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Training for providers is available both in person, at our offices at 801 North Larkin Avenue in Joliet, and through a self study online portal. Following is additional information.


Coming Soon: Virtual Trainings 

 *Please note that all face-to-face trainings have been suspended through the end of Septmenber due to COVID-19

Please contact Brigette Henderson, Training Coordinator at (815) 741-1163, Ext. 357 for more information. Additional online trainings are also available through INCCRRA'S Gateways I-Learning website at

CPR and First Aid Courses

DHS is approving the use of the First Aid/CPR hybrid (on-line/in-person) course.  In order to qualify, there must be at least one in-person session to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to apply CPR correctly and safely.  If in-person classess are not offered at this time by an approved provider, it will need to be done when COVID is no longer a factor in those decisions.  Certification must be from one of the approved entities below (as of 6/4/2020):

  • American Heart Association
  • American Safety and Health Institue (ASHI)
  • American Red Cross
  • American Trauma Event Management (ATEM)
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI)
  • Edward Atkinson/Emergency Response Health Network
  • Ellis & Associates, INc.--Orlando FL
  • EMS Safety Services
  • National Safety Council
  • Pro-Trainings, LLC
  • R.H. Sanders & Associates

We appreciate your patience as we await further guidance from IDHS regarding free courses for CCAP providers.  As a reminder we will not be holding any in-person trainings at CCR&R until October.

On-Line Training Provided Through CCEI (Child Care Education Institute)

CCR&R is pleased to partner with the Child Care Education Institute to offer online professional development courses that meet DCFS licensing training requirements. Online training opportunities offered include both one and two hour in service credit course. Some classes are available in Spanish. Professional development coursework is delivered through an online learning management system that provides user-friendly enrollment, easy access to courses, and a self-paced engaging online learning environment for students. Professionals can take courses from any computer with Internet access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Certificates can be printed immediately upon completion of the training module. Individuals may complete up to two hours of workshops each year, free of charge. A small fee is charged for any additional workshops for which they want to register. Please call CCR&R at Ext. 349 or 226 to get further details about this training option.

Online Self Study Training Portal

Contact Us

Child Care Resource & Referral
801 North Larkin Avenue Suite 202
Joliet, IL 60435
In Joliet:(815)741-1163 -or- TTY (815)741-1692