Illinois day care centers are not required to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the state will pay day care operators who get money from the Child Care Assistance program if they close or suffer from low attendance.
The Illinois Department of Public Health and Department of Children and Family Services today released guidance for day care providers and parents during the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Yo can read the “Guidance for Child Care Centers and Early Education Programs” from DCFS, IDHS and Illinois State Board of Education, here:
You can read their “COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions”, here:
You can read their “COVID-19: Information and Support for Home-Based Child Care Providers”, here: