Where can I get Illinois childcare training?

Posted by Care Courses

May 9, 2014 8:42:00 AM


Are you looking for 15 hours for Illinois Family Child Care Pre-Service Requirements? Do you work in  Illinois? If so, you have come to the right place! Care Courses has many students looking to open a family child care in their home, that have already taken or are currently taking this requirement. To fulfill this 15 hour pre-service training requirement, take these courses:

  1. Keeping Infants Safe is approved for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) training requirements


  1. either Inclusive Early Childhood Programs or Managing Health and Safety. Both are approved for family child care pre-service training in Illinois

Taking these two courses gives you 14 of your 15 hours of pre-service training. Obtain the last hour by taking this Illinois DCFS Mandated Reporter training.

This is not the only Illinois requirement that Care Courses can help you fulfill - you can also take one of our Care Courses to satisfy your disabilities training requirement! We have a course specifically for Illinois students looking to carry out this requirement:

  • Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities. This course includes special Illinois Early Intervention System Information. Certificates for this course state that the course includes information on the Illinois Early Intervention System to meet the disabilities training requirement.

Are you an Illinois foster parent? Care Courses can help you with your training as well! Illinois foster parents can use Discipline in Child Care towards their training requirements.

If you are looking to do Illinois DCFS in-service training, can you use our courses? Of course! Care Courses can be counted to meet the in-service training requirements for day care center staff and day care home and group day care home licensees and their assistants. Employees in day care centers and assistants in family day care homes should confirm with their employers that the courses are acceptable to the employer.

While we are on the subject, you can use our courses to obtain or renew your Illinois CDA (Child Development Associate) or renew your NAC (National Administrator Credential). Obtaining either of these national credentials can benefit your career in a variety of ways! Call or email us for more information about how to obtain or renew your CDA or NAC – and check out these posts about why you should get a CDA and how to get started.

Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance! Call us: 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!

Topics: Training For My State

About Care Courses

Care Courses has been providing distance learning courses for early childhood professionals since 1990. Our courses are delivered to you either via US Mail or on your computer, and can be used for the CDA and many state training requirements. We offer over 60 excellent, convenient courses in a wide variety of interesting, helpful topics, and our courses have no time limits. Do them wherever and whenever you wish. Visit our website to access our course listings.

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