Transportation

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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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Milestones

Quarter 4 (Jun - Aug)
  • Certify that all staff with bus monitor responsibility has participated in transportation safety and evacuation training.
  • Ensure that all bus evacuations have been completed, and certifications submitted.
  • Submit any field trip certifications
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