In this training, Family Child Care Credential: Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use in Your Family Child Care Home, participants will review guidelines and research about developmentally appropriate technology use, identify strategies for incorporating technology into their family child care home, and explore technology resources for their program.

Topics include:

  • Child-Centered Approach to Technology Use
  • Enhancing Exploration
  • Integrating Technology Into Your Program
  • Using Assistive Technology
  • Using Appropriate Apps


Contact Hours: 
2 hours          Gateways Content Area: CPD (2 hours)          CDA Content Area: Program Management (2 hours)  


In this training, Family Child Care Credential: Creating Your Family Child Care Routines and Schedules, participants will learn to describe the importance of routines and schedules in a family child care program, identify essential components of effective routines and schedules, and create sample routines and schedules that will support healthy development, learning, and well-being in a family child care program.

Topics include:

  • Importance of Routines and Schedules
  • Balancing Needs
  • Developing Effective Schedules
  • Daily Routines
  • Transitions
Contact Hours: 2 hours          Gateways Content Area: CPD (2 hours)          CDA Content Area: Program Management (2 hours)  

In this training, Family Child Care Credential: Planning Your Family Child Care Environment, participants will learn to describe and identify strategies to create a family child care environment that supports multiple uses, including: providing quality care for a mixed age group of children, managing a successful home business, and meeting the needs of their own family.

Topics include:

  • Foundations of effective planning
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Importance of the daily schedule
  • Planning your outdoor learning environment
  • Furniture and material selection


Contact Hours: 2 hours          Gateways Content Area: CPD (2 hours)          CDA Content Area: Program Management (2 hours) 


In this training, Family Child Care Credential: Technology in the Family Child Care Environment: Ensuring Appropriate Use, Security, and Safety, participants will be able to identify strategies that ensure safe, secure, and appropriate use of technology.  You will learn to explore strategies to document as well as communicate through technology in your program.

Topics include:

  • Appropriate Use
  • Security
  • Safety
  • Using Technology to Document and Plan
  • Developing a Technology Policy


Contact Hours: 2 hours          Gateways Content Area: CPD (2 hours)          CDA Content Area: Program Management (2 hours)   



In this training, Family Child Care Credential: Foundations of Family Child Care Business Operations, participants will learn to describe and identify compliance requirements related to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) licensing standards for day care homes and group day care homes, identify where to locate essential health and safety requirements for family child care operation, and identify and communicate emergency and disaster preparedness plans and training requirements for family child care providers.

Topics include:

·         Licensing Considerations

·         Training Requirements

·         Insurance Considerations

·         Health and Safety Requirements

·         Emergency Plan Development

 

Contact Hours: 2 hours          Gateways Content Area: CPD (2 hours)          CDA Content Area: Program Management (2 hours)  


In this training, Family Child Care Credential: Culturally Responsive Child Care Environments, participants will be able to describe the the foundations of culturally responsive practice, identify the importance of cultural responsiveness within family child care environments, and identify strategies that support positive, multi-aged relationships.

Topics include:

  • Identifying Cultural Responsiveness
  • Building Meaningful Connections
  • Culturally Responsive Communication
  • Promoting Positive Peer Relationships

Contact Hours: 2 hours          Gateways Content Area: IRE (2 hours)          CDA Content Area: Program Management (2 hours)