Welcome to the newly-revised
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Sunshine Website!

We’ve redesigned the website to be a resource for anyone interested in licensed childcare in Illinois—parents, providers, and the public. Not only can you find out about a licensed childcare facility’s history, now you can learn about licensing standards, how to become a provider, where to find help with your childcare expenses, how to make a complaint, etc.

Licensed providers will find a host of resources, from referrals and links, to forms to download, find your licensing representative’s contact information, what to expect when a complaint has been made, training opportunities, and all the latest news on rule changes, current issues, and a host of other relevant topics.

Take some time and dive in--open up the tabs and explore! We hope you’ll find the changes helpful and informative.