License & Accreditation

Our Sites are licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and are also licensed by the City of Chicago (six departments inspect the facility annually and provides a license - Heating and Ventilation, Health Department/Food and Sanitation, Nurse, Plumbing, Electrical and Fire Safety Department).


All LHLCA permanent staff members, substitute teachers, vendors, and interns are screened and subject to DCFS requirements and LHLCA Child Protection Policy. All adult persons who have direct contact with the children are required to be fingerprinted by the State of Illinois and clear a background check for clearance. All employees are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect and are responsible for reporting such information.