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Quality Counts Child Care Grant

Child caring can be a rewarding and satisfying profession. However, many providers have difficulty finding affordable resources and materials needed to continuously improve upon the quality of care they provide.

Did you know that the Quality Counts Grant Program, funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and administered by Illinois Action for Children, distributes funding for these purposes to child care providers across the state?

To learn how you can become involved with Quality Counts, take the following steps:

  • Make certain your program is listed in the Illinois Action for Children Referral Database before Quality Counts Information Sessions start.
  • Take advantage of available grant writing workshops and trainings.
  • Watch your mail and check back here for updates and information on the Information Sessions.

Who’s Eligible...

Licensed and License-Exempt family child care, and Licensed and License-Exempt Child Care Centers are eligible to apply for the Child Care Grant.

You Should Know...

You must attend 1 Information Session if you plan to apply for a Quality Counts Child Care Grant.
Multi-site programs must have a representative from each site attend an information session.

The Purpose...

  • Improve quality of child care for children in Illinois
  • Support planned child care improvements
  • Assist with achievement and maintenance of Quality Rating System (QRS) Certification


Instructions & Requirements:

Important Dates:

Application Deadline:  December 13, 2013 – No later than 2:00 pm.

Eligible applicants must be listed in Illinois Action for Children's Referral Database by November 16, 2013 to be eligible to apply.

Completed application packets can be sent to:  

4753 N. Broadway, Ste. 1200
Chicago, IL. 60640
Attn:  Quality Counts Child Care Grant

Click here to download all Training Grant Application documents.

Click here to download all Competitive Grant Application documents.

Fechas importantes:

Fecha límite de inscripción: 13 de diciembre de 2013 – A más tardar las 2:00 pm.

Para ser elegibles para aplicar a la Subvención de Cuidado Infantil "La Calidad Cuenta", los solicitantes tienen que estar inscritos en la Base de Datos y Referencia de Illinois Action for Children a más tardar el 16 de noviembre de 2013.

Los paquetes de solicitud se pueden enviar a:

4753 N. Broadway, Ste. 1200
Chicago, IL. 60640
A la atención de: Subvención de Cuidado Infantil La  Calidad Cuenta  

Haga clic aquí para descargar todos los documentos de Subvención para Capacitación.

Haga clic aquí para descargar todos los documentos de Solicitud de Subvención Competetive.

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