Free Paid Training for Illinois Child Care Providers

In partnership with Child Care Resources & Referrals (CCRR), SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana METC, is providing specialized training opportunities to our child care members. These trainings are designed to help you grow your professional development and quality of child care.  We encourage you to find a training that best fits your needs and child care program. Click here for our current training schedule:

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Course offerings:

Training Key- view the symbols below to learn more about each training.

$ Paid Training ($10 an hour)

R Rate Add-On (10% rate add-on per child)

l Licensed Child Care Providers

6 Family, Friends, & Neighbor Child Care Providers

  • First Aid/CPR: (l, 6) this training session will help you to recognize and respond to cardiac arrest, breathing and first aid emergencies and to use an Automatic External Defibrillator.
  • Foundation for Family Child Care: ($, l, 6) this training session is greatest for newer or potential providers to learn about licensing, setting up as a business, parent communications, health and safety, nutrition, discipline, and developmental activities.
  • Early Childhood Education Level 1 Credential: ($, R, 6) introduction to child development, health and safety best practices, learning environments for children, and the importance of relationships with children and families. Providers who complete all 3 tiers are eligible to apply for the Gateways to Opportunity Early Childhood Level 1 Credential. License-exempt providers who complete this training may also apply for the quality rating and tiered reimbursement system.
  • SIDS and Shaken Baby: ($, l, 6) this training session is intended to give providers vital information and risk reeducation procedures on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Shaken Baby Syndrome. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) now requires new applicants of child care home licensure to complete this training prior to approval.
  • Basic Business: (l, 6) this training session will cover the basics of operating an at home child care program. From beginning record keeping, tax preparation to contracts and policies, and preparing for DCFS licensing.
  • What is CCAP? Understanding the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program: informative session to become more familiar with the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program’s (CCAP) policy and procedures, including the application process, provider qualifications, the payment process, and parent co-payments. The CCAP is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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