Effective 03/16/2020, Child Care Resource and Referral Network will discontinue walk in services until further notice. No trainings, car seat inspections, events, meetings, and visits to child care programs will be conducted until further notice.

This is a precautionary public safety measure based on guidance from the Illinois Department of Human Services and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health for prevention and spread of the COVID-19 virus.

CCRRN is committed to the health and safety of the community. In order to continue effectively serving families and child care providers, we ask that visitors make alternative arrangements to submit documents or make inquiries. Please use one of the following alternative methods:
Telephone: (309) 828-1892 or (800)437-8256

Fax: During the COVID-19 emergency, we will accept all documents, including child care certificates via fax. The only exception will be picture i.d.’s, since they are illegible via fax. (309) 828-0526.

E-mail: During the COVID-19 emergency, we will accept all types of documents, including certificates via e-mail. Picture i.d.’s can be submitted via e-mail (as long as they are legible). For all CCAP documents please use ccap@ccrrn.com and for all others use info@ccrrn.com.

We appreciate that stress levels are high right now, and we will do our best to provide the best possible service to you, using these alternative methods. Thank you for your cooperation. We will provide updates via the Facebook page and website regularly.

For facts about the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.

Useful Links:

Provider Temporary Attendance Exemption Policy.

Attendance Exception Form.

Emergency Child Care for Communities & Providers. Webpage to connect parents and providers with information for offering and accessing child care for essential workers within the community during this pandemic.


CCAP Health & Safety Training Requirements


Read the Important Announcement Here

To continue providing care as a CCAP approved provider after September 30, 2018, 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. Read the full announcement above.







What trainings do I need?

Use this checklist to help you complete all required trainings. If you would like to print this checklist, click here.

To be an approved provider, regardless of provider type or enrollment in ExceleRate, you MUST complete the following:

  1. Become a registry member (on www.ilgateways.com).
  2. Complete the “Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics” training (this training is available online at courses.inccrra.org).
  3. Complete “Mandated Reporter” training (this training is available online at mr.dcfstraining.org).
  4. Obtain your “CPR & First Aid” certification.
  5. Self-report 3 & 4 to the registry (on www.ilgateways.com).
  6. Complete “What is CCAP?” training (this training is available online at courses.inccrra.org).
  7. Receive your first on-site visit (more information to come).

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is required to take these trainings?

In Illinois, all center and home-based early childhood care and education providers participating in CCAP will have minimum training requirements. In order for a current provider to continue receiving CCAP payments, some trainings must be completed by September 30, 2017, and additional trainings must be completed by September 30, 2018. After this, annual training requirements will go into effect.

*On March 30, 2018, IDHS announced that it made revisions to the required trainings and announced a new condensed training. For more information, read the complete announcement from IDHS here.

*On September 27, 2017, IDHS announced that it made revisions to the deadlines around the health, safety, and child development training requirements. For more information, read the complete announcement from IDHS.

*On April 6, 2017, IDHS announced that it made revisions to the health, safety and child development training requirements. For information, read the complete announcement from IDHS.



Where can I find these trainings?

We offer many of these trainings here at CCRRN, but there are also online options and trainings held at different locations. We've broken it down below to help you find what you need:

TO BECOME A REGISTRY MEMBER:

Visit www.ilgateways.com.

TO COMPLETE "WHAT IS CCAP?":

TO COMPLETE "CHILD DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH, AND SAFETY BASICS":

TO OBTAIN YOUR "CPR & FIRST AID" CERTIFICATION:

This training is only available in a face-to-face setting.
To view all of the dates and times for this training, view our training calendar HERE.

TO COMPETE "MANDATED REPORTER":

This free training is available online at https://mr.dcfstraining.org/UserAuth/Login!loginPage.action.



How do I self-report my trainings?

After you have completed your required trainings, you MUST self-report "CPR & First Aid" AND "Mandated Reporter to the registry. This process includes just a few easy steps that can be found on this flyer.

If you are still having problems or can't seem to figure it out, give us a call at (309) 828-1892 or (800) 437-8256 and we can help walk you through it!



I don't have access to a computer, how can I complete online trainings?

If you need access to a computer or need assistance with online training, you can utilize our FREE computer lab here at the CCRRN.

Our computer lab is available by appointment. To set up an appointment, please call our office at (309) 828-1892 or (800) 437-8256.



Are there different options for my staff to complete training?

There are many ways you can meet the CCAP child development, health, and safety training requirements. Visit www.ilgateways.com/... to find the options that work best for you.







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Child Care Resource & Referral Network
207 W. Jefferson, Suite 301
Bloomington, IL 61701

Call Us
(309) 828-1892
(800) 437-8256

Fax Number: (309) 828-0526


Email Us
info@ccrrn.com


Office Hours: 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.




Child Care Resource and Referral Network services provided in the Illinois counties of:

DeWitt, Ford, Livingston, Mclean.


Traffic Safety Resource Center services provided in the Illinois counties of:

Clark, Champaign, Christian, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston, Macon, McLean, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby Vermillion.