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TGPII 10:26 PM 12-09-2010
To Whom It May Concern:

I am about to become the Director of a IL DCFS License Daycare in Chicago, IL. I do have a ton of questions. If anyone can PLEASE help with these questions PLEASE let me know. Your article talks about women and daycares. I am male and work at a Daycare. One of the co owners is male.

1. What do we/I need for our license? We prefer the license to be for Monday through Friday 6:00 am-6:30 pm. Also we would like it for ages birth-13 years old.
2. What are some of the basics a center/daycare must have?
3. What do each student need for their files before they can be enrolled?
4. What do staff members need in their before they can work at a daycare?
5. What are qualifications for Assistants, Teachers, Directors, Cook, Bus drivers, and anyone else who works in the day care?
6. Do you need to be CPR and or AED certified?
7. What should a daycare do if there is a sick child?
8. Can Daycare restrooms have Urinals and electric hand dryers?
9. I know it is online but I would PLEASE like a paper copy of IL DCFS regulations 407?
10. What is Headstart? How do we start a Headstart program?
11. How do we have a parent clam Daycare Tuition on there income tax?
12. I know there are free/reduced food/lunch programs for Daycares. What are they and how d o I get my Daycare enrolled in them?
13. What other food, tuition payment, grants, and other similar programs do you offer?
14. Are there any other Government Agencies should I be in contact with?
15. Anything else I need or should know?
16. What are student to staff ratios for rooms/age groups?
17. Is there a DCFS seminar/class that explains most of these questions?
18. Regulations for playgrounds, inside and outside?
19. How do you accredit a Kindergarten program?
21. How do I join NCATE?
22. What is the required continuing education?
23. What are the rules and regulations on food menus and food?


Thomas
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QualiTcare 05:24 AM 12-10-2010
ok, who did this!
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MyAngels 05:26 AM 12-10-2010
Seriously. Contact DCFS.
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nannyde 05:31 AM 12-10-2010
Now now girls.

I'm sure there is someone with the time to answer each one of these.

If we answer all correctly mabye we can get to BE the Director of a IL DCFS License Daycare in Chicago, IL.
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QualiTcare 05:33 AM 12-10-2010
i just got offered a job as the lead brain surgeon at my local hospital.

do you have to go to college for that? should i wash my hands first? what would i wear? hmmm.
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nannyde 05:42 AM 12-10-2010
Originally Posted by QualiTcare:
i just got offered a job as the lead brain surgeon at my local hospital.

do you have to go to college for that? should i wash my hands first? what would i wear? hmmm.
I'm applying for an honorary PHD ifrom Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Do I need a wand for that?
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My Daycare 05:42 AM 12-10-2010
http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/docs/407.pdf

Should answer most of your questions? Call DCFS quickly, I don' know how long it takes to get a center license, but it took almost 2 years to get a daycare home license. Half of that time was waiting for an orientation date in order to even apply. So call them now!
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My Daycare 05:43 AM 12-10-2010
LOL! Qualitycare & Nannyde
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QualiTcare 06:28 AM 12-10-2010
well, u know - people who get honorary degrees either made HUGE contributions to the field OR they're dead...

you're not dead, and i'd def. say you've made huge contributions to the field of witchcraft


i'll give you a golden wand if you let me see a copy of that degree!
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MyAngels 07:12 AM 12-10-2010
Originally Posted by My Daycare:
http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/docs/407.pdf

Should answer most of your questions? Call DCFS quickly, I don' know how long it takes to get a center license, but it took almost 2 years to get a daycare home license. Half of that time was waiting for an orientation date in order to even apply. So call them now!
Wow, they must have changed something since I got licensed. I applied, got inspected, and was up and running in less than 30 days. Of course, I have been licensed for 18 years. Shoot. Now I feel old .
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My Daycare 07:45 AM 12-10-2010
Originally Posted by MyAngels:
Wow, they must have changed something since I got licensed. I applied, got inspected, and was up and running in less than 30 days. Of course, I have been licensed for 18 years. Shoot. Now I feel old .
Congrats!!!

Yeah, seems they changed a lot. A friend of mine was licensed 5 years ago and it took her only about about 5 months.
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Blackcat31 08:00 AM 12-10-2010
Okay I also have a few questions:

1. Is there another word for synonym?
2. If a mute swears does his mother wash his hands with soap?
3. What would a chair look like if our knees bent the other way?
4. If it is zero degrees outside and it is suppose to be twice as cold tomorrow; how cold is it going to be?
5. Why are they called apartments when they are stuck together?
6. Whose cruel idea was it for the word lisp to have an "s" in it?
7. How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work?
8. If convenience stores are open 24/7, 365 day a year, why are there locks on the doors?
9. Why are there flotation devices under your airplane seats and not parachutes?
10. Why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways?
11. Why does Hawaii have interstates?
12. Why don't sheep shrink in the rain?
13. Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
14. Why isn't phonetic spelled the wayit sounds?
15. Isn't it a bit unsettling that Dr's call what they do "practice"?
16. When sign makers go on strike, is anything written on their signs?
17. Why are there five syllables in the word "monosyllabic"
18. When you open a bag of cotton balls are you suppose to throw away the first one?
19. Where do forest rangers go to get away from it all?
20. Why is lemon juice mostly artificial ingredients but dishwashing liquid contains real lemon?

Thanks for your help...I'd really appreciate it.
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nannyde 08:20 AM 12-10-2010
Originally Posted by Blackcat31:
Okay I also have a few questions:

1. Is there another word for synonym?
2. If a mute swears does his mother wash his hands with soap?
3. What would a chair look like if our knees bent the other way?
4. If it is zero degrees outside and it is suppose to be twice as cold tomorrow; how cold is it going to be?
5. Why are they called apartments when they are stuck together?
6. Whose cruel idea was it for the word lisp to have an "s" in it?
7. How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work?
8. If convenience stores are open 24/7, 365 day a year, why are there locks on the doors?
9. Why are there flotation devices under your airplane seats and not parachutes?
10. Why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways?
11. Why does Hawaii have interstates?
12. Why don't sheep shrink in the rain?
13. Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
14. Why isn't phonetic spelled the wayit sounds?
15. Isn't it a bit unsettling that Dr's call what they do "practice"?
16. When sign makers go on strike, is anything written on their signs?
17. Why are there five syllables in the word "monosyllabic"
18. When you open a bag of cotton balls are you suppose to throw away the first one?
19. Where do forest rangers go to get away from it all?
20. Why is lemon juice mostly artificial ingredients but dishwashing liquid contains real lemon?

Thanks for your help...I'd really appreciate it.


whahahahahaa
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missnikki 08:25 AM 12-10-2010
I have a question for Thomas:

Would you send your child to a center whose director learned his chops on an internet forum?
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MyAngels 08:36 AM 12-10-2010
Originally Posted by Blackcat31:
Okay I also have a few questions:

1. Is there another word for synonym?
2. If a mute swears does his mother wash his hands with soap?
3. What would a chair look like if our knees bent the other way?
4. If it is zero degrees outside and it is suppose to be twice as cold tomorrow; how cold is it going to be?
5. Why are they called apartments when they are stuck together?
6. Whose cruel idea was it for the word lisp to have an "s" in it?
7. How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work?
8. If convenience stores are open 24/7, 365 day a year, why are there locks on the doors?
9. Why are there flotation devices under your airplane seats and not parachutes?
10. Why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways?
11. Why does Hawaii have interstates?
12. Why don't sheep shrink in the rain?
13. Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
14. Why isn't phonetic spelled the wayit sounds?
15. Isn't it a bit unsettling that Dr's call what they do "practice"?
16. When sign makers go on strike, is anything written on their signs?
17. Why are there five syllables in the word "monosyllabic"
18. When you open a bag of cotton balls are you suppose to throw away the first one?
19. Where do forest rangers go to get away from it all?
20. Why is lemon juice mostly artificial ingredients but dishwashing liquid contains real lemon?

Thanks for your help...I'd really appreciate it.
I'm ROFLMAO!
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Michael 03:16 PM 12-10-2010
We have articles on Daycare.com but I fail to recall which one Thomas is referring to. Perhaps he will chime back in. Maybe he read one of the pdf from the State Standards section?
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TGPII 02:40 PM 04-14-2012
Deal on the job fell through. I am looking for a job. If you could close this threat that would be greatly appreciated.
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