Emergency Daycare License and Home Daycare Resource Links

On Friday March 20, 2020 The Governor’s executive order (EO) shut down day care centers. These entities can apply for an emergency day care license under the emergency rules that DCFS posted on Friday March 20, 2020. These can be accessed at (https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/aboutus/notices/Documents/rules_407.pdf). These emergency day care centers can provide care to those individuals who are authorized to work under the EO.  Day care homes (as opposed to centers) may continue to operate (without a license from DCFS) with up to 6 children.


Additional resources related to providing emergency day care services can be found using the following link: https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/brighterfutures/healthy/Documents/COVID-19_Frequently_Asked_Questions_Following_the_Mandatory_Closure_of_All_Child_Care_Centers_and_Homes.pdf


The Office of Early Childhood Education has also posted this information: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/Pages/For-Communities.aspx


IDPH, Interim Recommended Guidance for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Childcare/Daycare Centers; 3/18/2020 – Subject to Change