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91_HB2210 LRB9103954SMdv 1 AN ACT concerning differential rates for accredited, 2 licensed child care centers and homes. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 6 Promoting Quality Child Care Act. 7 Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act: 8 "Accredited" means admitted by a nationally-recognized 9 accrediting body including but not limited to the National 10 Association for the Education of Young Children or National 11 Association for Family Child Care. 12 "Child care center" means a facility serving children in 13 a setting outside of the home. A child care center may be 14 for-profit or not-for-profit. 15 "Child care group home" means a licensed home-based 16 provider that receives State subsidies to provide child care 17 services to no more than 16 unrelated children, under age 12, 18 including the provider's children. 19 "Child care home" means a licensed home-based provider 20 that receives State subsidies to provide child care services 21 to at least 3 and not more than 12 unrelated children, 22 including the provider's children. 23 "Department" means the Illinois Department of Human 24 Services. 25 "Differential rates" means a subsidy rate 10% above the 26 maximum rate established by the Department. 27 "Licensed" means inspected and approved by the Department 28 of Children and Family Services to provide child care 29 services. 30 Section 10. Differential rates. -2- LRB9103954SMdv 1 (a) Accredited licensed child care centers, accredited 2 licensed child care homes, and accredited licensed child care 3 group homes under contract with or receiving a subsidy from 4 the Department shall be paid a subsidy rate 10% higher than 5 the maximum rate established by the Department. 6 (b) The Department may require that additional income 7 earned by accredited programs under this provision be spent 8 to maintain and achieve quality improvements, as defined by 9 the Department. 10 Section 20. Funding. 11 (a) The Department shall establish a public-private 12 partnership to increase the number of accredited programs 13 serving families receiving child care subsidies. 14 (b) The partnership shall spend up to $1.5 million per 15 year for 5 years, to be matched by other funders. 16 (c) The partnership may fund (1) grants to licensed 17 child care centers and licensed child care group homes to 18 support program improvement plans necessary for achieving or 19 maintaining accreditation, (2) fees for accreditation payable 20 to national accrediting bodies, and (3) consultants to help 21 programs gaining or maintaining accreditation. 22 Section 25. Eligibility. In order to be eligible for 23 funding under this public-private partnership, at least 25% 24 of the children served by the program must be receiving child 25 care subsidies from the Department or the Department of 26 Children and Family Services. 27 Section 30. Effective date. This Act takes effect on 28 July 1, 2000.
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