TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER III: DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER e: REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE
PART 408 LICENSING STANDARDS FOR GROUP DAY CARE HOMES
SECTION 408.20 PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO THE LICENSE
Section 408.20 Provisions Pertaining to the License
a) The licensees shall be a primary caregiver or caregivers who reside in the family home and meet the requirements of this Part. Further, the licensees shall be an individual, a man and woman married to each other or 2 persons related by blood, marriage, or adoption who reside in the family home.
b) A group day care home license is valid for three years unless revoked by the Department or voluntarily surrendered by the licensee.
c) The number and ages of children under age 12 cared for in the group day care home at any one time shall be in compliance with provisions in Section 408.65. Increases in the license capacity or the ages of children served shall be with written approval of the supervising agency.
d) The age limits specified on the license shall be observed, unless the licensee has submitted a transition plan to the Department in accordance with Section 408.65(e) in order to keep members of a sibling group together, and the Department has approved the plan.
e) Child care may be provided only in those areas specified on the license.
f) The license is valid only for the family residence of the licensee and shall not be transferred to another person or other legal entity.
g) The license shall not be valid for a name or an address other than the name and address on the license.
h) No group day care home provider shall be licensed to provide care for more than 18 hours within a 24-hour period.
i) The license shall be prominently displayed in the home at all times.
j) There shall be no fee or charge for the license.
k) By September 1, 2012, primary caregivers and assistants employed by the group day care home shall become members of and participate in the Gateways to Opportunity Registry, with all educational and training credentials entered into the registry verified in accordance with procedures and requirements adopted by the Department of Human Services. Newly hired staff serving children shall become members of the Gateways to Opportunity Registry within 30 days after hire.
(Source: Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 13105, effective August 15, 2012)