91st General Assembly
Status of HB3493
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   225 ILCS 10/4.5 new                                                         

        Amends the Child Care Act  of  1969.    Provides  that  beginning      
   October  1,  2000,  the  Department  of Human Services shall operate a      
   Great START (Strategy To  Attract  and  Retain  Teachers)  program  to      
   improve  children's  educational outcomes in child care by encouraging      
   increased professional  preparation  by  staff  and  staff  retention.      
   Provides  that  the  Department  shall  provide  wage  supplements  to      
   licensed  child  care  center personnel, licensed family day care home      
   personnel,  and  licensed  group  day  care  home  personnel,   paying      
   increasing  amounts for higher levels of educational attainment beyond      
   minimum  qualifications  and  recognizing  longevity  of   employment.      
   Provides  that  the Department shall convene an advisory commission to      
   make recommendations on the components of  the  Great  START  program.      
   Provides  that  the  Department shall evaluate the Great START program      
   and submit a report to the General  Assembly  by  December  31,  2002.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
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   00-01-20  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 MULLIGAN              
   00-01-20  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
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