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91_HB2210eng HB2210 Engrossed 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 for-profit or not-for-profit 13 licensed day care center, as defined in the Child Care Act of 14 1969, serving children in a setting outside of the home. 15 "Child care group home" means a licensed group day care 16 home as defined in the Child Care Act of 1969. 17 "Child care home" means a licensed day care home as 18 defined in the Child Care Act of 1969. 19 "Department" means the Illinois Department of Human 20 Services. 21 "Differential rates" means a subsidy rate 10% above the 22 maximum rate established by the Department. 23 "Licensed" means inspected and approved by the Department 24 of Children and Family Services to provide child care 25 services. 26 Section 10. Differential rates. 27 (a) Accredited licensed child care centers and accredited 28 licensed child care homes currently receiving funds from the 29 Department's subsidized child care program or the Department 30 of Children and Family Services' subsidized child care HB2210 Engrossed -2- LRB9103954SMdv 1 program shall be paid a subsidy rate 10% higher than the 2 maximum rates established by the Department for the care 3 provided depending on the age of the child, geographic 4 location of the center, and type of care. 5 (b) The Department may require that additional income 6 earned by accredited programs under this provision be spent 7 to maintain and achieve quality improvements, as defined by 8 the Department. 9 Section 20. Funding. 10 (a) The Department shall establish a public-private 11 partnership to increase the number of accredited programs 12 serving families receiving child care subsidies. 13 (b) The partnership shall spend up to $1.5 million per 14 year for 5 years, to be matched by other funders. 15 (c) The partnership may fund (1) grants to licensed 16 child care centers and licensed child care group homes to 17 support program improvement plans necessary for achieving or 18 maintaining accreditation, (2) fees for accreditation payable 19 to national accrediting bodies, and (3) consultants to help 20 programs gaining or maintaining accreditation. 21 Section 25. Eligibility. In order to be eligible for 22 funding under Section 20 regarding the public-private 23 partnership, at least 25% of the children served by the 24 program must be receiving child care subsidies from the 25 Department or the Department of Children and Family Services. 26 Section 30. Effective date. This Act takes effect on 27 July 1, 1999.
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