Welcome to the newly-revised
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
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.