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Illinois Day Care Center / Child Centers – What Standards Apply to Illinois Day Care Center?

By David M. Baum, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Illinois, day care centers / child care centers are regulated and licensed by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services.

In June 2007, Illinois had over 2900 licensed day care centers, over 10,000 licensed day care homes, and over 450 group day care homes. It is estimated that over 295,000 children were cared for or supervised in these various facilities.

Day care centers are regulated by the Illinois Administrative Code. It is vital that day care centers follow these regulations and standards. Day care centers that violate these standards put the health, safety and welfare of Ilinois children at risks. While not all personal injuries to children in day care centers can be completely avoided, adherence to these standards can help reduce the incidence and severity of injuries to children in Illinois day care centers.