This session will identify the components of a healthy and safe environment, review developmentally appropriate practice, and describe the importance of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Curriculum will also be discussed in terms of how it is used and how it relates to the environment.

This Registry-approved training is brought to you by Gateways to Opportunity.


Contact Hours :3 hours       Gateways Content Areas: CPD (1 hour); IRE (2 hours)       CDA Content Areas: 1 (1 hour); 2 (1 hour); 8 (1 hour)


This course is part of a larger series of sessions that combine to make up the Orientation to the Illinois Model of Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC).  This course contains 4 lessons: 1  assessment and 3 sessions. The learner will take the Vignette Assessment first.  This will assess familiarity with the competencies in the IL Model of IECMHC and an individual plan on how to increase knowledge of those competencies.  The second lesson is entitled “An Introduction to the IL Model of IECMHC.”  Both the Vignette Assessment and the Introduction must be completed before taking the live zoom sessions. 

The two remaining sessions in this course may be completed at any time before finishing the last of the 11 live Zoom meetings.  All portions of the Orientation to the IL Model must be finished (this online course in addition to the 11 live Zoom sessions) for a certificate to be given.


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