(105 ILCS 5/10-22.18a)
(from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.18a)
Child care and training centers - Charges - Public aid
payments for certain children).
To establish Child Care and Training Centers for children under the age
of compulsory school attendance for the purpose of providing them (1) social
and educational guidance and developmental aids supplemental to parental
care and training designed to assist them in attaining their greatest potential
during their school years and adult life and (2) care and services, in addition
to the services specified in (1), required because of the absence from home
for all or part of the day of their parents or other persons in charge of
their care as a result of employment or other reason. The board may also
make the facilities of the Centers available before and after as well as
during regular school hours to school age and preschool age children who
may benefit thereby, including children who require care and supervision
pending the return of their parents or other persons in
charge of their care from employment or other activity requiring absence from
In establishing standards for the Centers, the board shall take into account
standards established by the Department of Children and Family Services
for like facilities. The board shall pay the necessary expenses out of school
funds of the district, subject to State payment for certain children as
hereinafter provided, and may charge for care and training of children for
whom the State does not assume responsibility. The charge shall not exceed
the per capita cost of the Center and, to the extent feasible, shall be
fixed at a level which will permit utilization of the Center by employed
parents of low or moderate income.
The Department of Human Services shall pay
to the district the cost
of care and training provided in the Centers for any child who is a recipient
of financial aid under "The Illinois Public Aid Code", approved April 11,
1967, as amended. The Department shall submit to the board written
notice designating each child for whom it assumes the cost of care and
The board shall submit claims for payment at the end of each monthly period.
If satisfied of their correctness, the Department shall approve the claims
and provide for their payment out of funds appropriated to it for such purposes
and from Federal funds available therefor.
The board may permit any other State or local governmental agency or private
agency providing care for children to purchase care and training in the
Centers for children under their charge.
After July 1, 1970 when the provisions of Section 10-20.20 become operative
in the district, children in a Child Care and Training Center shall be
to the kindergarten established under that Section for such portion of the
day as may be required for the kindergarten program, and only the pro-rated
costs of care and training provided in the Center for the remaining period
shall be charged to the Illinois Department or other persons or agencies
paying for such care.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)