2017 Health, Safety and Child Development Trainings for All CCAP Providers
To help ensure the health and safety of children, IDHS is now requiring that providers complete specific health, safety and child development training, have current CPR/First Aid certification, and complete annual training hours.
Who is required to complete training?
In Illinois, all center and home-based early childhood care and education providers participating in CCAP will have minimum training requirements. In order for a current provider to continue receiving CCAP payments, some trainings must be completed by September 30, 2017, and additional trainings must be completed by September 30, 2018. After this, annual training requirements will go into effect.
*Please note: On April 6, 2017, IDHS announced that it made revisions to the health, safety and child development training requirements. For information, read the complete announcement from IDHS. English | Español
What trainings are required?
To understand the specific trainings required by IDHS, please review the appropriate notice below from IDHS:
- License-Exempt Homes (friends, family, and neighbors): English | Español
- Licensed Homes and Group Homes: English | Español
- Licensed and License-Exempt Centers: English | Español
Complete Health and Safety Training Packet (includes course listing in English and Spanish, registration information, application forms, announcements from IDHS).
Gateways Registration application: Español or register online.
To register or take trainings online follow this link to Gateways to Opportunity.
Download Illinois Action for Children’s Early Care & Education Course Catalog for registration information on the required trainings.