Market Rate Survey of Licensed Child Care Programs in Illinois Fiscal Year 2021

Bureau of Quality Initiatives 217/785-2559

Contents

Executive Summary The Illinois Child Care Market

  • Percentile Coverage of IDHS Child Care Assistance
  • Licensed Child Care Centers
  • Licensed Family Child Care Homes
  • Licensed Family Child Care Group Homes
  • School-Age Children

Introduction

  • What is a Market Rate Survey?
  • The Illinois Child Care Market
  • The Illinois Market Rate Survey
  • Methods

Licensed Providers: Children 6 Weeks to 5 Years Old

  • Selection of the Market Rate Survey Sample
  • Licensed Child Care Centers
    • Full-Time Daily Licensed Child Care Center Rates
    • Additional Fees Charged
    • Availability of Care During Non-Standard Hours
  • Licensed Family Child Care Homes
    • Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Rates
    • Additional Fees Charged
    • Availability of Care During Non-Standard Hours
  • Licensed Family Child Care Group Homes
    • Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Group Home Rates
    • Additional Fees Charged
    • Availability of Care During Non-Standard Hours

Licensed Providers: School-Age Children .

  • Before and After School Programs
    • Full-Time Licensed Before and After School Rates
    • Additional Fees Charged
    • Availability of Care During Non-Standard Hours
  • Full-Time Summer Programs
    • Full-Time Daily Licensed Summer Rates
    • Additional Fees Charged
    • Availability of Care During Non-Standard Hours
  • Market Rates Compared To Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Rates
  • Appendix A: Illinois Child Care Resource & Referral Service Delivery Areas
  • Appendix B: CCAP Rate Charts
  • Appendix C: License-Exempt Child Care Rates
  • Appendix D: Technical Note

Prepared by:

Jordan Norton

Rachel Salrin

Corinne Lee

Joellyn Whitehead

For Illinois Department of Human Services

Executive Summary

In November 2014, the newly reauthorized Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 was signed into law. This was the first revision to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program since 1996. In order to receive CCDF funds, every state must conduct a market rate survey or use an alternative methodology to analyze whether child care subsidies adequately allow child care subsidy recipients equitable choice and access among child care providers. Each state is allowed to decide the design and method of the analysis. Though some states do create and conduct a survey, the market rate analysis in Illinois utilizes the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) administrative data. The administrative data is collected by local CCR&R agencies and maintained by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA). INCCRRA's provider database from December 31, 2020 was used for these analyses.

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) assistance rates are based upon the daily full-time price of child care for a given market. Inclusion in the market-rate analysis was limited to licensed providers accepting children on a full-time, part-time or both full-time and part-time basis, those currently providing care, those who provide year round or school year care, those who gave referral information, and those with valid child care rate data. The December 31, 2020 database contained records for 12,285 providers who were listed as both active and licensed to provide care. Of those, 5,382 (54.9%) of these providers met all of the criteria for inclusion in the market rate survey sample. Separate samples were drawn from the 5,382 providers for providers serving children 6 weeks to 5 years old, providers serving children 6 to 12 years old in before and after school programs, and providers serving children 6 to 12 years old in summer care programs. The sample of providers caring for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age included 4,606 providers: 1,333 licensed child care centers, 2,854 licensed family child care providers, and 419 licensed group family home providers. The sample of providers caring for children 6 to 12 years old in before and after school programs included 2,712 providers: 730 licensed center child care providers, 1,701 licensed family child care providers, and 282 licensed group family home providers. The sample of providers caring for children 6 to 12 years old in summer programs included 1,050 providers: 320 licensed child care center providers, 643 licensed family child care providers, and 87 licensed group family home providers.

The Illinois Child Care Market

If a state is to use a market rate analysis to set child care subsidy rates, then the market rate survey must reflect "market realities"; however, additional factors must be considered including fluctuation in prices by age, the categories of child care, and/or other within state geographical variations.

In the state of Illinois, child care subsidy (assistance) rates are based upon four factors:

  • Geographic Market: currently there are three geographically-defined subsidy tiers; Group IA, Group IB, and Group II.
  • Age of child: Infants and Toddlers (6 weeks-23 months), Twos (24-35 months), Preschool (36-71 months), and School-age (6-12 years).
  • Type of care: Child Care Centers, Family Home Care Providers, and Family Group Home Providers.
  • Licensing status: Licensed versus non-licensed.

Percentile Coverage of IDHS Child Care Assistance

In order to ensure that subsidy recipients have equal access to available child care the CCDF recommends that states provide subsidies at the 75th percentile of market rate. This means that within a local community and dependent on age and category of care rate variations, subsidy care recipients would be able to purchase 75 out of 100 available child care slots.

In the following tables each cell presents a different child care market as defined by license status, type of care setting, child age, and geographic region. The mean percentile across all counties within a reimbursement group is represented in each cell. The percentiles can range from 0.00, (the current IDHS child care assistance rate for the age group within a reimbursement group can buy no slots outright) to 100.00 (the current IDHS child care assistance rate is more than the price of any available child care slot in the market).

Based on these analyses, several generalizations can be made regarding the ability of the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program to cover child care prices within a given market. In most cases, assistance rates do not reach the 75th percentile as recommended by the CCDF. Assistance rates are more likely to reach 75th percentile coverage across age groups in Family Child Care and Family Child Care Group Homes. Families within the rural Group II region have greater access to available child care slots than those in Group IB, and those in Group IB have greater access than those in Group IA. Finally, assistance rates for school-age children in summer programs and school-age children in before and after school programs typically tend to exceed the 75th percentile.

Group IA consists of 7 urban counties. Families in these counties who are eligible receive the highest child care assistance rates in the state. Group IB is comprised of 16 counties that have at least one urban area. All other counties in Illinois, which are primarily rural, make up Group II and received the lowest rates of assistance.

Licensed Child Care Centers

For licensed child care centers, current IDHS child care assistance rates can purchase the following percentages of full-time slots:

Geographic (County) CCAP Reimbursement Group

Geographic (County) CCAP Reimbursement Group Group IA Group IB Group II
Child Age Category
Infants and Toddlers (6 wks-23 months) 52.6 65.7 97.1
Twos (24-35 months) 43.4 53.4 92.5
Preschool (36-71 months) 46.5 35.4 81.9

Licensed Family Child Care Homes

For licensed family child care providers, current IDHS child care assistance rates can purchase the following percentage of full-time slots:

Geographic (County) CCAP Reimbursement Group Group IA Group IB Group II
Child Age Category
Infants and Toddlers (6 wks-23 months) 76.1 87.6 95.4
Twos (24-35 months) 68.4 83.7 93.2
Preschool (36-71 months) 76.7 72.0 91.1

Licensed Family Child Care Group Homes

For licensed family child care group homes, current IDHS child care assistance rates can purchase the following percentage of full-time slots:

Geographic (County) CCAP Reimbursement Group Group IA Group IB Group II
Child Age Category
Infants and Toddlers (6 wks-23 months) 61.4 59.5 92.6
Twos (24-35 months) 50.1 50.0 86.3
Preschool (36-71 months) 55.7 49.9 73.1

School-Age Children

For licensed child care centers, current IDHS child care assistance rates can purchase the following percentages of slots for school-age children:

Geographic (County) CCAP Reimbursement Group Group IA Group IB Group II
Child Age Category
Before/After School 80.5 91.5 97.8
Summer Programs 37.2 64.7 85.8

For licensed family child care providers, current IDHS child care assistance rates can purchase the following percentages of slots for school-age children:

Geographic (County) CCAP Reimbursement Group Group IA Group IB Group II
Child Age Category
Before/After School 92.9 90.4 93.7
Summer Programs 77.9 79.5 91.2

For licensed family group home providers, current IDHS child care assistance rates can purchase the following percentages of slots for school-age children:

Geographic (County) CCAP Reimbursement Group Group IA Group IB Group
Child Age Category
Before/After School 83.0 85.1 98.1
Summer Programs 76.3 55.4 76.8

Introduction

Child care subsidies were introduced in 1988 as part of welfare reform legislation (in the form of the Family Support Act), employment legislation (in the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program), and in the Transitional Child Care (TCC) program. Since then, the purchase of publicly funded child care services has been increasingly informed by a market-based perspective, a perspective reflected in and mandated by subsequent Federal legislation.

In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) reformed federal programs that supported families. The Act unified three separate programs that provided assistance to families for child care. Collectively, these programs became the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program (CCDBG). In 2013, a Reauthorization of the 1996 CCDBG was proposed. The bill was signed into law in November 2014. This law was the first revision to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program since 1996.

The newly reauthorized CCDBG significantly revised many aspects of the CCDF Program for States. Among these revisions included guidance on the way States should promote equitable opportunities for families and providers. CCDBG requires that a State's Lead Agency must conduct either a Market Rate Survey (MRS) or an ACF pre-approved alternative methodology, such as a cost estimation model. The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) conducts a Market Rate Survey.

What is a Market Rate Survey?

At the core of the market-based approach to the setting of child care subsidies (child care assistance) are market rate surveys. A market rate survey measures the prices charged by providers and paid by parents in a given child care market. As such, market rate surveys only capture data on the price of child care, not on the cost of child care in a given market. The price of care is the fee per child paid by non-subsidized families for child care services or, when serving a family receiving assistance, the subsidy payment rate plus the family's co-payment. On the other hand, the cost of child care is the actual per-child cost of the program (including personnel, facilities, equipment, and supplies, for example) for providing child care services when all contributions are considered, including free rent, fundraising, or donated services. For a variety of reasons, cost of child care may actually exceed price.

Though some states create and conduct a survey, the market rate analysis in Illinois utilizes the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) administrative data. A market rate survey must, according to the CCDBG, take into consideration variations in market rates of child care services by geographic area, provider type, and age of child.

The Illinois Child Care Market

The following child care arrangements constitute the legal child care arrangements in Illinois for which child care assistance can be paid. They include those child care arrangements that are required to be licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) and those that are license-exempt. To be licensed by IDCFS, centers and child care homes must meet specified standards regarding physical facilities, caregiver qualifications, and care of children. To receive IDHS child care payments, caregivers (providers) must be 18 or older and have a valid Social Security or FEIN number.

  • Licensed Child Care Center - Care provided in a center-based location licensed by IDCFS' Office of Licensing. The center may be for-profit or not-for-profit.
  • License-Exempt Child Care Center - Care provided in a center-based location that is exempt from licensing by IDCFS. These include programs operated by public or private elementary school systems, high schools or institutions of higher learning; programs conducted on federal government premises; and other programs recognized or registered with the Illinois State Board of Education, if children in the program are 3 years old or older.
  • Licensed Family Child Care Home - Care provided in a home licensed by IDCFS where more than 3 and up to 12 unrelated children under the age of 12 may be cared for, including the provider's children. The actual number of children is determined by the ages of the children. The provider may serve the maximum of 12, which includes four school-age children, only if she or he has an assistant.
  • Licensed Family Child Care Group Home - Care provided in a home licensed by IDCFS where no more than 16 unrelated children under the age of 12 may be cared for, including the provider's children. The actual number of children is determined by the ages of the children. The provider may serve the maximum of 16 only if she or he has an assistant and meets a number of other IDCFS requirements.
  • License-Exempt Child Care Home - Care provided in a home exempt from licensing by IDCFS where no more than three unrelated children or a family of children under the age of 12 may be cared for, including the provider's children.
  • Relative Care - Care provided by a relative, not including the child's parents.
  • In-Home Child Care - Care provided in the home of the child.

The Illinois Market Rate Survey

This report presents information on the market rates providers are charging for providing child care, broken down by several of the factors suggested by CCDF rules (age, categories of care, and within state variations).

Table 1. Factors Considered in the Current Illinois Market Rate Survey

Factor
Categories of Care: Type of Provider
  • Licensed child care centers 
  • Licensed family child care homes
  • Licensed family child care group homes
Child Age
  • Infants (6 weeks-14 months) and Toddlers (15-23 months) versus Twos (24-35 months) versus Preschoolers (36-59 months) and Fives (60-71 months)
  • School-Age Children (6-12 years)
Within-State Variations
  • Counties
  • Service Delivery Areas

Methods

The majority of state market rate studies are conducted as surveys of representative samples of child care providers in that state. Another approach, which does not require an actual survey of providers, involves the analysis of existing Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) administrative data. The market rate analyses described here represent the latter approach.

While the majority of CCDF funds support child care assistance (subsidy) programs, CCDF requirements designate a minimum quality spending requirement. This means that there is a specific amount of federal funds that must be allocated to activities which support the improvement of child care quality. These activities include consumer education, referrals to child care programs, provider training, workforce development supports, and initiatives to improve program quality.

During the timeframe of this report, the minimum requirement was nine percent (9%). In addition to the minimum quality spending requirement, as of FFY17 States are required to spend three percent (3%) of funds for quality activities that relate to improving the quality of care for infants and toddlers. The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) contracts with local child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) to provide these services to families, child care providers, and other community members. Additionally, the CCR&Rs administer child care subsidies through the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), which helps working families of lower income pay for child care.

Child Care Resource and Referral services in Illinois are provided by sixteen contracted local agencies, each with a uniquely defined service delivery area (SDA). Each SDA is made up of one or more Illinois counties with a given county wholly contained within an SDA. Together, all 16 agencies cover the 102 counties in Illinois (See map in Appendix A). Each CCR&R has one or more physical locations within its SDA; many agencies are housed in larger parent organizations such as colleges/universities, YWCAs, or other community agencies. All Illinois CCR&R agencies are members of the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) that supports them in their efforts.

Staff of each CCR&R use a common database management package, the Data Tracking Program (DTP), to collect and store information on child care providers offering care within the SDA and on parents seeking child care. Information about providers is matched against parents' child care needs to produce a listing of referrals for the parents seeking child care.

INCCRRA combines the provider data collected within each CCR&R to construct a statewide database of Illinois child care providers. The provider database contains information on child care centers and family child care homes licensed by IDCFS as well as those license-exempt centers and homes that choose to be listed with their local CCR&R. Regularly, IDCFS provides INCCRRA with a list of its licensees. Each CCR&R contacts or attempts to contact providers within its service area to determine if providers wish to be listed for referral in the database and to obtain detailed information and/or updated information. Provider records in the database receive a comprehensive update at least once per year, with additional updates occurring for specific data elements throughout the year. Data collected include:

  • Basic demographic data including provider name, address, and telephone number
  • Type of care
  • License status
  • Days and hours of care
  • Number and ages of children served
  • Rates by ages of children served

Each quarter, INCCRRA runs data quality assurance processes on the database, and any identified errors are resolved working with CCR&R staff. A clean data set is then prepared, archived, and used for reporting. For this market rate study, CCR&Rs staff updated provider rate data during the period of October 1 to December 31, 2020. This data set was then compiled by INCCRRA and submitted for this market rate analysis.

For a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the use of CCR&R data for child care market rate studies, see Grobe, D., Weber, R.B., Pratt, C.C., and Emlen, A.C. (2003). Market rate study guidebook: A guide to implementing a child care market rate study using child care resource & referral data. Oregon Child Care Research Partnership.

Licensed Providers: Children 6 Weeks to 5 Years Old

This section includes the analyses for providers of children 6 weeks to 5 years. An additional sample was drawn for providers caring for school-age children ages 6-12 years.

Selection of the Market Rate Survey Sample

The December 31, 2020 INCCRRA provider database contained records for 12,285 active providers. The market rate sample was limited to providers who were:

  • Licensed
  • Actively providing care
  • Provided updated rates
  • Providing care on a full-time basis
  • Providing care full-year or for the school year
  • Providing care to children 6 weeks to 5 years
  • Not providing "Special Categories" of care

Providers also needed to provide during the update:

  • Current full-time rates for at least one age category for their primary service
  • Licensed capacity (child care centers (CCC)) for at least one age group for their primary service, or
  • Enrollment (for family child care (FCC)) for at least one age group for their primary service.

Of the 12,285 active providers, license-exempt programs and the providers who were not actively providing care at the time of the market rate survey update were removed from the sample. At this point, 11,348 providers were left in the sample. Of those, 4,932 providers were successfully contacted, but 205 did not provide rates. This resulted in a total sample of 4,727 for this market rate survey. Table 2 demonstrates the reasons that providers did not provide current rates.

A licensed provider can only care for a child 6 weeks or older. Providers can provide care for either age group or both age groups. The sample for 6 weeks to 5 years and the sample for school-aged children are not mutually exclusive. "Active" providers refers to all providers listed on the database, while "actively providing care" includes just those providers that were currently providing care during the update period. As long as the provider remains licensed, they are considered active, even if they are temporarily not providing care.

Table 2: Number of Providers Completing the MRS Update but Not Reporting Rates

Reason For No Rate Data Category Total Percent
Free program to income-eligible 5 2.4%
Prefers Parents to call for rates 159 77.6%
Charges variable rates 5 2.4%
New provider, has not yet established rates 1 0.01%
No reason provided 35 17.1%

Note: The percent is based on the 205 providers that did not report rates. Some providers erroneously selected more than one reason for not providing rates, so the percentages reflected will add up to more than 100%.

For the Market Rate Survey, assistance rates are based upon the daily full-time price of child care for the given child care market. As a result, we further selected only those active providers accepting children on a full-time (or both full and part-time) basis and those who provide care during the school-year or year round. Additionally, the sample was limited to those providers who gave valid enrollment/capacity data and valid rate information for at least one primary service so that slot availability could be determined. Finally, the sample was limited to those providers who worked more than 35 hours a week and who indicated that their service ran four or more days a week. This final sample includes 4,727 providers, which were further refined based on the analysis conducted.

Note: full-time and part time status is provided by DTP for each service record. Providers may have any number of services, but the primary service record was used for this analysis.

Some Statistical Terminology

Mean - the average, calculated by adding all scores in a sample together and dividing by the number of scores.

Percentile - in a frequency distribution of numerical scores, the percentile of any specific score x is the percentage of scores out of the total number of scores that fall at or below x in value. For example, the 75th percentile in these analyses is the rate below which 75 percent of rates fall.

Median - the 50th percentile, the score that divides the distribution of scores in a sample in half, the score below which and above which 50% of all scores fall.

Confidence Interval - the range of values, based on the sample mean, that with a 95% probability, includes the population mean

Licensed Child Care Centers

Table 3 represents the market rate sample of the 1,333 child care centers broken down by Illinois Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) service delivery areas (SDA) and their capacities.

Table 3: Breakdown of Market Rate Sample by Illinois CCR&R Service Delivery Area

Service Delivery

Area

(SDA)

Number of

Providers

Column

Percent

Total Licensed

Capacity, 6 weeks

to 5 years

Percent of

Total Licensed

Capacity

Mean Per Provider

Licensed Capacity , 6 weeks

to 5 years

1 13 1.0% 2,010 1.7% 154.6
2 67 5.0% 6,778 5.6% 101.2
3 27 2.0% 2,742 2.3% 101.6
4 170 12.8% 17,957 14.7% 105.6
5 119 9.0% 10,474 8.6% 88.0
6 533 40.0% 42,254 34.6% 79.3
7 44 3.3% 3,748 3.1% 85.2
8 43 3.2% 3,541 2.9% 82.4
9 27 2.0% 2,940 2.4% 108.9
10 47 3.5% 4,901 4.0% 104.3
11 14 1.1% 959 0.8% 68.5
12 13 1.0% 1,130 0.9% 86.9
13 44 3.3% 3,962 3.3% 90.1
14 102 7.7% 13,575 11.1% 133.1
15 28 2.1% 1,890 1.6% 67.5
16 42 3.2% 3,181 2.6% 75.7
Illinois 1,333 100.0% 122,042 100.0% 91.6

Note: Table represents providers reporting rates for at least one 6 weeks to 5 years age category for their primary service.

Full-Time Daily Licensed Child Care Center Rates

Child care centers are allowed to provide full-time hourly, daily, weekly, and/or monthly rates for the DTP update. The market rate analysis utilizes full-time daily rates; however, if a full-time daily rate was not provided, then weekly rates were divided by the number of days a week a provider provided care, and/or monthly rates were divided by the number of days a month a provider worked, and/or hourly rates were multiplied by the number of hours a provider worked per service.

If a provider gave more than one rate (weekly and monthly) then for the purpose of this analysis, precedence was given first to weekly rates, then to monthly rates, and finally to hourly rates for a consistent measurement of rates.

Child capacity and child care rate information can be recorded on DTP for the following seven age groups:

  1. Infants (6 weeks-14 months)
  2. Toddlers (15-23 months)
  3. Twos (24-35 months)
  4. Preschoolers (36-59 months)
  5. Fives/Kindergarteners (60-71 months)
  6. Before/After School (6-12 years)
  7. Summer/Holiday (6-12 years)

Table 4 represents licensed child care center rates for children 6 weeks to 5 years old for the state of Illinois. Child care centers in Illinois charge on average between $37 and $51 dollars a day for full-time care. Additionally, centers charge more for infants and younger children.

Table 4: Full-Time Daily Licensed Child Care Center per Slot Rates by DTP Age Categorization

No. Pdrs

No.

Slots

Mean

95% Conf

Interval

From

95% Conf

Interval

To

25th

%ile

Med

75th

%ile

Infants 999 12,436 $51.42 $51.35 $51.48 $46.49 $54.00 $56.00
Toddlers 1,113 16,388 $49.42 $49.36 $49.49 $42.00 $53.00 $56.00
Twos 1,169 17,807 $44.05 $43.99 $44.10 $39.00 $45.00 $49.00
Preschool 1,270 32,952 $37.49 $37.44 $37.53 $33.00 $38.00 $41.00
Fives 1,085 23,897 $37.05 $37.00 $37.10 $32.72 $38.00 $40.00

Child care markets are defined by specific geographical regions, age group, and type of care (family child care or center child care). Within the state of Illinois, child care markets are broken down into three reimbursement tiers represented by groups of counties with similar populations and makeups. Group IA consists of 7 urban counties: Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, and McHenry. Families in these counties who are eligible receive the highest child care assistance rates in the state. Group IB is comprised of 16 counties spread throughout the state that have at least one urban area. These counties include: Boone, Champaign, Kankakee, Madison, McLean, Monroe, Ogle, Peoria, Rock Island, Sangamon, St. Clair, Tazewell, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago, and Woodford. Eligible families in these counties receive child care assistance below that of those families in Group IA but above the rates received by families who live in the counties represented by Group II. All other counties in Illinois, which are primarily rural, make up Group II and received the lowest rates of child care assistance (see Appendix B for the Illinois child care assistance payment rates that were in effect at the time survey data was collected).

 Table 5a and 5b represent full-time daily child care rates for licensed child care centers by county reimbursement group by age. Table 5a provides daily full-time market rates for licensed child care centers by the DTP age categories for children ages 5 and under. Table 5b provides the daily full-time market rates for licensed child care centers by the current IDHS 6 weeks to 5 year-old payment categories broken down into: 1) infants and toddlers (6 weeks-23 months), 2) two year-olds (24-35 months), and 3) preschoolers (36-71 months). Of the 102 counties in Illinois 85 counties in the database had child care centers that met all the requirements for inclusion in the market rate sample.

Table 5a: Full-Time Daily Licensed Child Care Center Per Slot Rates by County Reimbursement Group (IA, IB, or II) by DTP Age Categorization

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

(FROM)

95% Conf Interval

(TO)

25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP Max
IA
Infants (6wks-14mos) 569 7,070 $55.91 $55.85 $55.97 $55.00 $56.00 $60.00 $58.00
Toddlers (15-23mos) 643 9,752 $53.28 $53.21 $53.36 $50.00 $56.00 $56.80 $58.00
Twos (24-35mos) 693 10,488 $47.78 $47.72 $47.84 $45.00 $46.20 $51.00 $47.00
Preschoolers (36-59mos) 758 19,672 $40.10 $40.05 $40.16 $38.00 $38.00 $44.00 $40.00
Fives/Kindergarteners (60-71mos) 675 13,095 $39.54 $39.48 $39.60 $38.00 $38.00 $43.60 $40.00
IB
Infants (6wks-14mos) 281 3,729 $51.98 $51.89 $52.06 $47.00 $54.00 $55.00 $56.00
Toddlers (15-23mos) 302 4,666 $50.19 $50.10 $50.27 $43.00 $54.00 $55.00 $56.00
Twos (24-35mos) 305 4,850 $44.16 $44.08 $44.23 $40.00 $43.40 $47.40 $44.00
Preschoolers (36-59mos) 326 9,050 $37.83 $37.76 $37.89 $34.20 $37.80 $40.80 $37.00
Fives/Kindergarteners (60-71mos) 267 8,805 $37.23 $37.15 $37.31 $33.00 $36.20 $40.00 $37.00
II
Infants (6wks-14mos) 149 1,637 $39.84 $39.71 $39.97 $35.00 $38.40 $48.00 $50.00
Toddlers (15-23mos 168 1,970 $37.99 $37.85 $38.12 $33.00 $37.00 $48.00 $50.00
Twos (24-35mos) 171 2,469 $34.09 $33.99 $34.20 $30.00 $34.50 $38.00 $40.00
Preschoolers (36-59mos) 186 4,230 $30.31 $30.23 $30.40 $26.08 $31.00 $33.00 $34.00
Fives/Kindergarteners (60-71mos) 143 1,997 $29.74 $26.66 $29.83 $26.00 $30.00 $32.00 $34.00

*These Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) rates went into effect July 1, 2021.

Table 5b: Full-Time Daily Licensed Child Care Center Per Slot Rates by County Reimbursement Group (IA, IB, or II) by IDHS Age Reimbursement Categorization

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

(FROM)

95% Conf Interval

(TO)

25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP Max
IA
Infants and toddlers (6wks-23mos) 652 16,822 $60.20 $60.11 $60.29 $55.04 $57.22 $68.53 $58.00
Twos (24-35mos) 693 10,488 $47.78 $47.72 $47.84 $45.00 $46.20 $51.00 $47.00
Preschoolers (36-71mos) 767 32,767 $46.66 $46.57 $46.74 $38.00 $45.00 $55.60 $40.00
IB
Infants and toddlers (6wks-23mos) 304 8,395 $52.60 $52.51 $52.70 $46.41 $54.00 $57.40 $56.00
Twos (24-35mos) 305 4,850 $44.15 $44.08 $44.23 $40.00 $43.40 $47.40 $44.00
Preschoolers (36-71mos) 327 17,855 $40.21 $40.12 $40.30 $35.00 $40.00 $44.60 $37.00
II
Infants and toddlers (6wks-23mos) 169 3,607 $39.80 $39.69 $39.92 $35.00 $38.23 $48.00 $50.00
Twos (24-35mos) 171 2,469 $34.09 $33.99 $34.20 $30.00 $34.50 $38.00 $40.00
Preschoolers (36-71mos) 187 6,227 $30.39 $30.30 $30.48 $27.00 $30.60 $33.00 $34.00

*These Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) rates went into effect July 1, 2021.

Additional Fees Charged

During the market rate update, child care centers caring for children 6 weeks to 5 years old were asked whether they had any additional fees that they regularly charged parents. Table 6 demonstrates that of the 1,333 providers who reported, 79% of all centers charge a registration/application fee and 27% required an additional deposit.

Table 6: Child Care Center Providers Who Charge Additional Fees

Fees N Percent Total
Registration/Application 966 78.8%
Deposit Required 330 26.9%
Field Trips 556 45.4%
Transportation 110 9.0%
Materials/Supplies 161 13.1%
Meal/Snack Fee 25 2.0%
Late Pick Up 882 71.9%
Charges CCAP Difference 336 27.4%
Availability of Care During Non-Standard Hours

The availability of child care during evenings, overnight and on weekends is important as many families have non-traditional work schedules. For the market rate analysis, a provider could be represented by more than one service if they met all of the inclusion requirements. The market rate sample includes 1,333. Only 67 (5.0%) of the 1,333 providers were licensed to provide overnight care. Only full-time services were examined for this analysis.

Licensed Family Child Care Homes

Licensed family child care homes were divided into those providers who had a group home license and those providers who did not have a license to provide group care. Licensed family child care providers may care for up to eight children including their own or up to 12 children with an assistant. This section of the market rate analysis covers the 2,854 licensed family child care providers who care for children 6 weeks to 5 years and do not have a group home license. Table 7 depicts this sample of licensed family child care home providers broken down by Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) service delivery areas (SDA).

Table 7: Breakdown of Market Rate Sample by Illinois CCR&R Service Delivery Area: Licensed Family Child Care Providers

Service Delivery

Area

(SDA)

Number of Providers

Column

Percent

Total Enrollment,

6 wks to 5 years

Percent of Total

Enrollment

Mean Per Provider Enrollment

6 wks to 5 years

1 172 6.0% 1,164 6.0% 6.8
2 174 6.1% 1,216 6.2% 7.0
3 172 6.0% 1,284 6.6% 7.5
4 157 5.5% 1,013 5.2% 6.5
5 173 6.1% 1,061 5.4% 6.1
6 742 26.0% 4,549 23.2% 6.1
7 174 6.1% 1,385 7.1% 8.0
8 43 1.5% 296 1.5% 6.9
9 94 3.3% 593 3.0% 6.3
10 240 8.4% 1,832 9.4% 7.6
11 58 2.0% 420 2.2% 7.2
12 173 6.1% 1,104 5.6% 6.4
13 138 4.8% 985 5.0% 7.1
14 179 6.3% 1,221 6.2% 6.8
15 87 3.1% 792 4.1% 9.1
16 78 2.7% 663 3.4% 8.5
Illinois 2,854 100.0% 19,578 100% 6.9

Note: Table represents providers reporting rates for at least one 6 weeks to 5 years age category for their primary services.

Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Rates

As with licensed child care centers, daily full-time rates for family child care providers were calculated for each of the five DTP age categories. Table 8 presents the daily, full-time rates charged by licensed family child care home providers for the state of Illinois. Licensed Family child care provider rates are substantially lower overall than those of child care centers, and the range of available rates is also much smaller. On average, rates range from $31 for 5 year old to $35 for infants.

Table 8: Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Per Slot Rates by DTP Age Categorization

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

(FROM)

95% Conf Interval

(TO)

25th %ile Med 75th %ile
Infants 1,659 2,277 $35.22 $35.10 $35.33 $30.00 $35.00 $39.99
Toddlers 1,677 2,510 $34.57 $34.46 $34.67 $30.00 $35.00 $39.99
Twos 1,837 2,759 $33.22 $33.12 $33.31 $30.00 $33.24 $37.26
Preschool 2,249 4,638 $31.17 $31.09 $31.26 $28.00 $30.52 $35.00
Fives 1,498 2,428 $30.91 $30.83 $31.00 $28.00 $30.52 $34.00

Table 9a and 9b represent the daily full-time rates for licensed family child care home providers by county reimbursement group by age. Table 9a utilizes the DTP age categories for children 5 and under, and Table 9b uses the IDHS 6 weeks to 5 years old payment categories. Of the 102 counties in Illinois, 97 are represented in table 9a and 9b.

Table 9a: Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Per Slot Rates by County Reimbursement Group (IA, IB, or II) by DTP Age Categorization

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

(FROM)

95% Conf Interval

(TO)

25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP Max
IA
Infants (6wks-14mos) 604 785 $41.14 $41.01 $41.28 $39.99 $39.99 $41.39 $42.84
Toddlers (15-23mos) 690 963 $40.40 $40.28 $40.53 $39.99 $39.99 $41.39 $42.84
Twos (24-35mos) 733 1,004 $38.36 $38.25 $38.48 $37.26 $37.26 $40.00 $39.92
Preschoolers (36-59mos) 866 1,584 $35.43 $35.32 $35.54 $33.90 $33.90 $36.00 $36.31
Fives/Kindergarteners (60-71mos) 656 1,018 $35.02 $34.91 $35.13 $33.90 $33.90 $35.08 $36.31
IB
Infants (6wks-14mos) 580 829 $33.99 $33.84 $34.14 $30.00 $35.00 $35.76 $38.31
Toddlers (15-23mos) 548 869 $33.20 $33.06 $33.35 $30.00 $34.56 $35.76 $38.31
Twos (24-35mos) 579 898 $32.37 $32.24 $32.50 $30.00 $33.00 $35.00 $35.60
Preschoolers (36-59mos) 725 1,521 $30.70 $30.57 $30.82 $28.00 $30.52 $33.24 $32.69
Fives/Kindergarteners (60-71mos) 425 729 $30.31 $30.17 $30.44 $28.00 $30.19 $33.00 $32.69
II
Infants (6wks-14mos) 475 663 $29.21 $29.07 $29.36 $25.00 $30.00 $33.30 $35.67
Toddlers (15-23mos) 439 678 $28.92 $28.78 $29.07 $25.00 $30.00 $33.30 $35.67
Twos (24-35mos) 525 857 $27.97 $27.84 $28.10 $25.00 $30.00 $30.87 $33.07
Preschoolers (36-59mos) 658 1,533 $26.57 $26.46 $26.69 $24.00 $28.00 $30.00 $30.29
Fives/Kindergarteners (60-71mos) 417 681 $26.57 $26.45 $26.69 $24.00 $28.00 $30.00 $30.29

*These Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) rates went into effect July 1, 2021.

Table 9b: Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Per Slot Rates by County Reimbursement Group (IA, IB, or II) by IDHS Age Reimbursement Categorization

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

 (FROM)

95% Conf Interval

 (TO)

25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP Max
IA
Infants and toddlers (6wks-23mos) 836 1,748 $40.36 $40.23 $40.48 $39.64 $39.99 $41.39 $42.84
Twos (24-35mos) 733 1,004 $38.36 $38.25 $38.48 $37.26 $37.26 $40.00 $39.92
Preschoolers (36-71mos) 957 2,602 $34.73 $34.64 $34.82 $33.90 $33.90 $35.08 $36.31
IB
Infants and toddlers (6wks-23mos) 729 1,698 $33.37 $33.22 $33.53 $30.00 $34.56 $35.76 $38.31
Twos (24-35mos) 579 898 $32.37 $32.24 $32.50 $30.00 $33.00 $35.00 $35.60
Preschoolers (36-71mos) 782 2,250 $30.31 $30.19 $30.44 $28.00 $30.52 $33.00 $32.69
II
Infants and toddlers (6wks-23mos) 632 1,341 $28.98 $28.82 $29.13 $25.00 $30.00 $33.30 $35.67
Twos (24-35mos) 525 857 $27.97 $27.84 $28.10 $25.00 $30.00 $30.87 $33.07
Preschoolers (36-71mos) 695 2,214 $26.60 $26.49 $26.72 $24.39 $28.00 $29.83 $30.29

*These Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) rates went into effect July 1, 2021.

Additional Fees Charged

During the market rate update, family child care providers of children 6 weeks to 5 years old were asked whether they had any additional fees that they regularly charged parents. Table 10 demonstrates that out of the 2,854 providers in the sample, roughly 21% of all family child care providers charged a registration/application fee and approximately 27% required an additional deposit. Table 10: Additional Fees Charged by Licensed Family Child Care Providers.

Table 10: Additional Fees Charged by Licensed Family Child Care Providers 

Fees N Percent Total
Registration/Application 437 20.8%
Deposit Required 563 26.8%
Field Trips 349 16.6%
Transportation 241 11.5%
Materials Supplies 76 3.6%
Meal Snack Fee 14 0.7%
Late Pick Up 1,718 81.8%
Charges CCAP Difference 350 16.7%

Note: Providers could give more than one response which is why this will not equal 100%

Availability of Care During Non-Standard Hours

The availability of child care during evenings, overnight and on weekends is important as many families have non-traditional work schedules. For the market rate analysis, a provider could be represented by more than one service if they met all of the inclusion requirements. The market rate sample includes 2,854 providers. Just over one third (952; 33.4%) of the 2,854 providers were licensed to provide overnight care. Only full-time services were examined for this analysis.

Licensed Family Child Care Group Homes

A family child care provider may be licensed by IDCFS as a group child care home provider if they serve no more than 16 unrelated children under the age of 12. This total must include the provider's own children. The actual number of children allowed is determined by the ages of the children. In order to qualify to serve the maximum of 16 children a caregiver must have an assistant and meet other IDCFS requirements. Table 11 presents the breakdown of the 419 licensed family child care group home providers by SDA.

Table 11: Breakdown of Market Rate Sample by Illinois CCR&R Service Delivery Area: Licensed Family Child Care Group Homes

Service Delivery

Area

(SDA)

Number of Providers

Column

Percent

Total Enrollment,

6 wks to 5 years

Percent of

Total Enrollment

Mean Per Provider Enrollment

6 wks to 5 years

1 12 2.9% 82 1.8% 6.8
2 30 7.2% 312 6.8% 10.4
3 39 9.3% 452 9.8% 11.6
4 42 10.0% 536 11.6% 12.8
5 28 6.7% 250 5.4% 8.9
6 160 38.2% 1,685 36.6% 10.5
7 7 1.7% 84 1.8% 12.0
8 4 1.0% 41 0.9% 10.3
9 14 3.3% 152 3.3% 10.9
10 17 4.1% 187 4.1% 11.0
11 4 1.0% 33 0.7% 8.3
12 6 1.4% 68 1.5% 11.3
13 8 1.9% 89 1.9% 11.1
14 20 4.8% 227 4.9% 11.4
15 21 5.0% 308 6.7% 14.7
16 7 1.7% 103 2.2% 14.7
Illinois 419 100.0% 4,609 100.0% 11.0

Note: Table represents providers reporting rates for at least one 6 weeks to 5 years age category for their primary service.

Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Group Home Rates

Daily full-time rates for family child care providers with group licenses were calculated for each of the five DTP age categories as was done with child care centers and family child care providers. Table 12 presents current full-time daily child care rates for licensed family child care group home providers for the state of Illinois.

Table 12: Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Group Homes Per Slot Rates by DTP Age Categorization

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

(FROM)

95% Conf Interval

(TO)

25th %ile Med 75th %ile
Infants 303 508 $39.39 $39.16 $39.63 $35.00 $39.99 $42.00
Toddlers 333 617 $38.71 $38.49 $38.93 $34.56 $39.99 $41.39
Twos 344 675 $37.20 $36.98 $37.41 $33.00 $37.26 $40.00
Preschool 377 1,113 $34.79 $34.59 $34.98 $30.52 $33.90 $39.60
Fives 292 609 $34.40 $34.20 $34.60 $30.00 $33.90 $37.00

Table 13a and Table 13b present daily, full-time child care rates for licensed family group home providers by county reimbursement group by age. Table 13a breaks down rates utilizing the DTP age categories for children 5 and under. Table 13b breaks down rates using the IDHS 6 week to 5 years payment categories. For Table 13a and 13b, 53 out of 102 Illinois counties were represented.

Table 13a: Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Group Homes Per Slot Rates by County Reimbursement Group (IA, IB, or II) by DTP Age Categorization

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

(FROM)

95% Conf Interval

(TO)

25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP Max
IA
Infants (6wks-14mos) 187 298 $42.48 $42.22 $42.75 $39.99 $40.00 $45.00 $42.84
Toddlers (15-23mos) 218 409 $41.79 $41.55 $42.03 $39.99 $40.00 $45.00 $42.84
Twos (24-35mos) 218 411 $39.93 $39.68 $40.17 $37.26 $37.26 $43.00 $39.92
Preschoolers (36-59mos) 238 639 $36.89 $36.66 $37.11 $33.90 $35.00 $40.00 $36.31
Fives/Kindergarteners (60-71mos) 203 424 $36.46 $36.23 $36.70 $33.90 $35.00 $40.00 $36.31
IB
Infants (6wks-14mos) 61 112 $37.96 $37.56 $38.36 $35.00 $37.00 $40.00 $38.31
Toddlers (15-23mos) 61 103 $36.78 $36.40 $37.16 $34.00 $36.00 $40.00 $38.31
Twos (24-35mos) 72 140 $36.22 $35.88 $36.57 $33.24 $35.00 $40.00 $35.60
Preschoolers (36-59mos) 77 238 $34.63 $34.22 $35.05 $30.52 $34.00 $37.00 $32.69
Fives/Kindergarteners (60-71mos) 54 105 $34.05 $33.63 $34.47 $30.52 $32.00 $37.00 $32.69
II
Infants (6wks-14mos) 55 98 $30.67 $30.32 $31.02 $27.00 $32.00 $34.46 $35.67
Toddlers (15-23mos) 54 105 $30.50 $30.17 $30.84 $27.00 $32.00 $34.00 $35.67
Twos (24-35mos) 54 124 $29.49 $29.19 $29.79 $27.00 $30.00 $32.00 $33.07
Preschoolers (36-59mos) 62 236 $28.44 $28.15 $28.73 $26.00 $28.28 $30.29 $30.29
Fives/Kindergarteners (60-71mos) 35 80 $28.37 $28.08 $28.67 $26.00 $28.28 $30.29 $30.29

*These Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) rates went into effect July 1, 2021.

Table 13b: Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Group Homes Per Slot Rates by County Reimbursement Group (IA, IB, or II) by Current IDHS Age Reimbursement Categorization

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean

95% Conf  Interval

(FROM)

95% Conf Interval

(TO)

25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP Max
IA
Infants and toddlers (6wks-23mos) 242 707 $41.79 $41.56 $42.02 $39.99 $40.00 $44.00 $42.84
Twos (24-35mos) 218 411 $39.93 $39.68 $40.17 $37.26 $37.26 $43.00 $39.92
Preschoolers (36-71mos) 250 1,063 $37.47 $37.22 $37.73 $33.90 $35.00 $40.00 $36.31
IB
Infants and toddlers (6wks-23mos) 74 215 $37.20 $36.82 $37.58 $34.00 $36.00 $40.00 $38.31
Twos (24-35mos) 72 140 $36.22 $35.88 $36.57 $33.24 $35.00 $40.00 $35.60
Preschoolers (36-71mos) 82 343 $34.24 $33.80 $34.68 $30.52 $34.00 $37.00 $32.69
II
Infants and toddlers (6wks-23mos) 61 203 $31.56 $31.26 $31.87 $29.50 $33.00 $34.60 $35.67
Twos (24-35mos) 54 124 $29.49 $29.19 $29.79 $27.00 $30.00 $32.00 $33.07
Preschoolers (36-71mos) 63 316 $28.38 $28.09 $28.67 $26.00 $28.28 $30.29 $30.29

*These Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) rates went into effect July 1, 2021.

Additional Fees Charged

The licensed family child care group home providers of children 6 weeks to 5 years were asked if they charged additional fees. Table 14 presents the additional fees charged by the 419 providers. Over one-quarter charge a registration fee while 35% require a deposit.

Table 14: Additional Fees Charged by Licensed Group Child Care Home Providers

Fees N Percent Total
Registration/Application 100 29.8%
Deposit Required 117 34.8%
Field Trips 78 23.2%
Transportation 56 16.7%
Materials Supplies 18 5.4%
Meal Snack Fee 4 1.2%
Late Pick Up 254 75.6%
Charges CCAP Difference 70 20.8%

Note: Providers could give more than one response which is why this will not equal 100%

Availability of Care During Non-Standard Hours

The availability of child care during evenings, overnight and on weekends is important as many families have non-traditional work schedules. For the market rate analysis, a provider could be represented by more than one service if they met all of the inclusion requirements. The market rate sample includes 419 licensed family child care group home providers with 152 (36.3%) of the 419 providers being licensed to provide overnight care. Only full-time services were examined for this analysis.

Licensed Providers: School-Age Children

Before and After School Programs

Providers were selected for the before and after school, school-age children sample if they accepted children before and after school, if they were actively providing care, if they were licensed, and if they accepted children ages 6 years or older. Unlike the sample selection process for child care providers caring for children 6 weeks to 5 years, selection of before and after school providers caring for children 6 years and older was not dependent on whether the provider accepted children on a full-time or part-time basis. Providers were excluded from the sample if they were not accepting referrals, if they did not provide data for before and after school programs, if they did not report license capacity (for child care centers) or enrollment (for family child care homes), and if they only offered summer programs.

As a result of these selection criteria, the total sample of before and after school programs for school-age children was 2,712 licensed providers. Of these, 730 were centers, 1,701 were family child care homes, and 282 were group homes. Tables 15, 16, and 17 show the breakdown of these providers who accept school-age children before and after school, by SDA. Table 15 presents the results for licensed child care centers, Table 16 presents the results for licensed family child care home providers, and Table 17 presents the results for licensed child care group homes.

Table 15: Breakdown of Market Rate Sample by Illinois CCR&R Service Delivery Area: Before and After School Programs, Licensed Child Care Centers (Full- and Part-Time)

Service Delivery

Area (SDA)

Number of Providers Column Percent

Total Licensed Capacity

6 to 12 year olds

Percent of Total Licensed Capacity

6 to 12 year olds

Mean Per Provider Licensed Capacity

6 to 12 year olds

1 10 1.4% 513 2.9% 51.3
2 36 4.9% 1,354 7.7% 37.6
3 14 1.9% 278 1.6% 19.9
4 96 13.2% 2,530 14.3% 26.4
5 77 10.6% 1,545 8.7% 20.1
6 268 36.7% 5,590 31.6% 20.9
7 19 2.6% 601 3.4% 31.6
8 22 3.0% 403 2.3% 18.3
9 20 2.7% 478 2.7% 23.9
10 27 3.7% 799 4.5% 29.6
11 10 1.4% 175 1.0% 17.5
12 8 1.1% 197 1.1% 24.6
13 27 3.7% 668 3.8% 24.7
14 58 8.0% 1,732 9.8% 29.9
15 17 2.3% 317 1.8% 18.7
16 21 2.9% 516 2.9% 24.6
Illinois 730 100.0% 17,696 100.0% 24.2

Note: Table rows are hidden for SDAs that do not have more than one provider in the sample, but the statewide total row and column percentages are calculated based on the full sample of 730 licensed child care centers with before and after school care.

Table 16: Breakdown of Market Rate Sample by Illinois CCR&R Service Delivery Area: Before and After School Programs, Licensed Family Child Care Home Providers (Full- and Part-Time)

Service Delivery

Area (SDA)

Number of Providers Column Percent

Total Enrollment

6 to 12 year olds

Percent of Total Enrollment

6 to 12 year olds

Mean Per Provider Enrollment

6 to 12 year olds

1 88 5.2% 255 5.4% 2.9
2 97 5.7% 284 6.1% 2.9
3 120 7.1% 444 9.5% 3.7
4 62 3.6% 178 3.8% 2.9
5 77 4.5% 162 3.5% 2.1
6 516 30.3% 1,247 26.6% 2.4
7 105 6.2% 291 6.2% 2.8
8 19 1.1% 64 1.4% 3.4
9 46 2.7% 84 1.8% 1.8
10 177 10.4% 564 12.0% 3.2
11 35 2.1% 94 2.0% 2.7
12 78 4.6% 189 4.0% 2.4
13 68 4.0% 182 3.9% 2.7
14 113 6.6% 313 6.7% 2.8
15 49 2.9% 162 3.5% 3.3
16 51 3.0% 171 3.7% 3.4
Illinois 1,701 100.0% 4,684 100.0% 2.8

Note: Table represents providers reporting rates for at least one 6 to 12 years age category for their primary service.

Table 17: Breakdown of Market Rate Sample by Illinois CCR&R Service Delivery Area: Before and After School Programs, Licensed Family Child Care Group Home Providers (Full- and Part-Time)

Service Delivery

Area (SDA)

Number of Providers Column Percent

Total Enrollment

6 to 12 year olds

Percent of Total Enrollment

6 to 12 year olds

Mean Per Provider Enrollment

6 to 12 year olds

1 4 1.4% 14 1.5% 3.5
2 18 6.4% 54 5.7% 3.0
3 29 10.3% 129 13.6% 4.5
4 26 9.2% 89 9.4% 3.4
5 18 6.4% 42 4.4% 2.3
6 116 41.1% 377 39.8% 3.3
7 4 1.4% 14 1.5% 3.5
9 9 3.2% 16 1.7% 1.8
10 13 4.6% 42 4.4% 3.2
11 2 0.7% 6 0.6% 3.0
12 2 0.7% 7 0.7% 3.5
13 3 1.1% 9 3.2% 3.0
14 14 5.0% 61 6.4% 4.4
15 18 6.4% 60 6.3% 3.3
16 5 1.8% 23 2.4% 4.6
Illinois 282 100.0% 947 100.0% 3.4

Note: Table rows are hidden for SDAs that do not have more than one provider in the sample, but the statewide total row and column percentages are calculated based on the full sample of 277 licensed family child care group home providers with before and after school care.

Full-Time Licensed Before and After School Rates

Table 18 displays the rates for school-age children in child care centers, in family child care homes, and in family child care group homes. These rates were calculated in an identical fashion to those rates for children 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Table 18: Daily Full-Time Rates, Licensed Before and After School Programs: School-Age Children

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean 95% Conf Interval (FROM) 95% Conf Interval (TO) 25th %ile Med 75th %ile
Child Care Centers 730 17,696 $13.75 $13.71 $13.79 $9.33 $14.17 $17.50
Family Child Care Homes 1,701 4,684 $9.97 $9.89 $10.04 $6.25 $9.42 $12.50
Group Child Care Homes 282 947 $11.22 $11.05 $11.40 $7.41 $9.72 $14.54

Tables 19, 20, and 21 display the full-time daily rates by county reimbursement group for each of the three samples who offer before and after school care for school-age children: child care centers, family child care home providers, and family child care group homes.

Table 19: Full-Time Daily Licensed Child Care Center Per Slot Rates by County Reimbursement Group: Before and After School Programs

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean 95% Conf Interval (FROM) 95% Conf Interval (TO) 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP Max
Group IA 420 9,794 $15.74 $15.70 $15.78 $13.33 $15.83 $18.18 $20.00
Group IB 193 4,993 $12.56 $12.49 $12.63 $8.26 $11.81 $19.04 $19.00
Group II 117 2,909 $8.45 $8.39 $8.52 $6.08 $7.50 $9.83 $17.00

*These Child Care Assistance (CCAP) rates went into effect July 1, 2021.

Table 20: Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Care Home Per Slot Rates by County Reimbursement Group: Before and After School Programs

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean 95% Conf Interval (FROM) 95% Conf Interval (TO) 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP Max
Group IA 740 1,969 $11.32 $11.21 $11.43 $9.42 $9.74 $14.13 $18.15
Group IB 514 1,405 $9.54 $9.40 $9.68 $6.00 $8.48 $12.50 $16.34
Group II 447 1,310 $8.49 $8.37 $8.62 $5.44 $7.07 $11.36 $15.15

*These Child Care Assistance (CCAP) rates went into effect July 1, 2021.

Table 21: Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Group Home Per Slot Rates by County Reimbursement Group: Before and After School Programs

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean 95% Conf Interval (FROM) 95% Conf Interval (TO) 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP Max
Group IA 184 631 $12.25 $12.04 $12.46 $9.42 $10.59 $15.42 $18.15
Group IB 53 161 $10.35 $9.90 $10.80 $5.91 $9.54 $13.87 $16.34
Group II 45 155 $8.53 $8.25 $8.81 $6.25 $7.14 $11.60 $15.15

*These Child Care Assistance (CCAP) rates went into effect July 1, 2021.

Additional Fees Charged

Licensed child care centers, family home care providers, and family group home providers reported charging additional fees for school-age children. Table 22, 23, and 24 display these charges. Table 22 shows the additional fees charged by the 730 sampled child care centers. Table 23 displays fees charged by 1,701 family child care providers in the sample. Table 24 illustrates the additional fees charged by 282 sampled group family child care providers. Child care centers are more likely to charge a registration/application fee (81%), whereas only 22% of family child care providers and 29% of group family child care providers charge an additional fee for registration.

Table 22: Additional Fees Charged by Licensed Child Care Centers: School-Age Children, Before and After School Programs (Full- and Part-Time)

Fees N Percent Total
Registration/Application 580 80.6%
Deposit Required 177 24.6%
Field Trips 383 53.2%
Transportation 85 11.8%
Materials Supplies 89 12.4%
Meal Snack Fee 8 1.1%
Late Pick Up 536 74.4%
Charges CCAP Difference 225 31.3%

Note: Providers could give more than one response which is why this will not equal 100%

Table 23: Additional Fees Charged by Licensed Family Child Care Providers: School-Age Children, Before and After School Programs (Full- and Part-Time)

Fees N Percent Total
Registration/Application 297 21.9%
Deposit Required 326 24.1%
Field Trips 213 15.7%
Transportation 173 12.8%
Materials Supplies 32 2.4%
Meal Snack Fee 11 0.8%
Late Pick Up 1,101 81.3%
Charges CCAP Difference 191 14.1%

Note: Providers could give more than one response which is why this will not equal 100%

Table 24: Additional Fees Charged by Licensed Family Child Care Group Home Providers: School-Age Children, Before and After School Programs (Full- and Part-Time)

Fees N Percent Total
Registration/Application 73 29.1%
Deposit Required 79 31.5%
Field Trips 56 22.3%
Transportation 46 18.3%
Materials Supplies 14 5.6%
Meal Snack Fee 3 1.2%
Late Pick Up 192 76.5%
Charges CCAP Difference 49 19.5%

Note: Providers could give more than one response which is why this will not equal 100%

Availability of Care During Non-Standard Hours

For the market rate survey analysis, a provider could be represented by more than one service if the inclusion criteria for before and after school programs were met.

Of the 730 centers, 42 providers (5.8%) held a license for overnight care.

Family care providers were more likely to offer non-standard hours for school-aged children than centers. 661 providers (38.9%) of the 1701 providers were licensed to provide overnight care.

Of the 282 family child care group home providers, 106 (37.6%) providers were licensed for overnight care.

Full-Time Summer Programs

When school is not in session over the summer months, many school-age children are cared for in full-time summer child care programs provided by centers, family child care providers, and/or group home providers.

The sample selection process for the full-time school-age summer programs was nearly identical to that of the 6 weeks to 5 years of age sample, but this sample included providers who provided care only during the summer or year round (including the summer). The sample selection process resulted in a sample of 1,050 licensed providers. Of these providers, 320 were child care center providers, 643 were licensed family child care providers, and 87 were group child care home providers. Tables 25, 26, and 27 present the breakdown by SDA of providers in the market rate sample who offer full-time summer programs for school-age children.

Table 25: Breakdown of Market Rate Sample by Illinois CCR&R Service Delivery Area: School-Age Summer Programs Licensed Child Care Centers

Service Delivery Area

  (SDA)

Number of Providers Column Percent

Total Licensed Capacity,

6 to 12 year olds

Percent of Total Licensed Capacity,

6 to 12 year olds

Mean Per Provider Licensed Capacity,

6 to 12 year olds

1 9 2.8% 275 3.4% 30.6
2 26 8.1% 1,003 12.4% 38.6
3 3 0.9% 47 0.6% 15.7
4 48 15.0% 1,263 15.6% 26.3
5 61 19.1% 1,084 13.4% 17.8
6 55 17.2% 1,383 17.1% 25.2
7 19 5.9% 664 8.2% 35.0
8 22 6.9% 430 5.3% 19.6
9 17 5.3% 415 5.1% 24.4
10 18 5.6% 582 7.2% 32.3
11 9 2.8% 160 2.0% 17.8
12 3 0.9% 72 0.9% 24.0
13 21 6.6% 600 7.4% 28.6
15 7 2.2% 74 0.9% 10.6
16 2 0.6% 61 0.8% 30.5
Illinois 320 100.0% 8,113 100.0% 25.4

Note: Table rows are hidden for SDAs that do not have more than one provider in the sample, but the statewide total row and column percentages are calculated based on the full sample of 320 child care centers.

Table 26: Breakdown of Market Rate Sample by Illinois CCR&R Service Delivery Area: School-Age Summer Programs Licensed Family Child Care Home Providers

Service Delivery Area

  (SDA)

Number of

Providers

Column

Percent

Total Enrollment,

6 to 12 year olds

Percent of Total Enrollment,

6 to 12 year olds

Mean Per Provider Enrollment,

6 to 12 year olds

1 23 3.6% 68 4.0% 3.0
2 55 8.6% 172 10.2% 3.1
3 4 0.6% 17 1.0% 4.3
4 5 0.8% 10 0.6% 2.0
5 39 6.1% 89 5.3% 2.3
6 117 18.2% 193 11.4% 1.7
7 114 17.7% 324 19.2% 2.9
8 11 1.7% 36 2.1% 3.3
9 28 4.4% 49 2.9% 1.8
10 108 16.8% 349 20.6% 3.2
11 23 3.6% 62 3.7% 2.7
12 65 10.1% 163 9.6% 2.5
13 22 3.4% 59 3.5% 2.7
15 21 3.3% 74 4.4% 3.5
16 7 1.1% 24 1.4% 3.4
Illinois 643 100.0% 1,692 100.0% 2.6

Note: Table rows are hidden for SDAs that do not have more than one provider in the sample, but the statewide total row and column percentages are calculated based on the full sample of 643 family child care homes.

Table 27: Breakdown of Market Rate Sample by Illinois CCR&R Service Delivery Area: School-Age Summer Programs Licensed Family Child Care Group Home Providers

Service Delivery Area

  (SDA)

Number of

Providers

Column

Percent

Total Enrollment,

6 to 12 year olds

Percent of Total Enrollment,

6 to 12 year olds

Mean Per Provider Enrollment,

6 to 12 year olds

2 12 13.8% 32 13.3% 2.7
4 2 2.3% 16 6.6% 8.0
5 8 9.2% 20 8.3% 2.5
6 32 36.8% 75 31.1% 2.3
7 5 5.8% 19 7.9% 3.8
9 7 8.1% 9 3.7% 1.3
10 9 10.3% 23 9.5% 2.6
11 2 2.3% 9 3.7% 4.5
12 2 2.3% 9 3.7% 4.5
15 5 5.8% 14 5.8% 2.8
16 2 2.3% 11 4.6% 5.5
Illinois 87 100.0% 241 100.0% 2.8

Note: Table rows are hidden for SDAs that do not have more than one provider in the sample, but the statewide total row and column percentages are calculated based on the full sample of 87 family child care group homes.

Full-Time Daily Licensed Summer Rates

The rates for full-time daily licensed summer programs for school-age children were calculated in the same manner as those rates for licensed providers of children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Table 28 displays the daily full-time child care rates for summer programs for children 6 to 12 years of age for the entire state of Illinois.

Table 28: Daily Full-Time Rates, Licensed Summer Programs: School-Age Children

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

(FROM)

95% Conf Interval

(TO)

25th %ile Med 75th %ile
Child Care Centers 320 8,113 $35.49 $35.41 $35.58 $30.00 $35.40 $41.00
Family Child Care Homes 643 1,692 $28.65 $28.54 $28.77 $25.00 $29.00 $32.75
Group Child Care Homes 87 241 $31.78 $31.52 $32.03 $28.28 $32.00 $35.00

Tables 29, 30, and 31 display the full-time daily rates broken down by county reimbursement group for child care centers, family home care providers, and family child care group home providers who offer full-time summer programs for school-age children.

Table 29: Full-Time Daily Licensed Child Care Center per Slot Rates by County Reimbursement Group: Summer Programs

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean 95% Conf Interval (FROM) 95% Conf Interval (TO) 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP Max
Group IA 140 3,753 $40.65 $40.55 $40.75 $38.00 $40.80 $44.80 $40.00
Group IB 120 2,912 $35.16 $35.04 $35.29 $30.00 $35.00 $39.00 $37.00
Group II 60 1,448 $28.80 $28.68 $28.91 $25.00 $29.00 $32.00 $34.00

*These Child Care Assistance (CCAP) rates went into effect July 1, 2021.

Table 30: Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Home Provider per Slot Rates by County Reimbursement Group: Summer Programs

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean 95% Conf Interval (FROM) 95% Conf Interval (TO) 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP Max
Group IA 145 266 $34.92 $34.73 $35.11 $32.75 $33.90 $36.00 $36.31
Group IB 243 682 $28.89 $28.73 $29.06 $26.00 $30.00 $32.00 $32.69
Group II 255 744 $25.80 $25.66 $25.94 $22.00 $26.00 $29.00 $30.29

*These Child Care Assistance (CCAP) rates went into effect July 1, 2021.

Table 31: Full-Time Daily Licensed Family Child Care Group Home Provider per Slot Rates by County Reimbursement Group: Summer Programs

No. Pdrs No. Slots Mean 95% Conf Interval (FROM) 95% Conf Interval (TO) 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP Max
Group IA 43 118 $34.18 $33.86 $34.51 $32.75 $33.90 $35.08 $36.31
Group IB 24 54 $33.08 $32.53 $33.64 $28.08 $32.00 $35.00 $32.69
Group II 20 69 $28.38 $28.04 $28.71 $26.00 $29.00 $30.00 $30.29

*These Child Care Assistance (CCAP) rates went into effect July 1, 2021.

Additional Fees Charged

The additional fees charged by the child care center, family home, and group home providers providing full-time summer care for 6- to 12-year-olds are presented in Tables 32, 33, and 34. Table 32 shows the additional fees charged by the 320 child care centers used in this sample. Table 33 displays the extra fees charged by 643 sampled licensed family child care providers. Table 34 provides the distribution of the 87 family child care group homes in the sample that charge additional fees to parents.

Table 32: Additional Fees Charged by Licensed Child Care Centers: School-Age Children, Summer Programs

Fees N Percent Total
Registration/Application 276 83.6%
Deposit Required 86 26.1%
Field Trips 198 60.0%
Transportation 32 9.7%
Materials Supplies 45 13.6%
Meal Snack Fee 3 0.9%
Late Pick Up 257 77.9%
Charges CCAP Difference 135 40.9%

Note: Providers could give more than one response which is why this will not equal 100%

Table 33: Additional Fees Charged by Licensed Family Child Care Providers: School-Age Children, Summer Programs

Fees N Percent Total
Registration/Application 95 15.5%
Deposit Required 151 24.6%
Field Trips 98 16.0%
Transportation 47 7.7%
Materials Supplies 14 2.3%
Meal Snack Fee 4 0.7%
Late Pick Up 525 85.5%
Charges CCAP Difference 128 20.8%

Note: Providers could give more than one response which is why this will not equal 100%

Table 34: Additional Fees Charged by Licensed Family Child Care Group Home Providers: School-Age Children, Summer Programs

Fees N Percent Total
Registration/Application 24 28.9%
Deposit Required 29 34.9%
Field Trips 20 24.1%
Transportation 10 12.0%
Materials Supplies 7 8.4%
Meal Snack Fee 0 0.0%
Late Pick Up 65 78.3%
Charges CCAP Difference 24 28.9%

Note: Providers could give more than one response which is why this will not equal 100%

Availability of Care During Non-Standard Hours

Those providers who offered full-time care for school-age children during the summer did not offer very many non-standard services. Of the 320 child care center providers 10 (3.1%) had a license to provide care for children overnight.

Family care providers appear to be more likely to offer non-standard services than centers. Of the 643 family care providers, 193 (30.0%) were licensed to provide overnight care. For family child care group home providers, there were 87 providers of which 33 (37.9%) were licensed for overnight care.

Market Rates Compared To Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Rates

One of the main functions of the Market Rate Survey is to analyze child care assistance rates (subsidized child care rates) to the market rates for the state of Illinois. States are encouraged to explore geographic breakdown of the child care market. In the state of Illinois the child care market is geographically separated into three reimbursement tiers represented by groups of counties. Group 1A includes the urban counties of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry. The eligible families in these counties receive the highest assistance rates in the state. Group 1B includes: Boone, Champaign, Kankakee, Madison, McLean, Monroe, Ogle, Peoria, Rock Island, Sangamon, St. Clair, Tazewell, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago, and Woodford counties. Families who live in a Group IB county receive the next highest level of child care assistance.

The final reimbursement tier, Group II includes all other counties in the state of Illinois. Families in this reimbursement tier receive the lowest rates of child care assistance. Tables 35 through 43 display the maximum CCAP payment for child care centers, family home providers and family child care group home providers, before and after school providers (CCC, FCC, and group homes), and summer programs (CCC, FCC, group homes). The tables are broken down by county, by age of care group. For each segment, the total license capacity, and the 25th, median, and 75th percentiles of the market rate are presented.

The final column within these tables is the CCAP percentile. This column displays the percentile of available slots the maximum CCAP payment will cover, i.e., the percentage of rates in a given market that fall at or below the CCAP minimum rate. For example, a CCAP percentile of 75 means that the CCAP subsidy will allow a parent/guardian to choose from and purchase a child care slot from 75% of the available child care slots on the market. A 100.00 CCAP percentile means that using the CCAP subsidy, a parent/guardian can purchase any slot in the market. A CCAP percentile of 0.00 means that using the CCAP subsidy a parent will not be able to purchase any slots within a given market.

Please note that the samples in this section are varied due to missing provider data. Additionally, if there were less than 2 providers or less than 3 slots in a county for the type of care or age group, the data is not shown.

Table 35: CCAP Maximum Subsidies Compared to Market Rates: Licensed Child Care Centers, Children 6 weeks to 5 years old

County Group County Rates Age Group No. Slots 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP %ile 
IA Cook Infants and Toddlers 10,038 $52.18 $56.00 $62.23 64.7
Twos 6,487 $45.00 $45.00 $48.80 57.4
Preschool 19,790 $38.00 $39.00 $50.00 58.2
DeKalb Infants and Toddlers 268 $56.00 $58.16 $64.50 53.7
Twos 176 $45.00 $48.00 $51.80 41.5
Preschool 689 $38.00 $46.00 $47.00 29.6
DuPage Infants and Toddlers 3,075 $61.00 $70.40 $73.89 29.4
Twos 1,779 $48.00 $54.00 $58.00 19.9
Preschool 5,813 $49.00 $58.00 $62.00 28.1
Kane Infants and Toddlers 1,422 $57.20 $63.49 $68.60 30.5
Twos 840 $46.20 $50.00 $55.04 21
Preschool 2,530 $43.32 $52.20 $57.00 36.4
Kendall Infants and Toddlers 481 $53.00 $57.14 $66.41 62
Twos 250 $46.00 $47.20 $56.00 32.8
Preschool 805 $41.50 $44.80 $54.00 21.7
Lake Infants and Toddlers 727 $49.33 $60.06 $70.14 45.5
Twos 364 $47.80 $49.00 $52.00 28.9
Preschool 1,373 $39.00 $46.00 $56.24 51.3
McHenry Infants and Toddlers 811 $57.22 $61.58 $65.78 29.1
Twos 592 $49.00 $50.40 $56.80 7.4
Preschool 1,767 $47.00 $52.80 $55.60 5.1
IB Boone Infants and Toddlers 83 $48.03 $55.00 $55.00 100
Twos 31 $38.40 $43.00 $43.00 100
Preschool 80 $36.00 $36.00 $36.00 50
Champaign Infants and Toddlers 977 $53.67 $58.17 $66.05 28.5
Twos 621 $42.40 $51.00 $53.00 21.9
Preschool 1,273 $33.00 $44.60 $46.43 31.1
Kankakee Infants and Toddlers 329 $33.96 $42.00 $44.55 100
Twos 161 $30.20 $39.60 $42.00 79.5
Preschool 466 $27.33 $28.66 $35.00 87.1
Madison Infants and Toddlers 904 $54.00 $55.00 $55.00 80.6
Twos 559 $43.00 $45.00 $45.00 61.7
Preschool 5,654 $39.00 $40.00 $40.00 11.4
McLean Infants and Toddlers 800 $50.00 $58.80 $62.68 37.8
Twos 390 $47.00 $52.00 $57.00 12.6
Preschool 1,151 $44.00 $50.60 $57.00 7.8
Monroe Infants and Toddlers 227 $41.14 $41.85 $46.20 100
Twos 151 $34.80 $38.00 $40.40 90.7
Preschool 424 $29.40 $34.00 $37.20 60.9
Ogle Infants and Toddlers 47 $50.00 $50.00 $54.00 100
Twos 31 $40.00 $40.00 $40.20 100
Preschool 145 $30.00 $35.00 $40.00 72.4
Peoria Infants and Toddlers 544 $50.00 $53.54 $54.00 87.9
Twos 284 $41.60 $42.00 $43.40 83.8
Preschool 724 $35.00 $37.80 $40.80 36.3
Rock Island Infants and Toddlers 513 $53.81 $54.00 $55.00 72.1
Twos 371 $42.00 $42.00 $44.00 72.2
Preschool 1,046 $34.50 $35.00 $35.18 82.9
Sangamon Infants and Toddlers 635 $40.00 $41.13 $48.09 89
Twos 400 $37.00 $38.00 $41.00 84.8
Preschool 1,057 $33.80 $35.00 $37.00 73
St Clair Infants and Toddlers 861 $42.11 $47.45 $54.00 86.2
Twos 532 $37.00 $39.00 $42.00 79
Preschool 1,554 $30.40 $33.00 $35.00 78.4
Tazewell Infants and Toddlers 202 $50.89 $53.80 $54.53 100
Twos 124 $40.00 $42.00 $44.60 75.8
Preschool 336 $35.84 $36.00 $38.80 72.9
Whiteside Infants and Toddlers 113 $45.00 $47.20 $54.00 100
Twos 62 $35.00 $41.20 $42.00 100
Preschool 262 $33.00 $35.00 $35.00 92.4
Will Infants and Toddlers 1,864 $51.60 $57.40 $64.25 45.3
Twos 960 $45.00 $52.00 $56.00 21.3
Preschool 3,190 $41.00 $47.00 $54.60 18.2
Winnebago Infants and Toddlers 254 $53.89 $54.00 $56.20 63.4
Twos 147 $40.00 $42.00 $47.00 54.4
Preschool 424 $35.00 $36.43 $43.00 46.9
Woodford Infants and Toddlers 42 $47.60 $51.82 $51.82 100
Twos 26 $42.80 $44.00 $44.00 100
Preschool 69 $39.09 $41.80 $41.80 0
II Adams Infants and Toddlers 175 $40.50 $40.50 $48.00 100
Twos 125 $19.29 $30.00 $39.00 96
Preschool 284 $19.29 $29.00 $36.00 71.8
Bond Infants and Toddlers 63 $37.00 $37.00 $39.00 100
Twos 24 $37.00 $37.00 $38.00 100
Preschool 60 $37.00 $37.00 $37.00 0
Bureau Infants and Toddlers 36 $39.46 $39.46 $39.46 100
Twos 22 $34.50 $34.50 $34.50 100
Preschool 101 $24.25 $24.25 $24.25 100
Calhoun Preschool 20 $23.57 $23.57 $23.57 100
Christian Infants and Toddlers 41 $31.70 $31.70 $34.44 100
Twos 29 $31.00 $31.00 $34.00 100
Preschool 74 $27.50 $27.50 $33.00 100
Clinton Infants and Toddlers 202 $35.60 $35.96 $38.40 100
Twos 107 $32.80 $32.80 $35.80 94.4
Preschool 226 $29.60 $30.60 $32.00 91.2
Coles Infants and Toddlers 163 $32.00 $34.33 $42.00 100
Twos 106 $28.00 $31.00 $36.00 100
Preschool 309 $25.44 $28.50 $32.00 88.7
Effingham Infants and Toddlers 109 $31.07 $31.09 $32.36 100
Twos 62 $28.40 $28.40 $29.00 100
Preschool 124 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 100
Fayette Infants and Toddlers 32 $29.67 $31.43 $31.43 100
Twos 30 $25.00 $29.67 $30.00 100
Preschool 64 $25.00 $25.00 $26.00 100
Franklin Infants and Toddlers 104 $35.00 $37.00 $37.00 100
Twos 70 $30.00 $32.00 $32.00 100
Preschool 133 $27.00 $27.00 $28.00 100
Fulton Infants and Toddlers 87 $36.00 $36.05 $37.67 79.3
Twos 49 $33.00 $33.19 $35.00 75.5
Preschool 109 $30.43 $31.11 $33.00 73.4
Grundy Infants and Toddlers 111 $48.00 $48.00 $48.00 85.6
Twos 55 $38.00 $38.00 $38.00 85.6
Preschool 183 $32.00 $34.67 $36.50 43.7
Hamilton Infants and Toddlers 19 $28.00 $28.00 $35.00 100
Twos 13 $23.00 $23.00 $30.00 100
Preschool 133 $23.00 $23.00 $27.00 100
Hancock Preschool 15 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 100
Henry Infants and Toddlers 137 $38.43 $42.41 $44.00 100
Twos 64 $35.50 $38.00 $40.00 100
Preschool 184 $32.00 $33.60 $35.00 64.1
Jackson Infants and Toddlers 168 $48.00 $48.00 $50.00 100
Twos 100 $38.00 $40.00 $48.00 63
Preschool 217 $32.00 $34.00 $38.00 73.7
Jefferson Infants and Toddlers 86 $41.00 $45.00 $45.00 74.4
Twos 49 $36.00 $38.00 $38.00 71.4
Preschool 158 $30.00 $33.00 $33.00 78.5
Knox Infants and Toddlers 64 $37.00 $55.00 $55.00 37.5
Twos 31 $32.00 $45.00 $45.00 51.6
Preschool 71 $31.00 $45.00 $45.00 36.6
La Salle Infants and Toddlers 116 $38.23 $48.00 $48.00 100
Twos 81 $34.00 $35.00 $38.00 100
Preschool 186 $28.00 $32.00 $32.23 100
Lee Infants and Toddlers 63 $45.00 $45.00 $45.00 100
Twos 29 $45.00 $45.00 $45.00 0
Preschool 185 $30.00 $30.00 $31.50 89.2
Livingston Infants and Toddlers 24 $35.00 $35.00 $38.00 100
Preschool 46 $29.00 $29.00 $32.00 100
Macon Infants and Toddlers 264 $40.00 $43.02 $46.80 100
Twos 178 $36.00 $38.00 $39.60 100
Preschool 436 $33.00 $35.00 $36.44 57.8
Macoupin Infants and Toddlers 75 $34.62 $38.00 $40.42 88
Twos 74 $30.00 $33.80 $38.69 89.2
Preschool 129 $28.60 $34.57 $35.00 41.9
Marion Infants and Toddlers 96 $31.82 $33.08 $35.00 100
Twos 46 $29.00 $30.00 $35.00 100
Preschool 120 $26.00 $26.00 $30.00 100
Mason Preschool 51 $38.00 $38.00 $38.00 78.4
McDonough Infants and Toddlers 117 $32.89 $32.89 $37.00 100
Twos 91 $29.78 $34.40 $34.40 100
Preschool 181 $27.60 $30.00 $31.40 100
Menard Infants and Toddlers 36 $36.84 $36.84 $39.89 100
Twos 26 $32.80 $32.80 $38.00 100
Preschool 64 $30.60 $30.60 $36.50 53.1
Mercer Infants and Toddlers 22 $36.00 $36.00 $40.00 100
Preschool 65 $32.00 $32.00 $35.00 61.5
Montgomery Infants and Toddlers 49 $37.00 $37.00 $41.00 100
Twos 38 $35.00 $35.00 $36.00 100
Preschool 74 $30.00 $30.00 $33.50 100
Morgan Infants and Toddlers 86 $37.00 $42.21 $48.00 100
Twos 49 $33.00 $33.00 $38.00 100
Preschool 206 $29.00 $29.93 $32.00 100
Moultrie Infants and Toddlers 31 $37.00 $37.00 $37.00 100
Twos 21 $25.00 $31.60 $31.60 100
Preschool 53 $25.00 $27.40 $27.40 100
Perry Infants and Toddlers 31 $35.00 $35.00 $48.00 100
Twos 25 $35.00 $38.00 $38.00 100
Preschool 40 $30.00 $32.00 $32.00 100
Randolph Infants and Toddlers 98 $30.34 $43.00 $48.00 100
Twos 46 $29.20 $42.00 $42.00 47.8
Preschool 125 $27.20 $37.00 $41.00 42.4
Saline Infants and Toddlers 90 $40.00 $42.00 $42.00 100
Twos 64 $35.83 $36.00 $36.00 100
Preschool 153 $29.93 $30.00 $32.00 100
Stephenson Preschool 265 $22.20 $22.20 $22.20 100
Vermilion Infants and Toddlers 65 $29.42 $35.00 $35.00 100
Twos 72 $27.80 $30.00 $31.00 100
Preschool 151 $24.20 $25.00 $27.00 100
Warren Preschool 45 $22.00 $36.80 $36.80 44.4
Wayne Infants and Toddlers 46 $30.00 $48.00 $48.00 100
Twos 38 $32.00 $38.00 $38.00 100
Preschool 65 $24.00 $32.00 $32.00 100
White Infants and Toddlers 30 $30.00 $48.00 $48.00 100
Twos 22 $30.00 $38.00 $38.00 100
Preschool 51 $30.00 $32.00 $32.00 100
Williamson Infants and Toddlers 340 $42.00 $48.00 $48.00 100
Twos 202 $38.00 $38.00 $38.00 100
Preschool 451 $32.00 $32.00 $33.83 82.3

Note: A given county may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that county or no provider from that county met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Data are not displayed if rates are based upon fewer than 3 slots.

Table 36: CCAP Maximum Subsidies Compared to Market Rates: Licensed Family Child Care Home Providers, Children 6 weeks to 5 years old

County Group County Rates Age Group No. Slots 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP %ile 
IA Cook Infants and Toddlers 989 $39.99 $39.99 $41.39 82.6
Twos 628 $37.26 $37.26 $38.57 75.3
Preschool 1,618 $33.90 $33.90 $35.08 79.4
DeKalb Infants and Toddlers 70 $35.00 $37.80 $40.00 82.9
Twos 30 $35.00 $37.00 $40.00 66.7
Preschool 71 $34.75 $35.00 $36.00 85.9
DuPage Infants and Toddlers 220 $40.00 $44.00 $48.00 48.6
Twos 101 $38.00 $40.00 $45.50 36.6
Preschool 174 $34.00 $37.33 $40.00 52.3
Kane Infants and Toddlers 137 $39.99 $44.00 $48.00 55.5
Twos 51 $37.29 $40.00 $45.00 43.1
Preschool 155 $33.33 $36.00 $40.00 47.7
Kendall Infants and Toddlers 47 $35.00 $40.00 $45.00 61.7
Twos 18 $33.00 $40.00 $45.00 33.3
Preschool 30 $33.00 $35.00 $41.00 60
Lake Infants and Toddlers 201 $38.64 $39.99 $39.99 94
Twos 138 $36.00 $37.26 $37.26 81.9
Preschool 459 $32.75 $33.90 $33.90 93.7
McHenry Infants and Toddlers 84 $40.00 $40.00 $45.00 64.3
Twos 38 $37.40 $40.00 $44.00 42.1
Preschool 95 $34.00 $39.00 $40.00 39
IB Boone Infants and Toddlers 14 $35.76 $35.75 $36.67 100
Twos 7 $33.24 $33.24 $35.76 100
Preschool 33 $30.52 $30.52 $33.00 72.7
Champaign Infants and Toddlers 253 $26.00 $30.08 $32.91 98.4
Twos 102 $26.31 $31.00 $32.00 98
Preschool 330 $25.00 $28.00 $30.52 85.5
Kankakee Infants and Toddlers 66 $28.00 $30.00 $33.00 92.4
Twos 29 $27.00 $29.35 $32.00 89.7
Preschool 71 $27.00 $28.50 $30.00 91.6
Madison Infants and Toddlers 74 $30.00 $35.00 $35.76 74.3
Twos 47 $30.00 $33.24 $35.00 83
Preschool 84 $27.00 $30.14 $33.24 76.2
McLean Infants and Toddlers 97 $30.59 $35.00 $37.00 83.5
Twos 63 $30.00 $34.00 $36.00 76.2
Preschool 168 $29.13 $34.00 $35.00 52.4
Ogle Infants and Toddlers 53 $30.00 $33.50 $35.00 84.9
Twos 35 $30.00 $30.60 $35.00 85.7
Preschool 97 $27.00 $30.00 $32.00 74.2
Peoria Infants and Toddlers 22 $31.50 $36.00 $40.00 81.8
Twos 20 $33.00 $35.00 $40.00 55
Preschool 31 $30.00 $36.00 $40.00 51.6
Rock Island Infants and Toddlers 195 $32.00 $35.76 $36.00 90.8
Twos 105 $30.00 $33.24 $34.50 83.8
Preschool 262 $30.00 $32.00 $33.00 67.6
Sangamon Infants and Toddlers 120 $30.00 $35.00 $35.76 86.7
Twos 87 $30.00 $33.24 $33.24 85.1
Preschool 251 $28.08 $30.52 $30.55 76.9
St Clair Infants and Toddlers 226 $34.56 $35.76 $35.76 86.7
Twos 116 $32.12 $33.24 $34.00 88.8
Preschool 228 $29.48 $30.52 $32.74 79
Tazewell Infants and Toddlers 21 $32.00 $35.00 $35.00 81
Twos 13 $33.25 $34.00 $35.00 84.6
Preschool 36 $30.00 $33.00 $35.00 41.7
Whiteside Infants and Toddlers 79 $30.00 $32.00 $35.00 100
Twos 28 $30.00 $32.50 $35.00 100
Preschool 97 $30.00 $31.00 $35.00 63.9
Will Infants and Toddlers 275 $32.50 $36.00 $39.00 74.6
Twos 124 $30.00 $35.00 $38.00 62.9
Preschool 225 $30.00 $34.00 $36.00 50.2
Winnebago Infants and Toddlers 188 $28.00 $32.00 $35.67 95.2
Twos 113 $28.00 $33.00 $33.24 92
Preschool 328 $26.00 $30.00 $31.00 79.9
Woodford Infants and Toddlers 12 $26.00 $30.00 $40.00 33.3
Twos 8 $26.00 $30.00 $40.00 50
Preschool 5 $26.00 $30.00 $40.00 80
II Adams Infants and Toddlers 166 $25.00 $26.00 $33.30 100
Twos 89 $25.00 $26.00 $30.87 100
Preschool 282 $23.00 $25.00 $28.28 97.9
Brown Infants and Toddlers 12 $20.00 $25.00 $25.00 100
Twos 18 $20.00 $22.00 $25.00 100
Preschool 15 $20.00 $22.00 $25.00 100
Bureau Infants and Toddlers 6 $28.00 $28.00 $30.00 100
Preschool 4 $28.00 $28.00 $30.00 100
Carroll Infants and Toddlers 10 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Twos 7 $25.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Preschool 16 $25.00 $25.00 $28.00 100
Cass Infants and Toddlers 5 $23.00 $35.00 $35.00 100
Preschool 6 $23.00 $35.00 $35.00 66.7
Christian Infants and Toddlers 16 $30.00 $32.65 $35.00 93.8
Twos 8 $29.00 $30.87 $30.87 100
Preschool 29 $25.00 $28.28 $28.28 79.3
Clark Infants and Toddlers 11 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 100
Twos 3 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 100
Preschool 24 $20.00 $22.00 $25.00 100
Clay Infants and Toddlers 10 $22.00 $22.00 $24.00 100
Twos 7 $22.00 $22.00 $24.00 100
Preschool 25 $22.00 $22.00 $24.00 100
Clinton Infants and Toddlers 26 $25.00 $30.00 $30.00 88.5
Twos 14 $25.00 $25.00 $30.00 78.6
Preschool 34 $25.00 $25.00 $30.00 82.4
Coles Infants and Toddlers 35 $25.00 $30.00 $33.00 100
Twos 29 $25.00 $30.00 $31.00 79.3
Preschool 58 $25.00 $28.00 $29.33 82.8
Crawford Infants and Toddlers 14 $25.00 $33.30 $33.50 100
Twos 13 $25.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Preschool 29 $25.00 $27.00 $30.00 100
Cumberland Infants and Toddlers 5 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 100
Twos 4 $20.00 $25.00 $29.00 100
Preschool 16 $20.00 $25.00 $29.00 100
DeWitt Infants and Toddlers 9 $25.00 $27.00 $27.00 66.7
Twos 8 $20.00 $27.00 $27.00 87.5
Preschool 26 $20.00 $27.00 $27.00 100
Douglas Infants and Toddlers 20 $25.00 $27.25 $32.00 100
Twos 18 $25.00 $29.39 $32.00 94.4
Preschool 33 $24.96 $27.00 $30.00 84.9
Edgar Infants and Toddlers 21 $25.00 $30.00 $34.00 100
Twos 13 $25.00 $28.28 $31.00 100
Preschool 26 $20.00 $25.00 $28.50 100
Effingham Infants and Toddlers 54 $25.00 $26.00 $28.00 94.4
Twos 34 $25.00 $26.00 $30.00 100
Preschool 81 $24.39 $25.00 $27.00 88.9
Fayette Infants and Toddlers 18 $23.00 $29.67 $33.00 77.8
Twos 7 $23.00 $30.00 $31.00 85.7
Preschool 13 $24.00 $28.00 $29.00 84.6
Ford Infants and Toddlers 17 $27.00 $30.00 $32.00 100
Twos 18 $25.00 $30.00 $32.00 100
Preschool 40 $25.00 $28.00 $32.00 72.5
Franklin Infants and Toddlers 31 $34.46 $35.00 $35.67 96.8
Twos 13 $31.96 $33.07 $33.07 84.6
Preschool 68 $29.27 $30.29 $30.29 80.9
Fulton Infants and Toddlers 6 $27.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Twos 3 $27.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Greene Preschool 10 $18.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Hancock Infants and Toddlers 27 $20.00 $20.00 $24.00 100
Twos 16 $20.00 $20.00 $25.00 100
Preschool 85 $20.00 $20.00 $24.00 100
Henderson Infants and Toddlers 5 $20.00 $26.00 $26.00 80
Twos 3 $20.00 $26.00 $26.00 100
Preschool 6 $20.00 $26.00 $26.00 100
Henry Infants and Toddlers 70 $25.00 $30.00 $32.17 80
Twos 31 $25.00 $28.00 $30.00 87.1
Preschool 77 $25.00 $27.32 $30.00 90.9
Iroquois Infants and Toddlers 32 $20.00 $26.00 $30.00 100
Twos 22 $20.00 $26.00 $30.00 86.4
Preschool 39 $20.00 $24.00 $28.00 100
Jackson Infants and Toddlers 34 $30.00 $34.46 $35.67 100
Twos 22 $30.00 $30.00 $33.07 100
Preschool 47 $30.00 $30.00 $30.29 100
Jasper Infants and Toddlers 18 $20.00 $20.00 $33.00 100
Twos 13 $20.00 $20.00 $26.00 100
Preschool 14 $20.00 $20.00 $29.41 100
Jefferson Infants and Toddlers 28 $30.00 $33.30 $34.60 100
Twos 11 $30.00 $30.87 $31.96 90.9
Preschool 48 $26.95 $28.28 $29.54 95.8
Jo Daviess Infants and Toddlers 26 $24.00 $25.00 $28.00 100
Twos 16 $23.00 $25.00 $26.00 100
Preschool 44 $23.00 $24.00 $26.00 100
Johnson Preschool 6 $24.00 $24.00 $31.00 50
Knox Infants and Toddlers 49 $25.00 $30.00 $35.00 91.8
Twos 28 $25.00 $30.00 $32.00 85.7
Preschool 77 $24.96 $28.28 $30.00 76.6
La Salle Infants and Toddlers 6 $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 100
Twos 3 $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 0
Preschool 9 $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 0
Lee Infants and Toddlers 30 $30.00 $30.00 $32.00 100
Twos 16 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Preschool 54 $28.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Livingston Infants and Toddlers 22 $25.00 $30.00 $32.00 100
Twos 11 $25.00 $30.00 $30.00 90.9
Preschool 30 $25.00 $30.00 $30.00 90
Logan Infants and Toddlers 17 $27.00 $30.00 $32.00 94.1
Twos 10 $28.00 $30.00 $31.00 90
Preschool 27 $25.00 $28.00 $30.00 77.8
Macon Infants and Toddlers 27 $26.00 $28.32 $33.30 85.2
Twos 30 $28.00 $29.39 $30.86 100
Preschool 55 $24.96 $26.00 $28.28 100
Macoupin Infants and Toddlers 11 $25.00 $26.00 $26.00 100
Twos 11 $25.00 $26.00 $26.00 100
Preschool 30 $25.00 $26.00 $26.00 100
Marion Infants and Toddlers 17 $20.00 $25.00 $32.20 100
Twos 13 $20.00 $25.00 $28.00 100
Preschool 20 $20.00 $24.00 $28.00 100
Mason Infants and Toddlers 3 $25.00 $35.00 $35.00 100
Preschool 8 $25.00 $25.00 $30.33 62.5
McDonough Infants and Toddlers 8 $20.00 $20.00 $32.00 100
Twos 7 $17.00 $22.00 $25.00 100
Preschool 20 $20.00 $25.00 $28.00 100
Menard Infants and Toddlers 14 $26.33 $30.00 $33.30 92.9
Twos 7 $25.00 $30.00 $30.00 85.7
Preschool 32 $22.00 $24.67 $28.00 87.5
Mercer Infants and Toddlers 15 $25.00 $30.00 $35.00 100
Preschool 24 $25.00 $30.00 $33.00 75
Montgomery Infants and Toddlers 15 $25.00 $30.00 $33.60 80
Twos 11 $25.00 $30.00 $35.00 81.8
Preschool 32 $25.00 $30.00 $35.00 56.3
Morgan Infants and Toddlers 17 $30.00 $33.50 $35.00 82.4
Twos 19 $26.00 $30.87 $35.00 73.7
Preschool 36 $24.00 $30.00 $35.00 66.7
Moultrie Infants and Toddlers 12 $25.00 $34.00 $35.00 100
Twos 9 $25.00 $28.00 $31.00 77.8
Preschool 15 $25.00 $28.00 $30.00 100
Perry Infants and Toddlers 15 $30.00 $34.46 $34.46 100
Twos 6 $30.00 $31.96 $31.96 83.3
Preschool 21 $29.27 $29.27 $30.00 71.4
Piatt Infants and Toddlers 14 $25.00 $30.00 $32.09 100
Twos 5 $30.00 $30.00 $30.87 100
Preschool 14 $20.00 $28.28 $30.00 78.6
Pike Infants and Toddlers 53 $20.00 $22.00 $25.00 94.3
Twos 24 $20.00 $21.00 $30.87 91.7
Preschool 58 $20.00 $21.00 $28.28 98.3
Pulaski Twos 4 $33.07 $33.07 $33.07 100
Preschool 6 $30.29 $30.29 $30.29 100
Randolph Infants and Toddlers 4 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 50
Preschool 5 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 80
Richland Infants and Toddlers 12 $26.00 $33.30 $35.00 100
Twos 7 $25.00 $26.00 $30.87 85.7
Preschool 16 $20.00 $26.00 $28.28 100
Saline Infants and Toddlers 15 $34.46 $35.67 $35.67 66.7
Twos 10 $31.96 $33.07 $33.07 100
Preschool 28 $29.27 $30.29 $30.29 100
Schuyler Infants and Toddlers 4 $20.00 $20.00 $25.00 100
Twos 5 $20.00 $23.00 $24.00 100
Preschool 11 $18.00 $22.00 $22.33 100
Stephenson Infants and Toddlers 47 $25.00 $33.30 $33.30 95.7
Twos 26 $27.00 $30.87 $30.87 88.5
Preschool 63 $22.00 $28.28 $28.28 87.3
Vermilion Infants and Toddlers 57 $33.30 $33.30 $33.30 100
Twos 66 $28.28 $30.87 $30.87 97
Preschool 131 $28.28 $28.28 $28.28 97.7
Warren Infants and Toddlers 21 $20.00 $26.00 $35.00 100
Twos 15 $20.00 $25.00 $30.00 80
Preschool 29 $20.00 $24.39 $30.00 72.4
Wayne Infants and Toddlers 3 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 100
Williamson Infants and Toddlers 36 $31.50 $34.00 $35.67 94.4
Twos 29 $30.00 $32.00 $33.07 89.7
Preschool 57 $29.27 $30.00 $30.29 84.2

Note: A given county may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that county or no provider from that county met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Data are not displayed if rates are based upon fewer than 3 slots.

Table 37: CCAP Maximum Subsidies Compared to Market Rates: Licensed Family Child Care Group Home Providers, Children 6 weeks to 5 years old

County Group County Rates Age Group No. Slots 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP %ile 
IA Cook Infants and Toddlers 396 $39.99 $39.99 $42.50 68.4
Twos 241 $37.26 $37.26 $42.00 58.9
Preschool 604 $33.90 $33.90 $40.00 60.3
DeKalb Infants and Toddlers 15 $30.00 $37.00 $40.00 73.3
Twos 8 $30.00 $37.00 $40.00 62.5
Preschool 30 $30.00 $37.0 $39.00 50
DuPage Infants and Toddlers 129 $40.00 $49.00 $53.14 36.4
Twos 60 $40.00 $49.00 $52.00 18.3
Preschool 151 $36.00 $45.00 $50.00 33.8
Kane Infants and Toddlers 45 $39.60 $40.00 $44.00 51.1
Twos 21 $36.60 $40.00 $44.00 28.6
Preschool 46 $31.19 $40.00 $40.00 32.6
Kendall Infants and Toddlers 13 $36.00 $40.67 $49.00 69.2
Twos 6 $36.00 $39.00 $46.00 83.3
Preschool 7 $36.00 $37.00 $43.00 57.1
Lake Infants and Toddlers 67 $38.64 $39.99 $40.00 89.6
Twos 51 $36.00 $37.00 $38.00 72.6
Preschool 170 $32.75 $33.90 $35.00 83.5
McHenry Infants and Toddlers 42 $40.00 $43.00 $45.00 31
Twos 24 $40.00 $42.50 $44.00 0
Preschool 55 $41.80 $43.00 $45.00 1.8
IB Champaign Infants and Toddlers 29 $32.33 $35.76 $40.00 69
Twos 25 $31.57 $33.24 $40.00 44
Preschool 54 $26.93 $30.52 $35.00 59.3
Madison Infants and Toddlers 8 $37.80 $40.00 $40.00 62.5
Twos 4 $37.00 $40.00 $40.00 0
Preschool 10 $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 0
McLean Infants and Toddlers 22 $34.00 $35.00 $39.00 54.6
Twos 21 $32.00 $35.00 $39.00 57.1
Preschool 59 $32.00 $36.00 $50.00 25.4
Ogle Infants and Toddlers 11 $28.00 $30.00 $34.00 100
Twos 8 $30.00 $34.00 $35.00 62.5
Preschool 26 $25.40 $34.00 $34.00 57.7
Peoria Infants and Toddlers 11 $25.00 $37.00 $37.00 100
Twos 3 $25.00 $33.00 $33.00 100
Preschool 11 $25.00 $27.00 $27.00 100
Rock Island Infants and Toddlers 4 $35.00 $35.00 $35.76 100
Twos 6 $32.00 $33.24 $35.00 100
Preschool 16 $30.52 $32.00 $32.00 100
Sangamon Infants and Toddlers 7 $26.00 $26.00 $26.00 100
Twos 5 $26.00 $26.00 $35.00 100
Preschool 16 $26.00 $26.00 $31.00 100
St Clair Infants and Toddlers 28 $35.76 $35.76 $40.00 64.3
Twos 18 $33.25 $33.24 $40.00 33.3
Preschool 46 $30.52 $30.52 $37.00 63
Will Infants and Toddlers 69 $38.00 $41.00 $45.00 20.3
Twos 33 $37.00 $40.00 $45.00 24.2
Preschool 73 $35.00 $37.00 $41.77 26
Winnebago Infants and Toddlers 22 $31.50 $32.14 $35.76 100
Twos 11 $30.37 $35.00 $35.00 90.9
Preschool 24 $27.50 $31.00 $35.00 54.2
II Clinton Infants and Toddlers 16 $27.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Twos 8 $27.00 $30.00 $30.00 75
Preschool 21 $27.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Crawford Twos 5 $26.00 $32.00 $32.00 100
Preschool 12 $26.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Douglas Preschool 11 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Edgar Infants and Toddlers 7 $34.00 $34.00 $35.67 100
Twos 4 $25.00 $30.00 $31.00 100
Preschool 15 $25.00 $29.00 $30.00 100
Effingham Infants and Toddlers 16 $25.00 $25.00 $35.00 100
Twos 13 $25.00 $25.00 $35.00 100
Preschool 17 $23.00 $24.00 $35.00 53.9
Hancock Infants and Toddlers 13 $20.00 $23.00 $27.00 100
Twos 6 $20.00 $23.00 $27.00 100
Preschool 9 $20.00 $23.00 $27.00 100
Henry Infants and Toddlers 10 $33.30 $33.30 $35.00 100
Twos 6 $22.00 $31.34 $35.00 83.3
Preschool 14 $22.00 $31.11 $33.00 21.4
Jefferson Infants and Toddlers 18 $31.20 $33.30 $33.30 88.9
Twos 15 $30.00 $30.00 $30.87 80
Preschool 43 $28.28 $28.28 $30.00 86.1
Lee Infants and Toddlers 11 $27.00 $27.00 $34.46 100
Twos 3 $27.00 $27.00 $31.96 66.7
Preschool 7 $27.00 $27.00 $29.27 100
Livingston Infants and Toddlers 10 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Twos 6 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Preschool 12 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Logan Infants and Toddlers 6 $29.00 $32.50 $36.00 33.3
Twos 5 $27.00 $30.00 $33.00 100
Preschool 11 $27.00 $29.00 $31.00 54.6
Macoupin Preschool 11 $24.80 $24.80 $28.28 100
Marion Infants and Toddlers 11 $33.30 $33.30 $36.00 63.6
Twos 10 $30.87 $30.87 $31.00 100
Preschool 15 $28.28 $28.28 $31.00 40
Pike Infants and Toddlers 7 $27.00 $27.00 $27.00 100
Twos 4 $22.00 $27.00 $27.00 100
Preschool 8 $20.00 $27.00 $27.00 100
Richland Infants and Toddlers 6 $30.00 $33.30 $33.30 100
Twos 3 $30.00 $30.87 $30.87 100
Preschool 16 $28.28 $28.28 $30.00 100
Saline Infants and Toddlers 5 $29.50 $34.46 $34.46 100
Twos 8 $29.00 $31.96 $31.96 100
Preschool 6 $29.00 $29.27 $29.27 100
Williamson Infants and Toddlers 7 $32.00 $32.00 $37.00 71.4
Preschool 16 $32.00 $32.00 $32.00 0

Note: A given county may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that county or no provider from that county met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Data are not displayed if rates are based upon fewer than 3 slots.

Table 38: CCAP Maximum Subsidies Compared to Market Rates: Licensed Child Care Centers, Children 6 to 12 years, Before and After School

County Group County Rates Age Group No. Slots 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP %ile
IA Cook School-Age 5,590 $14.67 $16.52 $19.57 79.6
DeKalb School-Age 199 $4.98 $14.00 $24.86 54.8
DuPage School-Age 1,682 $13.62 $15.00 $16.67 90.2
Kane School-Age 890 $12.09 $14.27 $17.00 87.1
Kendall School-Age 292 $11.00 $11.50 $14.33 100
Lake School-Age 278 $11.50 $13.75 $22.80 78.4
McHenry School-Age 863 $11.28 $15.33 $22.00 60.1
IB Boone School-Age 79 $32.61 $32.61 $32.61 74.7
Champaign School-Age 543 $8.70 $10.31 $19.04 81.6
Kankakee School-Age 269 $5.83 $6.98 $8.67 100
Madison School-Age 593 $15.00 $19.05 $19.05 79.8
McLean School-Age 433 $12.50 $18.13 $23.13 64.4
Monroe School-Age 190 $6.00 $8.33 $14.17 100
Ogle School-Age 45 $8.75 $14.29 $14.29 100
Peoria School-Age 76 $11.81 $11.81 $18.42 85.5
Rock Island School-Age 403 $8.71 $8.75 $9.21 100
Sangamon School-Age 387 $8.00 $8.17 $12.50 100
St Clair School-Age 674 $6.83 $7.29 $9.00 100
Tazewell School-Age 136 $8.00 $10.83 $12.17 100
Whiteside School-Age 40 $6.25 $8.75 $8.75 100
Will School-Age 912 $9.83 $11.67 $12.92 100
Winnebago School-Age 193 $8.52 $8.63 $13.71 89.6
II Adams School-Age 140 $6.03 $6.03 $7.27 100
Bond School-Age 43 $6.67 $7.40 $7.40 100
Christian School-Age 45 $8.33 $8.33 $10.43 100
Clinton School-Age 162 $7.83 $8.18 $8.52 100
Coles School-Age 126 $6.59 $7.05 $8.17 100
Effingham School-Age 69 $4.35 $5.26 $8.79 100
Fayette School-Age 41 $5.63 $6.82 $6.82 100
Fulton School-Age 86 $6.95 $11.74 $17.92 82.6
Grundy School-Age 72 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 58.3
Hancock School-Age 15 $3.81 $20.00 $20.00 66.7
Henry School-Age 95 $7.27 $7.95 $7.95 100
LaSalle School-Age 55 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 100
Lee School-Age 165 $9.60 $9.60 $18.00 90.9
Livingston School-Age 18 $13.75 $13.75 $13.75 100
Macon School-Age 214 $8.18 $9.38 $9.83 100
Macoupin School-Age 72 $7.29 $7.29 $8.33 100
Marion School-Age 114 $5.71 $5.91 $5.91 100
Morgan School-Age 88 $6.50 $7.27 $8.18 100
Moultrie School-Age 35 $6.08 $6.08 $6.36 100
Randolph School-Age 70 $11.25 $11.25 $13.75 100
Richland School-Age 30 $6.93 $6.93 $9.72 100
Saline School-Age 81 $7.00 $7.00 $7.00 100
Stephenson School-Age 241 $4.73 $4.73 $4.73 100
Vermilion School-Age 42 $7.40 $7.40 $8.13 100
Warren School-Age 30 $13.89 $13.89 $13.89 100
Williamson School-Age 121 $5.68 $5.68 $12.50 100

Note: A given county may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that county or no provider from that county met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Data are not displayed if rates are based upon fewer than 3 slots.

Table 39: CCAP Maximum Subsidies Compared to Market Rates: Licensed Family Child Care Providers, Children 6 to 12 years, Before and After School

County Group County Rates Age Group No. Slots 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP %ile
IA Cook School-Age 1,244 $9.42 $9.74 $14.13 95.5
Dekalb School-Age 31 $12.50 $17.50 $19.49 35.5
DuPage School-Age 78 $9.17 $13.16 $16.67 85.9
Kane School-Age 103 $9.00 $12.50 $18.18 78.6
Kendall School-Age 9 $10.00 $15.00 $20.83 77.8
Lake School-Age 444 $4.55 $7.35 $10.59 95.7
McHenry School-Age 60 $12.50 $15.45 $17.50 83.3
IB Boone School-Age 15 $8.13 $8.98 $12.27 100
Champaign School-Age 278 $3.74 $5.91 $7.80 96
Kankakee School-Age 37 $5.28 $7.50 $9.72 100
Madison School-Age 52 $5.56 $8.48 $13.89 90.4
McLean School-Age 52 $7.50 $11.25 $18.75 71.2
Ogle School-Age 59 $7.50 $12.50 $16.67 78
Peoria School-Age 18 $5.71 $11.11 $15.24 61.1
Rock Island School-Age 156 $10.00 $13.33 $16.50 84.6
Sangamon School-Age 87 $10.00 $13.33 $16.50 96.6
St Clair School-Age 233 $4.24 $8.19 $8.48 98.7
Tazewell School-Age 14 $8.00 $10.83 $12.17 100
Whiteside School-Age 90 $14.00 $15.04 $20.00 55.6
Will School-Age 116 $5.56 $8.00 $10.42 93.1
Winnebago School-Age 178 $6.06 $8.13 $11.76 96.6
Woodford School-Age 18 $4.17 $4.35 $11.25 100
II Adams School-Age 113 $5.11 $5.85 $6.50 100
Carroll School-Age 8 $7.00 $10.00 $18.75 50
Christian School-Age 12 $6.96 $11.78 $12.50 100
Clark School-Age 4 $5.45 $5.56 $5.71 100
Clay School-Age 17 $4.17 $4.17 $4.80 100
Clinton School-Age 25 $5.68 $10.87 $13.89 92
Coles School-Age 30 $5.83 $6.90 $10.53 86.7
Crawford School-Age 7 $5.91 $5.91 $7.78 100
Cumberland School-Age 10 $2.27 $4.80 $13.18 100
Dewitt School-Age 8 $6.25 $7.50 $12.50 87.5
Douglas School-Age 27 $5.00 $6.25 $11.90 81.5
Edgar School-Age 17 $6.82 $10.18 $12.50 88.2
Effingham School-Age 33 $5.26 $6.49 $10.95 100
Fayette School-Age 9 $5.00 $6.25 $6.25 100
Ford School-Age 11 $6.25 $9.38 $17.50 36.4
Franklin School-Age 49 $8.89 $8.89 $8.89 100
Greene School-Age 5 $4.17 $4.76 $5.77 100
Hancock School-Age 28 $4.76 $5.22 $7.89 89.3
Henderson School-Age 5 $11.11 $11.11 $11.11 100
Henry School-Age 41 $10.00 $10.00 $13.89 100
Iroquois School-Age 29 $4.55 $6.98 $10.00 100
Jackson School-Age 31 $5.56 $5.56 $5.56 100
Jasper School-Age 18 $4.17 $7.50 $7.50 100
Jefferson School-Age 39 $3.93 $4.71 $13.33 87.2
Jo Daviess School-Age 24 $6.25 $10.00 $13.00 100
Knox School-Age 50 $11.78 $12.50 $14.58 88
Lawrence School-Age 12 $8.18 $8.57 $9.62 100
Lee School-Age 36 $11.36 $13.89 $16.67 33.3
Livingston School-Age 13 $6.25 $6.25 $8.75 92.3
Logan School-Age 10 $8.07 $11.36 $22.50 70
Macon School-Age 61 $5.00 $5.22 $7.86 100
Macoupin School-Age 10 $4.55 $5.24 $5.24 100
Marion School-Age 10 $3.93 $6.73 $8.33 100
Mason School-Age 7 $8.93 $8.93 $10.87 100
McDonough School-Age 13 $4.55 $4.55 $4.55 100
Menard School-Age 14 $5.83 $6.82 $7.08 100
Mercer School-Age 12 $4.55 $7.50 $7.50 100
Montgomery School-Age 8 $5.00 $6.67 $37.50 62.5
Morgan School-Age 30 $5.89 $6.82 $8.33 100
Moultrie School-Age 21 $6.00 $6.25 $6.52 100
Piatt School-Age 11 $5.65 $6.25 $6.98 100
Pike School-Age 33 $2.50 $5.00 $6.15 100
Richland School-Age 14 $5.44 $6.32 $7.44 100
Schuyler School-Age 4 $5.00 $6.36 $7.14 100
Scott School-Age 4 $5.00 $5.00 $6.00 100
Shelby School-Age 12 $7.22 $8.18 $8.18 100
Stephenson School-Age 38 $5.20 $7.86 $10.88 100
Vermilion School-Age 158 $10.88 $11.78 $12.85 95.6
Warren School-Age 14 $10.00 $10.53 $14.58 71.4
Williamson School-Age 27 $7.50 $15.00 $15.00 100

Note: A given county may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that county or no provider from that county met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Data are not displayed if rates are based upon fewer than 3 slots.

Table 40: CCAP Maximum Subsidies Compared to Market Rates: Licensed Family Child Care Group Home Providers, Children 6 to 12 years, Before and After School

County Group County Rates Age Group No. Slots 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP %ile
IA Cook School-Age 377 $9.42 $10.42 $15.42 87
DeKalb School-Age 12 $15.00 $16.94 $19.47 41.7
DuPage School-Age 72 $9.13 $15.00 $19.80 79.2
Kane School-Age 19 $11.00 $16.67 $19.17 52.6
Kendall School-Age 3 $5.42 $8.00 $8.00 100
Lake School-Age 129 $6.25 $9.38 $12.50 87.6
McHenry School-Age 19 $9.44 $17.00 $20.48 42.1
IB Champaign School-Age 29 $3.90 $10.53 $13.87 96.6
Madison School-Age 5 $7.00 $8.18 $8.18 100
McLean School-Age 11 $8.75 $10.63 $31.25 54.6
Ogle School-Age 13 $5.91 $5.91 $17.00 61.5
St Clair School-Age 43 $4.24 $5.56 $9.54 100
Will School-Age 38 $9.09 $11.36 $20.83 76.3
Winnebago School-Age 10 $5.90 $9.69 $10.00 100
II Clinton School-Age 13 $6.54 $6.68 $7.05 100
Crawford School-Age 11 $6.25 $6.25 $8.00 100
Edgar School-Age 6 $6.54 $7.14 $8.13 100
Effingham School-Age 7 $6.25 $14.17 $14.58 100
Hancock School-Age 7 $4.76 $5.00 $5.56 100
Henry School-Age 7 $7.00 $13.16 $13.53 100
Jefferson School-Age 18 $4.00 $7.07 $8.82 100
Lee School-Age 7 $13.50 $13.50 $19.22 57.1
Livingston School-Age 4 $7.50 $15.00 $15.00 100
Marion School-Age 7 $3.93 $6.40 $11.60 100
Richland School-Age 6 $5.00 $7.44 $7.44 100

Note: A given county may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that county or no provider from that county met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Data are not displayed if rates are based upon fewer than 3 slots.

Table 41: CCAP Maximum Subsidies Compared to Market Rates: Licensed Child Care Centers, Children 6 to 12 years, Summer Programs

County Group County Rates Age Group No. Slots 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP %ile
IA Cook School-Age 1,434 $37.00 $38.00 $40.00 64.2
DeKalb School-Age 180 $42.75 $43.40 $46.00 0
DuPage School-Age 872 $40.00 $46.80 $48.40 20.8
Kane School-Age 431 $36.60 $44.00 $45.00 22.7
Kendall School-Age 237 $38.00 $43.00 $48.00 38.8
Lake School-Age 47 $24.00 $24.00 $24.00 27.7
McHenry School-Age 640 $40.00 $45.00 $47.00 38.8
IB Boone School-Age 79 $36.00 $36.00 $36.00 74.7
Champaign School-Age 384 $28.00 $32.80 $39.00 80.2
Kankakee School-Age 72 $20.00 $25.00 $28.72 100
McLean School-Age 371 $39.00 $40.40 $43.00 25.9
Peoria School-Age 130 $34.00 $36.00 $40.80 73.1
Rock Island School-Age 464 $31.90 $35.00 $35.00 100
Sangamon School-Age 369 $30.00 $31.00 $33.00 90.5
Tazewell School-Age 142 $35.00 $36.00 $42.40 62
Will School-Age 753 $33.00 $38.00 $44.00 39.8
Winnebago School-Age 170 $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 52.9
Christian School-Age 46 $24.00 $27.00 $27.00 97.8
Coles School-Age 111 $25.00 $28.50 $30.00 100
Fulton School-Age 64 $29.03 $29.20 $48.00 76.6
Grundy School-Age 22 $27.00 $27.00 $32.00 100
Henry School-Age 95 $30.00 $32.00 $32.00 100
Jackson School-Age 61 $32.00 $35.00 $35.00 32.8
Jefferson School-Age 17 $26.00 $27.00 $27.00 100
LaSalle School-Age 70 $31.00 $31.00 $32.00 100
Lee School-Age 165 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Livingston School-Age 24 $29.00 $29.00 $32.00 100
Macon School-Age 164 $33.00 $34.60 $35.60 57.3
Macoupin School-Age 72 $28.60 $28.60 $33.55 72.2
Morgan School-Age 93 $29.00 $29.00 $32.00 100
Moultrie School-Age 35 $25.00 $27.40 $27.40 100
Stephenson School-Age 46 $23.60 $23.60 $23.60 100
Vermillion School-Age 42 $24.20 $24.20 $27.00 100

Note: A given county may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that county or no provider from that county met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Data are not displayed if rates are based upon fewer than 3 slots.

Table 42: CCAP Maximum Subsidies Compared to Market Rates: Licensed Family Child Care Providers, Children 6 to 12 years, Summer Programs

County Group County Rates Age Group No. Slots 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP %ile
IA Cook School-Age 193 $33.90 $33.90 $36.00 81.9
DeKalb School-Age 17 $35.00 $35.00 $40.00 82.4
DuPage School-Age 3 $30.00 $40.00 $40.00 33.3
Kane School-Age 9 $40.00 $41.80 $45.00 55.6
Kendall School-Age 6 $32.00 $35.00 $42.00 0
Lake School-Age 17 $32.75 $32.75 $33.90 64.7
McHenry School-Age 22 $34.00 $35.00 $36.50 86.4
IB Champaign School-Age 186 $22.44 $26.93 $29.50 92.5
McLean School-Age 31 $28.00 $30.52 $35.00 83.9
Ogle School-Age 44 $26.00 $30.00 $35.00 75
Peoria School-Age 9 $30.00 $30.00 $40.00 0
Rock Island School-Age 175 $28.00 $31.00 $32.00 78.9
Sangamon School-Age 29 $20.08 $30.52 $30.52 75.9
Tazewell School-Age 11 $18.00 $25.00 $35.00 63.6
Whiteside School-Age 55 $28.00 $30.00 $31.58 80
Will School-Age 81 $26.00 $30.00 $35.00 58
Winnebago School-Age 54 $26.00 $29.00 $30.52 85.2
Woodford School-Age 10 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 80
II Adams School-Age 96 $22.00 $26.00 $28.28 97.9
Coles School-Age 30 $24.00 $25.00 $28.00 86.7
Dewitt School-Age 4 $20.00 $26.02 $27.00 100
Edgar School-Age 9 $20.00 $28.28 $29.00 100
Effingham School-Age 15 $23.00 $25.00 $28.00 100
Ford School-Age 11 $25.00 $28.00 $32.00 90.9
Hancock School-Age 24 $19.00 $20.00 $25.00 100
Henderson School-Age 5 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 100
Henry School-Age 42 $25.00 $26.00 $30.00 100
Iroquois School-Age 8 $20.00 $24.00 $28.00 100
Jackson School-Age 6 $30.00 $30.29 $30.29 100
Jasper School-Age 12 $18.00 $20.00 $29.27 83.3
Jefferson School-Age 19 $25.00 $28.28 $30.89 52.6
Jo Daviess School-Age 13 $23.00 $24.00 $26.00 100
Knox School-Age 50 $22.00 $28.00 $30.87 76
Lee School-Age 35 $26.00 $30.00 $30.00 100
Livingston School-Age 3 $21.00 $28.00 $30.00 100
Logan School-Age 8 $25.00 $25.00 $28.00 100
Macon School-Age 10 $24.96 $25.00 $28.28 100
Marion School-Age 3 $20.00 $25.00 $28.28 100
McDonough School-Age 23 $20.00 $20.00 $28.00 100
Mercer School-Age 15 $28.00 $30.00 $32.00 53.3
Morgan School-Age 15 $20.00 $30.00 $33.00 33.3
Moultrie School-Age 15 $25.00 $28.00 $30.00 100
Pike School-Age 30 $18.50 $20.00 $28.28 83.3
Richland School-Age 5 $20.00 $26.00 $28.28 100
Saline School-Age 6 $30.29 $30.29 $30.29 100
Schuyler School-Age 4 $16.00 $19.00 $22.00 100
Shelby School-Age 7 $25.00 $25.00 $28.00 100
Vermillion School-Age 143 $28.28 $28.28 $28.28 100
Warren School-Age 19 $20.00 $20.00 $33.00 57.9

Note: A given county may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that county or no provider from that county met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Data are not displayed if rates are based upon fewer than 3 slots.

Table 43: CCAP Maximum Subsidies Compared to Market Rates: Licensed Family Child Care Group Home Providers, Children 6 to 12 years, Summer Programs

County Group County Rates Age Group No. Slots 25th %ile Med 75th %ile CCAP %ile
IA Cook School-Age 75 $33.90 $33.90 $33.90 77.3
DeKalb School-Age 7 $15.00 $30.00 $37.00 28.6
DuPage School-Age 16 $31.00 $35.00 $36.00 100
McHenry School-Age 12 $34.00 $34.00 $43.00 50
IB Champaign School-Age 23 $28.08 $30.52 $38.66 65.2
McLean School-Age 6 $32.00 $32.00 $35.00 50
Ogle School-Age 7 $30.00 $34.00 $35.00 28.6
Rock Island School-Age 5 $30.52 $32.00 $32.00 100
Will School-Age 15 $30.00 $34.00 $41.00 40
II Edgar School-Age 9 $25.00 $26.00 $29.00 100
Hancock School-Age 9 $20.00 $23.00 $27.00 100
Henry School-Age 8 $22.00 $30.00 $31.11 50
Jefferson School-Age 4 $28.28 $30.00 $30.00 100
Lee School-Age 7 $27.00 $27.00 $34.60 57.1

Note: A given county may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that county or no provider from that county met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Data are not displayed if rates are based upon fewer than 3 slots.

Appendix A: Illinois Child Care Resource & Referral Service Delivery Areas

Link to Illinois Child Care Resource & Referral Service Delivery Areas 

Appendix B: CCAP Rate Charts

This appendix includes the CCAP rate charts that were used in the analysis for this report, as well as the rate charts that were effective during the time period when the data were collected.

The CCAP rates used for the child care center analysis were effective July 1, 2021 (Figure 1). The rates used for the family child care and family child care group home analysis were also effective July 1, 2021 (Figure 2). CCAP rates during the time period when the data were collected were effective July 1, 2018 (October-December 2020).

Figure 1: CCAP Rates for Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes Effective July 1, 2021

Appendix C: License-Exempt Child Care Rates

The following tables include data collected from those child care providers who are license-exempt and chose to be listed in their local CCR&R referral database. This is only a sample of the license-exempt providers in the state of Illinois and the extent to which these providers represent the population of license-exempt providers is not clear. Table 1 presents rates for children 3 to 5 years of age for child care centers. Table 2 presents rates for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age in family child care homes. Table 3 presents rates for children 6 to 12 years of age in child care center before/after school programs. Table 4 presents rates for children 6 to 12 years of age in family home child care providers before/after school programs. Table 5 presents rates for children 6 to 12 years of age in child care center summer holiday programs. Table 6 presents rates for children 6 to 12 years of age in family home child care providers summer/holiday programs. Limited data from providers has limited the number of SDAs listed in these tables.

Appendix C, Table 1: Full-Time Daily License-Exempt Child Care Center per Slot Rates: Children 3 to 5 Years

Service Delivery Area

  (SDA)

Age Group No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

From

95% Conf Interval

To

25th %ile Med 75th %ile
1 Preschool 101 $25.50 $-222.27 $273.27 $6.00 $25.50 $45.00
2 Preschool 832 $42.50 $34.54 $50.46 $40.00 $40.00 $45.00
4 Preschool 449 $56.86 $25.75 $87.99 $40.00 $50.00 $87.00
5 Preschool 461 $53.67 $-11.13 $118.46 $25.00 $60.00 $76.00
6 Preschool 518 $66.86 $28.05 $105.67 $45.00 $50.00 $100.00
7 Preschool 185 $38.75 $2.95 $74.55 $22.50 $32.50 $55.00
10 Preschool 669 $114.00 $-89.09 $317.08 $34.50 $62.00 $193.50
11 Preschool 928 $22.00 $-54.24 $98.24 $16.00 $22.00 $28.00
13 Preschool 179 $45.00 $-32.57 $122.57 $20.00 $35.00 $80.00
14 Preschool 696 $63.27 $51.22 $75.32 $40.00 $66.00 $80.00
15 Preschool 30 $15.00 $-48.53 $78.53 $10.00 $15.00 $20.00

Note: A given SDA may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that SDA or no provider from that SDA met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Rate data are not displayed if fewer than 2 providers were represented or there were less than 3 slots. Limited data may cause confidence intervals to have a negative value.

Appendix C, Table 2: Full-Time Daily License-Exempt Child Care Home Providers per Slot Rates: Children 6 Weeks to 5 Years

Service Delivery Area

  (SDA)

Age Group No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

From

95% Conf Interval

To

25th %ile Med 75th %ile
1 Infants and Toddlers 9 $18.37 $18.35 $18.39 $18.34 $18.38 $18.38
Twos 16 $18.33 $18.26 $18.39 $18.38 $18.38 $18.38
Preschool 34 $17.93 $15.46 $20.40 $18.38 $18.38 $18.38
4 Infants and Toddlers 6 $29.33 $1.97 $56.70 $18.00 $30.00 $40.00
6 Infants and Toddlers 6 $24.28 $14.71 $33.86 $19.02 $19.02 $30.00
Twos 5 $20.87 $18.96 $22.78 $18.38 $18.38 $25.00
Preschool 10 $12.25 $-0.93 $25.43 $9.19 $9.19 $18.38
9 Infants and Toddlers 3 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00

Note: A given SDA may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that SDA or no provider from that SDA met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Rate data are not displayed if fewer than 2 providers were represented or there were less than 3 slots. Limited data may cause confidence intervals with a negative value.

Appendix C, Table 3: Full-Time Daily License-Exempt Child Care Center per Slot Rates: School-Age Before/After School Programs

Service Delivery Area

  (SDA)

Age Group No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

From

95% Conf Interval

To

25th %ile Med 75th %ile
1 School-Age 631 $17.33 $8.98 $25.69 $10.45 $18.50 $21.88
2 School-Age 1,625 $11.39 $6.89 $15.88 $9.65 $12.25 $13.13
4 School-Age 2,127 $20.99 $18.45 $23.52 $15.50 $25.00 $25.00
5 School-Age 778 $14.55 $8.66 $20.44 $5.94 $15.83 $19.80
6 School-Age 857 $16.11 $11.56 $20.66 $12.69 $16.51 $19.00
8 School-Age 325 $16.53 $8.56 $24.51 $14.00 $15.45 $20.14
9 School-Age 735 $23.47 $18.54 $28.41 $15.00 $26.00 $30.00
10 School-Age 467 $11.90 $-9.40 $33.20 $3.75 $11.11 $20.84
11 School-Age 169 $13.03 $5.20 $20.85 $5.42 $14.17 $15.00
12 School-Age 169 $17.23 $7.00 $27.46 $12.50 $19.20 $20.00
14 School-Age 2,553 $18.96 $16.33 $21.60 $13.75 $17.00 $20.06

Note: A given SDA may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that SDA or no provider from that SDA met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Rate data are not displayed if fewer than 2 providers were represented or there were less than 3 slots. Limited data may cause confidence intervals with a negative value.

Appendix C, Table 4: Full-Time Daily License-Exempt Child Care Home providers per Slot Rates: School-Age Before/After School Programs

Service Delivery Area

  (SDA)

Age Group No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

From

95% Conf Interval

To

25th %ile Med 75th %ile
1 School-Age 103 $9.27 $8.48 $10.06 $7.07 $9.00 $11.46
6 School-Age 19 $8.26 $6.78 $9.74 $6.13 $7.65 $10.21

Note: A given SDA may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that SDA or no provider from that SDA met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Rate data are not displayed if fewer than 2 providers were represented or there were less than 3 slots. Limited data may cause confidence intervals with a negative value.

Appendix C, Table 5: Full-Time Daily License-Exempt Child Care Centers per Slot Rates: Summer/Holiday Programs

Service Delivery Area

  (SDA)

Age Group No. Slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

From

95% Conf Interval

To

25th %ile Med 75th %ile
1 School-Age 230 $25.25 $13.32 $37.18 $20.00 $24.50 $30.50
2 School-Age 170 $34.00 $28.05 $39.95 $31.50 $33.50 $36.50
4 School-Age 140 $32.33 $12.41 $52.26 $24.00 $33.00 $40.00
5 School-Age 99 $34.33 $14.10 $54.57 $25.00 $38.00 $40.00
6 School-Age 475 $29.97 $12.67 $47.26 $22.43 $32.50 $37.50
7 School-Age 160 $28.00 $28.00 $28.00 $28.00 $28.00 $28.00
8 School-Age 65 $27.60 $19.98 $35.22 $27.00 $27.60 $28.20
9 School-Age 130 $36.50 $17.44 $55.56 $35.00 $36.50 $38.00
12 School-Age 44 $34.50 $-22.68 $91.68 $30.00 $34.50 $39.00

Note: A given SDA may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that SDA or no provider from that SDA met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Rate data are not displayed if fewer than 2 providers were represented or there were less than 3 slots. Limited data may cause confidence intervals with a negative value.

Appendix C, Table 6: Full-Time Daily License-Exempt Child Care Home Providers per Slot Rates: Summer/Holiday Programs

Service Delivery Area

  (SDA)

Age Group No. slots Mean

95% Conf Interval

From

95% Conf Interval

To

25th %ile Med 75th %ile
1 School-Age 7 $18.30 $18.10 $18.49 $18.38 $18.38 $18.38
6 School-Age 3 $17.92 $17.92 $19.45 $18.38 $18.38 $18.38

Note: A given SDA may not be represented in the table because rates were not available in the INCCRRA database for that SDA or no provider from that SDA met the criteria for inclusion in the sample. Rate data are not displayed if fewer than 2 providers were represented or there were less than 3 slots. Limited data may cause confidence intervals with a negative value.

Appendix D: Technical Note

The rates presented in this report are a function not only of the rate charged by each provider for a particular age group but also a function of the number of child care spaces or slots available for that age group for all providers serving that age group within a particular market. Thus, the mean rate is a weighted mean, with each provider's rate for a given age group weighted by the licensed capacity for children of that age group. Percentiles, moreover, are based upon weighting a given rate by the number of slots available at that rate, for a given age group, within a given payment region and then ordering the rates from lowest to highest.

By way of example, suppose there are two providers of infant care in a given region. One, Provider A, charges $10.00 per day and the other, Provider B, $20.00 per day. The simple mean of the two rates is $15.00 (($10.00 + $20.00) / 2 (providers)). However, Provider A has a capacity of 10 slots for infants whereas Provider B has a capacity of 20 slots. The weighted mean of the rates is $16.67 (($10.00 x 10 + $20.00 x 20) / 30 (slots)) reflecting the relative greater availability of rates at the higher $20.00 price.

Likewise, a given percentile may also differ dramatically depending on whether it is calculated by provider or by slot. Suppose this time there are four providers of infant care. Provider A charges $10.00 per day, Provider B $20.00 per day, Provider C $30.00 per day, and Provider D $40.00 per day. Let's say we wish to determine the 75th percentile and do so based on a per-provider basis. Determined in this manner, the 75th percentile is $30.00. On the other hand, if we choose to identify the 75th percentile considering the number of available slots for each rate, we may come to a different result. Suppose Provider A has one slot, Provider B two slots, Provider C three slots, and Provider D six slots. If you were to line up the rates of those 12 slots from lowest to highest and select that rates that determine where 75% of rates fall below, you would find that $40.00 represents the 75th percentile.