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