CCR&R supports continued work force development by connecting early childhood educators and providers with professional development opportunities. As a training hub for the field of early childhood education, CCR&R’s team training specialists provide a wide array of training topics, including required content needed to achieve Illinois Gateways Credentials.  Each year the CCR&R team surveys providers to learn what is most important to them and tailors training to meet their needs.  Those looking to become family child care providers are also offered support with how to start their own program, along with connections to valuable resources to get them started.