Day Care Licensing Representative II

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services

Job Description

Anticipated Starting Salary: $4,587.00/monthly

Full Salary Range: $4,587.00 - $6,820.00/monthly

Vacancies in multiple cities throughout Illinois.


Under supervision, conducts initial licensing studies and re-licensing reviews of day care centers and homes to determine eligibility for licensing or re-licensing. 

  • Conducts preliminary reviews of the files of day centers and homes.
  • Conducts on-site inspection.
  • Initiates re-licensing activity. 
  • Makes appropriate licensing recommendations following review. 
  • Provides ongoing monitoring of assigned day care centers and homes. 
  • Investigates alleged violations of the Illinois Child Care Act and Department standards and regulations as applied to licensed, unlicensed, and license-exempt facilities. 
  • Obtains fire and health clearances for day care facilities from the Department of Public Health and state and local fire inspectors.

Job Requirements


  • Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in early childhood education or child development.
  • Requires a minimum of 18 hours of coursework in child development or early childhood education.
  • Requires two years professional experience in early childhood, daycare center, kindergarten, or a daycare licensing program.
  • Requires possession of a valid driver's license, access to an operating vehicle, and proof of current auto insurance.