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Updated IDHS Child Care Collaboration Program Application Form Available

Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS)
Child Care Collaboration Program Application

Download IDHS Child Care Collaboration Program Application FormThis file was recently updated and is now available online.


The purpose of the DHS Child Care Collaboration Program is to facilitate high quality collaborative programming between child care and other early care & education providers and funding streams (Child Care Administrative Rule, Sections 50.610-650).

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Updated 03-31-2014

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Year of Children’s Vision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Prevent Blindness America Sarah Hecker (312) 363-6035   Leading Vision and Public Health Groups Collaborate to Promote “Year of Children’s Vision” – New National Program Created to Help Improve Children’s Eye Health Programs in Early Education Programs Across the Country – CHICAGO (Oct. 23, 2013) – Prevent Blindness… Continue Reading

Illinois Early Childhood Community Partnership Profiles

Purpose and Scope of the Community Partnership Profiles The CSDS produced these Profiles as a resource for the state’s early childhood community partnerships to learn about each other’s work and to help build a peer network of support. The Profiles also serve as a vehicle to encourage early childhood providers and advocates to connect to… Continue Reading

Redesign and Relaunch Update Preview

New 2013 Logo Design Emphasizes Collaboration (ovals) Uses Head Start colors (blue, red) Stylish, sans serif logotype font (Nueva) Features and Benefits Rotating Ad Banner Promote Partner events and select content Horizontal Content Slider (5-6 slides) 30-second highlight of featured content Improved Navigational Menus Eliminated “drop-downs” + added vertical menus Consolidated Content in 5 Sections… Continue Reading