2017 Health, Safety, and Child Development Trainings
for All CCAP Providers
To help ensure the health and safety of children, IDHS is now requiring that providers complete specific health, safety, and child development training, have current CPR/First Aid certification, and complete annual training hours.
Who is required to complete training?
In Illinois, all center and home-based child care providers participating in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), will have minimum training requirements. In order for current providers to continue receiving CCAP payments, some trainings must be completed by March 31, 2018 and additional trainings must be completed by September 30, 2018. After this time, annual training requirements will go into effect.
**Please note: On September 25, 2017, IDHS announced revisions to the health, safety, and child development training deadline. In addition, an orientation period was established for new CCAP providers. English | Espanol
*Please note: On April 6, 2017, IDHS announced that it made revisions to the health, safety, and child developments training requirements. For information, read the complete announcement from IDHS. English | Español
What trainings are required?
To understand the specific trainings required by IDHS, please review the appropriate notice below from IDHS:
- License Exempt Child Care Homes (family, friends, and neighbors): English | Español
- Licensed Child Care Homes and Group Homes: English | Español
- Licensed and License Exempt Child Care Centers: English | Español
Training Resources and Tips
How to join the Gateways Registry (tip sheet)
How to print your Gateways Registry Membership Card (tip sheet)
How to register online for Gateways Registry Trainings (tip sheet)
To register to take trainings online click here (you must have a Gateways online User Id/Password to access trainings)
For face-to-face CCAP provider trainings click here
DCFS Child Abuse and Neglect/mandated Reporter online training
How to print your Registry training certificate (tip sheet)
How to print your Professional Development Record (PDR) (tip sheet)
How to report your First Aid/CPR and Mandated Reporter Trainings.
For questions or help with using Gateways to Opportunity, click here, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 866.697.8278 (option 2).