Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) partners with child care providers to serve low income families through the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). To ensure the health and safety of children, the Federal government is now requiring that providers who receive CCAP funds complete specific child development, health, and safety trainings, and have a current CPR/First Aid certification by June 30th, 2021 in order to continue receiving CCAP funds.
Child care providers receiving CCAP funds MUST be members of the Gateways to Opportunity Registry and track their training, credentials, and certifications in the Gateways to Opportunity Registry. The state also requires that you enroll in the Gateways Registry and Report Trainings in Gateways systems by June 30th 2021. Gateways to Opportunity Registry membership must be renewed every year.
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New License-Exempt Providers will have 90 days after they are approved to complete their Health and Safety Requirements.
To become a Gateways to Opportunity Registry Member visit: https://registry.ilgateways.com