Where can I get Illinois childcare training?

Do you need Illinois childcare training hours? Are you looking for 15 hours for Illinois Family Child Care Pre-Service Requirements? Do you need IL Gateways approved training? 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.

All Care Courses are approved by the Illinois Gateways Registry. Want Illinois Registry training credit? Add your Gateways Registry ID number to your Care Courses account. Once you have added it, please email us at info@carecourses.com so that we can report your training.

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.

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!

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