The training modules listed in this section meet specific licensing requirements for Illinois DCFS.  Training created by Gateways to Opportunity is also Registry-approved.  


Please note that the links to training by DCFS are not managed or maintained by the Gateways i-learning System and the training represented by those links may not be Registry-approved at this time.

Day Care Home Licensing Orientation Training (Available on DCFS site) - 3 contact hours

The purpose of the orientation is to educate potential day care home providers about the rules and procedures that govern day care homes and the license application process. It's also to help you decide if becoming a day care home provider is right for you and if you meet the licensing requirements mandated by DCFS.

Mandated Reporter Training (Available on DCFS site) - 2 contact hours

Everyone who suspects child abuse or neglect should call the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline to make a report, but Mandated Reporters are required by law to do so. The purpose of this online course is to help all Illinois Mandated Reporters understand their critical role in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child abuse.

For additional organizations offering training that may meet licensing requirements, please visit the Additional Training page.

This online instruction will discuss the signs, symptoms, causes, triggers, prevention and long-term effects of Shake Syndrome and traumatic brain injury. Successful completion of this training meets DCFS pre-service requirements for the Home Care Provider License application. Licensed providers will receive hours of training for renewal of the license.

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: HSW (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1 hour)


Esta instrucción en línea discutirá los signos, los síntomas, las causas, los disparadores, la prevención y efectos a largo plazo de Bebé Síndrome Sacudido y lesión cerebral traumática. La completacion exitosa de este entrenamiento cumple con los requisitos de pre-servicio de DCFS para la aplicación de la Licencia para Proveedoras de Cuidado en El Hogar. Proveedoras con Licencia recibirán horas de entrenamiento para la renovación de la licencia.

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: HSW (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1hour)

This online training will discuss Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the behaviors that increase the risk of SIDS, safe sleeping habits, licensing standards, and resources to help you reduce the risk of SIDS for infants in your care.  

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: HSW (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1 hour)


Esta instrucción en línea discutirá Síndrome Infantil Repentino de Muerte (SIDS), las conductas que aumentan el riesgo de SIDS, dormir seguro hábitos, licenciando estándares, y los recursos. La completacion exitosa de este entrenamiento cumple con los requisitos de pre-servicio de DCFS para la aplicación de la Licencia para Proveedoras de Cuidado en El Hogar. Proveedoras con Licencia recibirán horas de entrenamiento para la renovación de la licencia.

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: HSW (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1hour)


This course provides information on caring for children with special needs in typical child care settings. The training helps increase the knowledge and comfort level of participants to enhance their ability to care for young children with disabilities in early childhood environments. It will discuss adaptations and modifications that will assist all children to participate in activities. This meets the DCFS requirement for early childhood providers in special care inclusion training. The course will provide 7.5 contact hours and/or 1/2 Gateways credential point.

Contact Hours: 7.5 hours     Gateways Content Areas: IRE (7.5 hours)     CDA Content Areas: 8 (7.5 hours)


Este curso proporciona información sobre el cuidado de los niños con necesidades especiales en el marco típico de cuidado infantil. La información ayuda a aumentar el nivel de conocimiento y la comodidad de los participantes a mejorar su capacidad para cuidar de los niños pequeños con discapacidad en entornos de primera infancia. Se debates sobre las adaptaciones y modificaciones que ayuden a todos los niños a participar en las actividades. Esto cumple con el requisito de DCFS para los proveedores de la primera infancia en un entrenamiento especial atención inclusión.  El curso proporcionará 7.5 horas de contacto y / o punto de credencial de 1/2 Gateways.

Tenga en cuenta que algunos de los videos y actividades del curso aún no han sido traducidos al español.

Horas presenciales: 7.5 horas Gateways áreas de contenido: IRE (7.5 horas) CDA áreas de contenido: 8 (7.5 horas)