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Find your transportation questions answered here! It is our goal that you are provided with the resources you need to ensure the safety of children and families.

Policies & Procedures

Field trips are an important part of Chicago Early Learning programs. Whether children travel by foot or by bus, programs must make sure safety is a top priority. See the Resources and Policies & Procedures below to make sure your program is keeping children safe.

Field Trips

Transportation Safety Checklist For Field Trips

This form should be completed pre-field trip and should be submitted post- field trip to your agency’s monitoring team supervisor and the transportation liaison. File a copy for your records.

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DFSS Field Trip Policy

The attached memo provides updates on DFSS’s field trip transportation policy. DFSS provides contracted chartered bus transportation for Head Start Delegate Agencies.

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Field Trip Verification Form

This form should be submitted to the monitoring team supervisor and the transportation liaison with the pre-trip inspection checklist and a file kept on site at the center.

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Buses & Transportation

Bus Monitor Training Record

A program must train each bus monitor before the monitor begins work. This document tracks if trainings have been completed. It should be completed and filed on site.

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Head Start/Early Head Start Evacuation & Charter Service Request Form

This form serves two purposes: it can be used to request an evacuation drill only or a bus chartered field trip and evacuation combination. Please ensure all information is completed for your request. Please submit to your agency’s monitoring team supervisor and the transportation liaison. File a copy for your records.

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Certification Of Pedestrian Safety Training Form

This form certifies that pedestrian safety training has been completed. Please submit the completed form to your agency’s monitoring team supervisor and the transportation liaison and file a copy on site for your records.

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Certification Of Transportation Safety Education Training Form

This form certifies that the Transportation Safety Education training has been completed. Please submit the completed form to your agency’s monitoring team supervisor and file a copy on site for your records.

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Transportation Toolkit

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Transportation Safety Education Curriculum

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Disabilities Transportation Services Guidance

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IDHS: Field Trip Policy and Procedure:

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Transportation Milestones

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Milestones

Quarter 3 (Mar - May)

• Conduct transportation and pedestrian safety training for children and parents enrolled since last training.

• Confirm date and time of third mandated bus evacuation drill with bus company.

• Conduct third mandated bus evacuation drill, prior to first field trip or occasion to transport children, and submit certification in COPA.

• Conduct transportation safety education training for any new staff since the last training, submit certifications to CSD.

• Submit any field trip certifications.

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