IDHS Required Training for License-Exempt Non-Relative Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Providers
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), through the Division of Early Childhood (DEC), partners with child care providers like you to serve families through the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). To ensure the health and safety of children, federal regulations require providers who receive CCAP payments to complete orientation and annual training based on specific health and safety topics.
Illinois is out of compliance with these federal regulations. To come into compliance, all License-exempt Non-relative child care providers (centers and homes) must complete trainings to continue to receive CCAP payments.
This page provides comprehensive resources to answer questions you may have about the training requirements for License-Exempt Non-Relative (home and center) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) providers and how to meet them. Please review this page carefully before contacting DHS, your local CCR&R, INCCRRA, Gateways i-learning, or Gateways to Opportunity.
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