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Government Programs and Regulations

Department of Children and Family Services (Dcfs)

DCFS is a government agency overseeing all licensed daycare centers in Illinois. It makes sure all centers follow state-issued requirements. To find out more, please visit their website.

Child Care Resource Service (Ccrs)

CCRS is an agency parents can use to find and evaluate childcare services. They also help with financial assistance for childcare, for families that qualify. To find out more, please visit their website.

Product Recalls for Toys and Other Baby/Child Items

For a complete list of recalled products that may affect your child at home or at a childcare center, you can visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

Disease and Health Topics

The Caring Place follows all health and safety precautions issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information about the CDC, please visit their website.

Food and Nutrition

The Caring Place follows the strict child nutrition guidelines issued by the Illinois State Board of Education. For more information about the ISBE, please visit their website.

The Caring place also follows the guidelines for food sanitation and preparation issued by the Division of Foods, Drugs and Dairies at the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). To learn more about food safety, please visit the IDPH website.