Health, Safety and Child Development Training for Providers Serving ONLY School Age Children (ages 6 - 13)

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Child Care Providers Serving School-Age Children (6-13),

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has been continuously working to implement the requirement that child care providers complete specific health, safety and child development training, have current CPR/First Aid certification and complete annual training hours.

IDHS' Bureau of Child Care and Development continues to monitor training and re-examine enactment efforts for providers to ensure we are compliant with CCDBG Reauthorization and to ensure training is appropriate for the families and children that are being served. Effective immediately, providers who only serve children ages 6-13 (school age) can choose from one of the following two options:

  1. Providers who only care for school aged children (6-13), can choose to complete the previously communicated 2017-2018 IDHS CCAP training requirements so that they achieve an ECE Level 1 credential and may qualify for a rate add-on if they are not already receiving an add-on through the Child Care Assistance Program. OR
  2.  School age only providers can complete the training outlined on the back of this page.

Option (2), above WILL NOT result in the attainment of a credential nor qualify for a rate add-on.

Providers serving only school age children must complete one of the two training options in order to fulfill training requirements as outlined in the Child Care Assistance Program Manual. Providers who serve school aged children and children of other ages must complete option 1.

IDHS Child Care Assistance Program Training Requirements

-Providers Serving Only School Age Children (ages 6-13)-

Option 2

Providers serving only school age children that choose to complete training Option 2 must complete the following trainings by September 30, 2017.

Can Complete Where to find the Training

1) The following modules of the Illinois SAYD Level 1:

a) 4a: Health and Nutrition

b) 4b: Safety

Online training is available through Gateways Registry at https://registry.ilgateways.com or contact local CCR&R for face-to-face training.
2) CPR/First Aid Certification Contact your local CCR&R for training or a list of organizations that offer approved training.
3) Child Abuse and Neglect/Mandated Reporter Training Visit: https://mr.dcfstraining.org/
4) What is CCAP? (In Centers, only Directors must complete this training). Online training is available through Gateways Registry or contact local CCR&R for face-to-face training.

Providers serving only school age children that choose to complete training Option 2 must complete the following trainings by September 30, 2018.

Can Complete Where to find the Training

5.) The following modules of the Illinois SAYD Level 1:

a) Module 1: Development Overview

b) Module 2a: School-Age Development

c) Module 2b: Early Adolescent Development

d) Module 2c: Late Adolescent Development

Online training is available in English only, through Gateways Registry at https://registry.ilgateways.com or contact local CCR&R for face-to-face training in English & Spanish.

Note: Child Care Providers MUST be members of the Gateways Registry to track training completion.

Caregivers should register at: https://registry.ilgateways.com/ .

Questions and Comments should be directed to dhs.ccap-reauth@illinois.gov.