TRAINING

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 https://courses.inccrra.org


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
  • MEDIC FIRST AID
  • National Safety Council
  • Pro-Trainings, LLC
  • R.H. Sanders & Associates

In partnership with CCR&R, IDHS is providing funds to assist child care practitioners to achieve First Aid (FA)/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.  As all in-person trainings have been suspended through at least the end of September, we will be offering funding on a reimbursement basis.  Please see the below application for more details.

FY 2021 First Aid/CPR Application


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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Financial Assistance:

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Phone Hours: 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Monday through Friday

(815) 741-4622 In Joliet
(800) 641-4622 Outside Joliet
Fax: 815-741-1170

Due to COVID-19, our CCAP Lobby is closed to all visitors.  Please call (815) 741-4622 or email us at assistance@childcarehelp.com

Walk-in Hours: 
Monday through Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Please see the Financial Assistance page for current State of Illinois Child Care Assistance guidelines. 

Payment Updates for Providers
Please call (217) 524-9041

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Child Care Referrals
and Community Resource
Referrals:

Phone Hours:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Monday through Friday

(815) 741-1163 In Joliet
(800) 552-5526 Outside Joliet

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Events/Trainings Calendar
Click here to learn about more upcoming trainings and events

*All sessions require pre-registration.

Click here for more information and to register.

 

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