Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez

Filed: 4/18/2012





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3601, AS AMENDED,
3by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Child Care Act of 1969 is amended by adding
6Section 7.10 as follows:
7    (225 ILCS 10/7.10 new)
8    Sec. 7.10. Progress report.
9    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "child day care
10licensing" or "day care licensing" means licensing of day care
11centers, day care homes, and group day care homes.
12    (b) No later than September 30, 2013, the Department shall
13provide the General Assembly with a comprehensive report on its
14progress in meeting performance measures and goals related to
15child day care licensing.
16    (c) The report shall include:



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1        (1) details on the funding for child day care
2    licensing, including:
3            (A) the total number of full-time employees
4        working on child day care licensing;
5            (B) the names of all sources of revenue used to
6        support child day care licensing;
7            (C) the amount of expenditures that is claimed
8        against federal funding sources;
9            (D) the identity of federal funding sources; and
10            (E) how funds are appropriated, including
11        appropriations for line staff, support staff,
12        supervisory staff, and training and other expenses and
13        the funding history of such licensing since fiscal year
14        2010;
15        (2) current staffing qualifications of day care
16    licensing representatives and day care licensing
17    supervisors in comparison with staffing qualifications
18    specified in the job description;
19        (3) data history for fiscal year 2010 to the current
20    fiscal year on day care licensing representative caseloads
21    and staffing levels in all areas of the State;
22        (4) per the DCFS Child Day Care Licensing Advisory
23    Council's work plan, quarterly data on the following
24    measures:
25            (A) the percentage of new applications disposed of
26        within 90 days;



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1            (B) the percentage of licenses renewed on time;
2            (C) the percentage of day care centers receiving
3        timely annual monitoring visits;
4            (D) the percentage of day care homes receiving
5        timely annual monitoring visits;
6            (E) the percentage of group day care homes
7        receiving timely annual monitoring visits;
8            (F) the percentage of provider requests for
9        supervisory review;
10            (G) the progress on adopting a key indicator
11        system;
12            (H) the percentage of complaints disposed of
13        within 30 days;
14            (I) the average number of days a day care center
15        applicant must wait to attend a licensing orientation;
16            (J) the number of licensing orientation sessions
17        available per region in the past year; and
18            (K) the number of Department trainings related to
19        licensing and child development available to providers
20        in the past year; and
21        (5) efforts to coordinate with the Department of Human
22    Services and the State Board of Education on professional
23    development, credentialing issues, and child developers,
24    including training registry, child developers, and Quality
25    Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS).
26    (d) The Department shall work with the Governor's appointed



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1Early Learning Council on issues related to and concerning
2child day care.
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,