of this page.

When you agree to provide child care services for families enrolled in the Child Care Assistance Program

(CCAP), you may charge the State of Illinois up to the maximum rates allowed by the state. However, you cannot charge the State of Illinois a rate that is higher than you charge 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. If you charge the general public a rate higher than the maximum rate, the Department hopes you would accept the state maximum rate as payment in full when serving CCAP enrolled families. It is a hardship for CCAP enrolled families to make up any difference in charges.

If the rate you charge the general public for similar services is less than the maximum state rate, you must complete the following steps to avoid an overpayment:

  • 1. Complete the enclosed Child Care Rate Certification Form and return it your CCR&R agency as soon as possible; and,
  • 2. Carefully review your monthly Child Care Certificate(s), making changes to the listed rates wherever necessary to reflect the rates on your Child Care Rate Certification Form.

If you have any questions about this notice, contact your Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency. A chart listing the counties served by each CCR&R and their address is on the back of the Child Care Rate Certification Form.

Payment Rates for Child Care Providers - Effective January 1, 2020

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.

LICENSED DAY CARE CENTER (760) 

GROUP 1A COUNTIES:

Cook, Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry

Ages Under Age 2 Age 2 Age 3 and Older
Full-Day $50.89 $42.98 $35.82
Part-Day $25.45 $21.49 $17.91

GROUP 1B COUNTIES:

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

Ages Under Age 2 Age 2 Age 3 and Older
Full-Day $50.89  $40.20 $30.16 
Part-Day $25.45 $20.11 $15.08

GROUP 2 COUNTIES:  

All other counties not listed above  

Ages Under Age 2 Age 2 Age 3 and Older
Full-Day $42.21  $35.83 $29.93
Part-Day $21.11 $17.92 $14.96

LICENSED-EXEMPT DAY CARE CENTER (761) 

GROUP 1A COUNTIES:

Cook, Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry

Ages Under Age 2 Age 2 Age 3 and Older
Full-Day $44.34 $37.44 $31.20
Part-Day $22.17 $18.72 $15.60

GROUP 1B COUNTIES:

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

Ages Under Age 2 Age 2 Age 3 and Older
Full-Day $44.34  $35.03 $26.27
Part-Day $22.18 $17.51 $13.14

GROUP 2 COUNTIES:  

All other counties not listed above  

Ages Under Age 2 Age 2 Age 3 and Older
Full-Day $36.76  $31.23 $26.06
Part-Day $18.38 $15.61 $13.03

Payment Rates for Child Care Providers - Effective January 1, 2020

LICENSED DAY CARE HOMEor LICENSED GROUP DAY CARE HOME (762-763)

GROUP 1A COUNTIES:

Cook, Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry

Ages Under Age 2 Age 2 Age 3 and Older
Full-Day $38.64 $36.00 $32.75
Part-Day $19.32 $18.01 $16.38

GROUP 1B COUNTIES:

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

Ages Under Age 2 Age 2 Age 3 and Older
Full-Day $34.56 $32.12 $29.48
Part-Day $17.28 $16.07 $14.74

GROUP 2 COUNTIES:  

All other counties not listed above  

Ages Under Age 2 Age 2 Age 3 and Older
Full-Day $32.17  $29.83 $27.32
Part-Day $16.10 $14.92 $13.66

LICENSE-EXEMPT DAY CARE HOME, NON-RELATIVE IN CHILD'S HOME, or RELATIVE (764, 765, 766, or 767)

ALL COUNTIES:

Ages All Children
Full-Day $17.76
Part-Day $8.88