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4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

Training Events

Training Handbook – Your guide to 4-C’s training program. Information includes 4-C Membership, registration and training policies.

November-February Training Events Listing, Updated 12-3-19– printer friendly version

To Register for Trainings

Online Training Registration Form

Printer-friendly Registration Form

CCAP Health, Safety, and Child Development Trainings

NEW Notice of Completion Verification – Notice Issue Date: September 21, 2018

IDHS CCAP Training Announcement – Notice Issue Date: March 30, 2018

CCAP Training Requirements Flyer – NEW Training Requirements (Updated March 2018)

4-C CCAP Training Dates At-a-Glance – CCAP Child Development, Health and Safety Basics, What is CCAP?, Mandated Reporter and CPR/First Aid Training (Updated June 2019)

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Supporting Family Child Care Providers in Responsive Parent Relationships

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

Family Child Care providers are often linked closely with families of the children they care for. This session will explore ways to understand stages of parenting, help gain perspective on how …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, December 15, 2018
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. 6 Training Hours Audience: All …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, December 15, 2018
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: McHenry County Mental Health Board, 620 Dakota St, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. 5 Training Hours Audience: All …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, December 15, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGH Hospital 100 E Le Fevre Rd Sterling, IL 61081

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. 4 Training Hours Audience: All …

ExceleRate Illinois Orientation

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

ExceleRate™ Illinois is the new quality rating and improvement system for licensed child care centers, Head Start, and Preschool for All programs.  This orientation provides child care centers an …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 3: Observation and Guidance

Saturday, January 12, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

To know how to best help children in your care, it is important to observe them and identify their specific needs.  This session will define the different kinds of observation skills you can use when …

Illinois Early Learning & Development Standards

Saturday, January 12, 2019
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

This training gives early childhood practitioners an overview of the revised learning and development standards for preschool children ages three to five. Through discussion and small group …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 4: Learning Happens in Relationships

Saturday, January 12, 2019
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

Our children are constantly responding to family members, teachers, and social relationships that help to shape their understanding of the world around them.  This module explores how relationships …

Creating Secure Child-Caregiver Relationships

Thursday, January 17, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Huntley Park District Rec Center, 12015 Mill St, Huntley, IL 60142

The value of relationships when caring for children is immeasurable. In this training, participants will be introduced to concepts to help shift focus from behavior management to building …

Family and Community – Partners in Learning

Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Location: McHenry County Mental Health Board, 620 Dakota St, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

The benefits of strong family and community engagement practices in the child care setting will be the basis of discussion.  Participants will identify the strengths of current family and parent …

Daycare infant sleeping

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC): Learning and Development – Module 3

Saturday, January 26, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

This session explores brain development, early learning and language development, and appropriate curriculum planning for infants and toddlers. PITC’s view of infants as active, self-motivated …

Child Development, Health and Safety Basics

Saturday, January 26, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C McHenry Office, 667 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL 60050

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED–RESCHEDULED from 1/19/2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGH Hospital 100 E Le Fevre Rd Sterling, IL 61081

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. 4 Training Hours Audience: All …

Daycare provider and child coloring and having fun together

Webinar: Adverse Childhood Experiences: What You Need to Know

Monday, January 28, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Webinar

Children who are exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) face an increased risk for social-emotional, physical, and mental health issues. ACEs include abuse, neglect, parental separation or …

Creating Individual Professional Development Plans–CANCELLED

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CGH Hospital 100 E Le Fevre Rd Sterling, IL 61081

Participants will define and explain the value of professional development.  This training will assist in recognizing the relationship of staff development to Continuous Quality Improvement.  …

Child Development, Health and Safety Basics–CANCELLED

Saturday, February 2, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

Whole foods, baby foods, bottle milke

We Choose Health Modules 1 & 2 (Childhood Obesity and Nutrition for Young Children)–CANCELLED

Saturday, February 2, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

In this training session, the problem and consequences of childhood obesity in 2–5 year old children will be discussed. The environment and the role of the child care provider in preventing obesity …

Finding a Curriculum that Works for You–CANCELLED

Saturday, February 9, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CGH Hospital 100 E Le Fevre Rd Sterling, IL 61081

Participants will define developmentally appropriate practice and review the benefits of various curricula approaches.  Through group activities and discussion on the use of effective curriculum, …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 5: Family and Community Relationships–CANCELLED

Saturday, February 9, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

As our partner in child development, families—especially parents—directly affect a child’s learning. In this class, you will learn new ways of working with parents to help their children enjoy …

An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales (includes the new ECERS-3)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

This training is for center-based programs and family child care providers and offers an overview of the Environment Rating Scales.  The Environment Rating Scales are user-friendly assessment tools …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 6: Personal and Professional Development–CANCELLED

Saturday, February 9, 2019
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

What does it mean to be a child care professional? How can you be sure you are getting the support and supplies you need? How can you set effective limits with parents and children alike? You will …

Daycare provider and child constructing together

Tax and Recordkeeping for Family Child Care

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

Does keeping up with current tax laws as it relates to self-employed business practices seem overwhelming? Learn what it means to be self-employed, how to track income and expenses, and what business …

What is CCAP?–**CANCELLED**

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C McHenry Office, 667 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL 60050

Join this informative session to become more familiar with the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program’s (CCAP) policy and procedures, including the application process, provider qualifications, …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, February 16, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. 6 Training Hours Audience: All …

Child Development, Health and Safety Basics

Saturday, February 16, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CGH Hospital 100 E Le Fevre Rd Sterling, IL 61081

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, February 16, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: McHenry County Mental Health Board, 620 Dakota St, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. 5 Training Hours Audience: All …

Girl on swing

We Choose Health Modules 3 & 4 (Physical Activity for Young Children and Working with Families to Promote Healthy Behaviors)–CANCELLED

Saturday, February 16, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

In this session, the components of the environment and the child care provider’s role in promoting the development of active play will be described. Participants will explore the barriers and …

Welcoming Each and Every Child–CANCELLED

Saturday, February 16, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: United Way of Greater McHenry County, 4508 Prime Pkwy, McHenry, IL 60050

This training 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 …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED–RESCHEDULED FROM 1/19/2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C McHenry Office, 667 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL 60050

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. 5 Training Hours Audience: All …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, February 23, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGH Hospital 100 E Le Fevre Rd Sterling, IL 61081

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. 4 Training Hours Audience: All …

Webinar: Moving Beyond Time Out

Monday, February 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Webinar

Time-out has not been effective in helping children develop self-regulation skills. Learn ways to respond to children to help them develop emotional awareness and ways to provide calming activities …

Child Care University

Saturday, March 2, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Sauk Valley College

Audience: All Providers Child Care University is a series of workshops just for you! Join us for a day of learning, fun and great door prizes. You will receive tons of information you can put to …

Power to the Profession: What it is, Why it Matters, and Next Steps

Monday, March 4, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

Are you a passionate early childhood professional who understands the importance of your work but feels like society does not recognize the value of early childhood education? Do you feel …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 7a: Child Development (Birth to 8 Months)

Saturday, March 9, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

Newborns and young babies are developing at an incredible rate, causing them to have special needs unlike older children. In this fourth class, you will understand how children from birth to 8 months …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, March 9, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGH Hospital, Sterling

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 7b: Child Development (8 to 18 Months)

Saturday, March 9, 2019
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

In this continuation of the first child development class, you will explore development among children 8 to 18 months old. You will identify how this age group differs in growth and their approach to …

Child Development, Health and Safety Basics

Saturday, March 16, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, March 16, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

Creating Safe Environments for Children: What Every Child Care Professional Needs to Know

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 4-Office, McHenry

You might believe that buying a popular brand name product, using a hand-me-down product that has already been “kid-tested”, or buying an expensive product means that it will be safe.  But not all …

Fundamentals of Child Assessment

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
6:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

Participants will be introduced to the essentials and importance of conducting child assessments in early childhood programs.  Through discussion and group activities practitioners will learn the …

Build Relationships, Build Resilience: Supporting Families Exposed to Trauma

Thursday, March 21, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Huntley Park District Rec Center

This session will explore ways to support families, and build resilience in families who have experienced trauma. This training will help participants to recognize developmental concerns and …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, March 30, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales

Saturday, March 30, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 am
Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters McHenry, Crystal Lake

This training is for center-based programs and family child care providers and offers an overview of the Environment Rating Scales.  The Environment Rating Scales are user-friendly assessment tools …

Baby hands holding apple with heart cut out

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Mandated Reporters

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

Audience: All providers The purpose of this in-person training is to help all Illinois Mandated Reporters understand their critical role in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child …

What is CCAP?

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

Join this informative session to become more familiar with the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program’s (CCAP) policy and procedures, including the application process, provider qualifications, …

Daycare provider and child coloring and having fun together

**RESCHEDULED** The Science of Challenging Behaviors

Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C DeKalb Office 155 N 3rd St, Suite 300 DeKalb, IL 60115

The brain is a complex thing. Early childhood professionals are like neurobiologist trying to interpret the needs of children on a daily basis.  A child’s brain is the most fluid during the early …

Child Development, Health and Safety Basics

Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CGH Hospital, Sterling

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

Child Development, Health and Safety Basics

Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

ExceleRate Illinois Orientation for Licensed Family Child Care

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters McHenry, Crystal Lake

ExceleRate™ Illinois is the quality rating and improvement system for licensed family child care, licensed child care centers, Head Start, and Preschool for All programs. This orientation provides …

Daycare provider feeding baby

Supporting Our Youngest Learners Experiencing Homelessness

Thursday, April 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Sterling Rock Falls Child Care, Sterling

This presentation will provide an overview of various programs and services that provide early education and family support to homeless infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their families. …

An Introduction to Transitions

Thursday, April 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

Participants will recognize the effects of various types of transitions – including activity, classroom, program, family and community – on families and a child’s learning and development.  …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 7c: Child Development (18 to 36 Months)

Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

Toddlers are an energetic bunch who require plenty of stimulation and education. In this final section of child development training, you will explore how children age 18 to 36 months learn language, …

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC): Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization – Module 1

Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: CGH Hospital, Sterling

This first module begins with an overview of the basic concepts of early social-emotional growth and socialization and their application to the group care context.  An emphasis is placed on the …

Off the Shelf and Into Practice: Using Your Curriculum Every Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

This training gives participants an overview of important factors for implementing a curriculum as well as reviewing indicators of a high quality curriculum.  Participants will identify strategies …

Pyramid Model Module 1: Creating a Win-Win: A Team Approach to Strengthening Young Children’s Social And Emotional Skills

Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Huntley Park District Rec Center

Interested in a calmer learning environment filled with supported, engaged children?  Learn more about the relationship between challenging behavior and social emotional development in young children …

ECE Credential Level 1 Module 8a: Preschool Social and Emotional Development

Saturday, April 13, 2019
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

As children approach preschool age, their needs begin to change. This is the first of four classes designed to better understand children as they approach school-age. You will identify …

Suspending Early Childhood Expulsion Part 1: The Basics–*CANCELLED*

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

Are you aware of the recent legislation that provides critical protection for Illinois’ youngest and most vulnerable children. Have you wondered, ‘what exactly is the ‘Expulsion Bill’? Or ‘how will …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

Illinois Early Learning Guidelines Birth to Age Three

Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: CGH Hospital, Sterling

This training gives early childhood practitioners an overview of program guidelines for children birth to age three. The training creates a foundational understanding for providers and practitioners …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGH Hospital, Sterling

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

Effective Interactions: Engaging Children with Challenging Behaviors

Thursday, May 2, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Huntley Park District Rec Center

This training will help early childhood professionals address challenging behaviors through active engagement and positive interactions. In this training, we will explore brain development and how it …

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC): Group Care – Module 2

Saturday, May 4, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: CGH Hospital, Sterling

This training introduces special considerations in caring for infants and toddlers and six program policies that support the development of emotionally secure relationships in the group care …

Child Development, Health and Safety Basics

Saturday, May 4, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, May 4, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 8b: Preschool Physical Development

Saturday, May 11, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

As toddlers mature, their minds are not the only things growing at an incredible rate. You will understand the special areas of physical development in preschool-aged children. You also will learn …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 8c: Preschool Language Development

Saturday, May 11, 2019
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

Appropriate speech patterns and language skills are crucial to nurturing effective communications by preschoolers. In this third class on preschool development, you will explore how to use a picture …

Suspending Early Childhood Expulsion Part 2: Equity vs Equality: Exploring Implicit Bias in Early Childhood–*CANCELLED*

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

The difference between equity and equality is the biggest argument for the bill in preventing expulsion in early childhood. Implicit bias leads to practices that exclude children and families who …

An Introduction to Contracts and Policies

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

Do you need to write your first contract and policy for your family child care program? Do you have a contract and policy but are wondering if it has everything you need? In this workshop we will …

Daycare provider and child constructing together

STEAM for Infants and Toddlers: Facilitating Young Learner’s Natural Discoveries

Saturday, May 18, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Little Sprouts Daycare and Preschool, Lanark

What is STEAM all about for our youngest learners? Providers will learn to recognize what STEAM concepts look like in developmentally appropriate learning experiences for infants and toddlers. …

An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales

Saturday, May 18, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

This training is for center-based programs and family child care providers and offers an overview of the Environment Rating Scales.  The Environment Rating Scales are user-friendly assessment tools …

Respectful Care for Infants and Toddlers

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Location: Little Sprouts Daycare and Preschool, Lanark

What does respectful care for infants and toddlers mean? This session will explore what respect looks like in the practical context of caring for young children, including topics like guidance, …

**CANCELLED** What is CCAP?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: YWCA of the Sauk Valley, Sterling

Join this informative session to become more familiar with the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program’s (CCAP) policy and procedures, including the application process, provider qualifications, …

Positive Guidance: Reframing Children’s Challenging Behaviors to Support Children’s Needs

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters McHenry, Crystal Lake

Explore what respectful care looks like when challenging behaviors occur and how caregiver responses can support or limit children during these fragile moments. Participants will reflect on beliefs …

Child Development, Health and Safety Basics

Saturday, June 1, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CGH Hospital, Sterling

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

daycare facility

Build Relationships, Build Resilience: Supporting Families Exposed to Trauma

Thursday, June 6, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

This session will explore ways to support families, and build resilience in families who have experienced trauma. This training will help participants to recognize developmental concerns and …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 8d: Preschool Cognitive Development

Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

In this final session on preschool development, you will dive deeper into how preschoolers learn and identify tips for making learning fun. With suggestions for activities that encourage your …

An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales

Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: CGH Hospital, Sterling

This training is for center-based programs and family child care providers and offers an overview of the Environment Rating Scales.  The Environment Rating Scales are user-friendly assessment tools …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, June 8, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGH Hospital, Sterling

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 9: Preschool School-Age Development

Saturday, June 8, 2019
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

Completing the important section on child development, this class looks at school-age children to uncover how their learning and growth differs. With tips on how to better care for school-aged youth, …

** RESCHEDULED** Stress Management

Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Little Sprouts Daycare and Preschool, Lanark

Recognizing stress is the first step to learning how to manage it.  This training will address different types of stress and how to manage it with positive lifestyles, support and relaxation …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, June 15, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

**RESCHEDULED** Respectful Care for Infants and Toddlers

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters McHenry, Crystal Lake

What does respectful care for infants and toddlers mean? This session will explore what respect looks like in the practical context of caring for young children, including topics like guidance, …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, June 22, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

Understanding and Planning for Continuous Quality Improvement

Saturday, June 22, 2019
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: CGH Hospital, Sterling

One of the distinguishing characteristics of high-quality early childhood programs is their ability to adapt to change.  This training will explore the concept of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, June 29, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

Child Development, Health and Safety Basics

Saturday, June 29, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

Daycare infant sleeping

PCAN: Supportive Relationships with Infants, Toddlers and Their Families

Saturday, June 29, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

Through this training participants will look deeply at the relationship building process between caregivers, families and children. We will spend time identifying strategies to work effectively with …

Daycare playing as group with provider

Infant Toddler Temperaments: A Practical Approach in Meeting Individual Needs

Thursday, July 11, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: McHenry County Mental Health Board

This training will support providers in understanding temperament domains and recognizing how temperament impacts the behaviors of children and adults alike. We will discuss how to adjust adult …

**CANCELLED** Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics

Saturday, July 13, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, July 13, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

**CANCELLED** An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales

Saturday, July 13, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Shah Center, McHenry

This training is for center-based programs and family child care providers and offers an overview of the Environment Rating Scales. The Environment Rating Scales are user-friendly assessment tools …

Daycare facility or daycare in-home settings

**CANCELLED** Creating A Learning Environment That Promotes Positive Behavior

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, Dekalb

This training will introduce concepts that promote positive behaviors within the classroom using various methods including important considerations in room arrangements, visual cues and intentional …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, July 20, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

Daycare infant sleeping

Respectful Care for Infants and Toddlers

Thursday, July 25, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

What does respectful care for infants and toddlers mean? This session will explore what respect looks like in the practical context of caring for young children, including topics like guidance, …

Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics

Saturday, July 27, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

Girl painting at daycare

Play-Based Learning for All Ages

Saturday, July 27, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Sterling Rock Falls Child Care, Sterling

Research shows that setting our kids up for success in school and beyond with play-based learning is the best approach for our learning environments.  Teaching children relevant skills through play …

Responding to Families with Cultural Sensitivity

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Sterling Rock Falls Child Care, Sterling

Child development expert Peter Mangione states that no one is an expert in their own culture, much less someone else’s. This powerful statement highlights why it can be difficult for caregivers to …

Daycare provider feeding baby

Suspending Early Childhood Expulsion

Friday, August 2, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Participants must attend both 8/2/2019 and 9/6/2019 to receive credit. Registration Deadline: 8/9/2019 Part One: Are you aware of the recent legislation that provides critical protection for …

Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics

Saturday, August 10, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CGH Medical Center, Sterling

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED

Saturday, August 10, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

Whole foods, baby foods, bottle milke

Food Allergies

Saturday, August 10, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Huntley Park District Rec Center

Young children have the highest incidence of food allergies of any age group. Child care providers should be alert for “child language” and signs that can signal an allergic reaction. This training …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, August 17, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGH Medical Center, Sterling

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

Mom and daughter looking on computer

Webinar: Easy Ways to Boost Children’s Brain Power

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: WEBINAR

Really great caregivers don't have all the answers to children's questions. They turn those questions around to get children thinking and exploring. This lesson offers ways to help children develop …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, August 24, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

**CANCELLED** Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: CGH Medical Center, Sterling

This training gives early childhood practitioners an overview of the revised learning and development standards for preschool children ages three to five. Through discussion and small group …

**CANCELLED** Power to the Profession

Thursday, September 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Are you a passionate early childhood professional who understands the importance of your work but feels like society does not recognize the value of early childhood education? Do you feel …

Daycare provider feeding baby

Suspending Early Childhood Expulsion

Friday, September 6, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Participants must attend both 8/2/2019 and 9/6/2019 to receive credit. Registration Deadline: 8/9/2019 Part One: Are you aware of the recent legislation that provides critical protection for …

Pyramid Model Module 1: Creating a Win-Win: A Team Approach to Strengthening Young Children’s Social And Emotional Skills

Saturday, September 7, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Interested in a calmer learning environment filled with supported, engaged children?  Learn more about the relationship between challenging behavior and social emotional development in young children …

Daycare playing as group with provider

An Introduction to Contracts and Policies

Saturday, September 7, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Do you need to write your first contract and policy for your family child care program? Do you have a contract and policy but are wondering if it has everything you need? In this workshop we will …

**CANCELLED** An Introduction to the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC): Module 1

Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Participants must attend both 9/12/2019 and 9/19/2019 to receive credit. Participants are also required to complete an online assessment, due 10/10/2019.  Registration deadline: 9/5/2019 This …

Circle of Security® ™

Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Huntley Park District Rec Center

Participants must attend all dates: 9/12/2019, 9/26/2019, 10/3/2019 and 10/17/2019 to receive credit.  Registration deadline: 9/5/2019 This training is a parent-reflection program offering the …

**CANCELLED** Back to Basics: Infection Control

Saturday, September 14, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Join Lindsay Marvick, RN, for a refresher in basic infection control and prevention in child care centers. Proper hand-washing and bleach solution concentration will be discussed as well as when to …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, September 14, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGH Medical Center, Sterling

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

**CANCELLED** An Introduction to the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC): Module 1

Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Participants must attend both 9/12/2019 and 9/19/2019 to receive credit. Participants are also required to complete an online assessment, due 10/10/2019.  Registration deadline: 9/5/2019 This …

**CANCELLED** Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics

Saturday, September 21, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics

Saturday, September 21, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

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Webinar: Dealing with Anger-The Children’s and Yours

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: WEBINAR

Important life skills for children include learning effective ways to handle their anger. This lesson takes a developmental look at anger. Examine the common roots of angry feelings in children, …

**CANCELLED** What is CCAP?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Join this informative session to become more familiar with the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program’s (CCAP) policy and procedures, including the application process, provider qualifications, …

Circle of Security® ™

Thursday, September 26, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Huntley Park District Rec Center

Participants must attend all dates: 9/12/2019, 9/26/2019, 10/3/2019 and 10/17/2019 to receive credit.  Registration deadline: 9/5/2019 This training is a parent-reflection program offering the …

**CANCELLED** An Introduction to Transitions

Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Participants will recognize the effects of various types of transitions – including activity, classroom, program, family and community – on families and a child’s learning and development. …

Circle of Security® ™

Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Huntley Park District Rec Center

Participants must attend all dates: 9/12/2019, 9/26/2019, 10/3/2019 and 10/17/2019 to receive credit.  Registration deadline: 9/5/2019 This training is a parent-reflection program offering the …

An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales

Saturday, October 5, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Shah Center, McHenry

This training is for center-based programs and family child care providers and offers an overview of the Environment Rating Scales. The Environment Rating Scales are user-friendly assessment tools …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGH Medical Center, Sterling

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

Thumbs up to daycare

Lead in Water

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C office, McHenry

This Lead in Water Workshop is designed to inform childcare providers on Illinois' requirements regarding lead in water testing and mitigation. In this workshop, you will learn about the impact of …

**CANCELLED** An Introduction to the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC): Module 2

Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Participants must attend both 10/10/2019 and 10/17/2019 to receive credit. Participants are also required to complete an online assessment, due 11/7/2019.  Registration deadline: 10/3/2019 This …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

Saturday, October 12, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

**CANCELLED** An Introduction to the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC): Module 2

Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Participants must attend both 10/10/2019 and 10/17/2019 to receive credit. Participants are also required to complete an online assessment, due 11/7/2019.  Registration deadline: 10/3/2019 This …

Circle of Security® ™

Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Huntley Park District Rec Center

Participants must attend all dates: 9/12/2019, 9/26/2019, 10/3/2019 and 10/17/2019 to receive credit.  Registration deadline: 9/5/2019 This training is a parent-reflection program offering the …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED

Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics

Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CGH Medical Center, Sterling

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales

Saturday, October 26, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: CGH Medical Center, Sterling

This training is for center-based programs and family child care providers and offers an overview of the Environment Rating Scales. The Environment Rating Scales are user-friendly assessment tools …

Girl on swing

Supporting Our Youngest Learners Experiencing Homelessness

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

This presentation will provide an overview of various programs and services that provide early education and family support to homeless infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their families. …

Webinar: Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Resilience

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: WEBINAR

Children who experience adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) face an increased risk for social-emotional, physical and mental health issues. ACEs include abuse, neglect, poverty and other traumatic …

Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics

Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid and AED

Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGH Medical Center, Sterling

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; …

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Mandated Reporters

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

The purpose of this in-person training is to help all Illinois Mandated Reporters understand their critical role in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child abuse. Everyone who suspects …

**RESCHEDULED** Process vs. Product Art

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

What exactly is process art? Is product art necessarily bad? These and more questions have been posed by many providers. This training will explain process versus product art with an emphasis on …

**CANCELLED** Early Intervention-Communicating with Families

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Malta Historical and Genealogical Society, Malta

What is Early Intervention (EI) and the federal mandate for EI referrals? Do you have difficulty discussing sensitive issues with parents? This training will provide information on EI and the …

**CANCELLED** ECE Credential Level 1-Module 1: Child Development Overview

Saturday, November 9, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

Participants receive an overview in child development for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding basic milestones in development as well as on strategies used to …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid & AED

Saturday, November 9, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to all providers; …

**CANCELLED** ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 2a: Health Issues for Children in Group Care

Saturday, November 9, 2019
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

Ensuring a child’s health and well-being requires more than basic first aid and emergency contacts. In this module, you will learn how to help the growth of healthy children—from the basics like hand …

Baby hands holding apple with heart cut out

When Children Bite: Responsive Support for Children and Families

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

During this training, participants will explore why biting is considered a developmentally expected behavior and how providers can implement strategies to prevent and respond to biting. Participants …

**RESCHEDULED** Supporting Social Emotional Development

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

It's often easier to identify red flags or delays in the areas of speech, gross motor, fine motor, and cognitive skills, but what about social emotional skills?  come learn to identify red flags and …

Webinar: Developing an Emergency Preparedness Plan

Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Emergency situations can happen at any time. Child care facilities need to have a written plan in place, so staff, children, and families are prepared to handle any emergency situation that may …

**Rescheduled: new date!** Brain Development in Infants and Toddlers

Saturday, November 16, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: on-line

Research on brain development is bringing forth new information all the time and can help inform our caregiving practices with infants and toddlers. This training will dive into the relevant topic of …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED

Saturday, November 16, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to all providers; …

Daycare provider feeding baby

**Rescheduled, new date!** Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Mandated Reporters

Saturday, November 16, 2019
10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Location: Caroll County Farm Bureau

The purpose of this in-person training is to help all Illinois Mandated Reporters understand their critical role in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child abuse. Everyone who suspects …

What is CCAP?

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Join this informative session to become more familiar with the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program’s (CCAP) policy and procedures, including the application process, provider qualifications, …

**CANCELLED** ECE Credential Level 1: Module 2b: Nutrition Issues for Group Care

Saturday, November 23, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

Whether you are responsible for providing a quick snack or a well-balanced meal, understanding children’s dietary needs creates healthier and happier kids. Learn the basics of good nutrition, food …

**CANCELLED** ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 2c: Safety Issues for Group Care

Saturday, November 23, 2019
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

A child’s safety is the number one concern for parents and child care providers alike. In this module, you will identify tips for creating a safer group care environment, confront the issue of abuse …

**CANCELLED** Understanding the Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional (ASQ-SE)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

This workshop will introduce participants to the Ages and Stages Questionnaire-Social Emotional (ASQ-SE). This tool is reliable, valid, and easy to screen young children’s social-emotional …

**CANCELLED** Child Development, Health and Safety Basics

Saturday, December 7, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CGH Medical Center, Sterling

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

**CANCELLED** ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 3: Observation and Guidance

Saturday, December 7, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

To know how to best help children in your care, it is important to observe them and identify their specific needs. This session will define the different kinds of observation skills you can use when …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED

Saturday, December 7, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to all providers; …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGH Medical Center, Sterling

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to all providers; …

**CANCELLED** ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 4: Learning Happens in Relationships

Saturday, December 7, 2019
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

Our children are constantly responding to family members, teachers, and social relationships that help to shape their understanding of the world around them. This module explores how relationships …

Gardening in the Classroom

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

Gardening with children provides them with skills that help their physical and intellectual development. This training will explain how school gardens benefit children’s learning and how you can …

Child Development, Health and Safety Basics

Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

Healthy Foods, Healthy Minds

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

This training provides a rationale for the role early care and education providers play in helping make healthy changes to what children in their care eat. We will focus on ways to support healthy …

Offering Healthy Beverages to Children

Saturday, December 14, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Hidden sugars are everywhere these days, even in children’s drinks. In this training, we will discuss healthy beverage options for children and how to identify hidden sugars to help create a healthy …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 5: Family and Community Relationships

Saturday, December 21, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

As our partner in child development, families—especially parents—directly affect a child’s learning. In this class, you will learn new ways of working with parents to help their children enjoy …

ECE Credential Level 1 – Module 6: Personal and Professional Development

Saturday, December 21, 2019
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

What does it mean to be a child care professional? How can you be sure you are getting the support and supplies you need? How can you set effective limits with parents and children alike? You will …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED

Saturday, January 4, 2020
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to all providers; …

Whole foods, baby foods, bottle milke

Healthy Foods, Healthy Minds

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

This training provides a rationale for the role early care and education providers play in helping make healthy changes to what children in their care eat. We will focus on ways to support healthy …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED

Saturday, January 11, 2020
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to all providers; …

ECE Credential Level 1- Module 7a: Child Development (Birth to 8 Months)

Saturday, January 11, 2020
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

Newborns and young babies are developing at an incredible rate, causing them to have special needs unlike older children. In this fourth class, you will understand how children from birth to 8 months …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED

Saturday, January 11, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGH Medical Center, Sterling

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to all providers; …

ECE Credential Level 1-Module 7b: Child Development (8 to 18 Months)

Saturday, January 11, 2020
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

In this continuation of the first child development class, you will explore development among children 8 to 18 months old. You will identify how this age group differs in growth and their approach to …

Webinar: Children Can Cook

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Cooking with young children is an important way for them to learn through sensory exploration. Safety concerns, as well as the potential “mess” often prohibit families and early educators from …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid and AED

Saturday, January 18, 2020
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to all providers; …

Daycare playing as group with provider

**CANCELLED** A Recipe for Co-Regulation

Thursday, January 23, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Rochelle City Council, Rochelle

Co-regulation is the ability to form close secure relationships and to regulate emotions in a socially appropriate way. Social-emotional regulation is a vital part of a child’s development. First, …

ECE Credential Level 1-Module 7c: Child Development (18 to 36 Months)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

Toddlers are an energetic bunch who require plenty of stimulation and education. In this final section of child development training, you will explore how children age 18 to 36 months learn language, …

An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales

Saturday, January 25, 2020
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Brown Bear Daycare, Harvard

This training is for center-based programs and family child care providers and offers an overview of the Environment Rating Scales. The Environment Rating Scales are user-friendly assessment tools …

ECE Credential Level 1- Module 8a: Preschool Social and Emotional Development

Saturday, January 25, 2020
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

As children approach preschool age, their needs begin to change. This is the first of four classes designed to better understand children as they approach school-age. You will identify …

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Just Added–Brain Architecture Game

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Sterling Public Library

The Brain Architecture Game is a tabletop game experience that builds understanding of the powerful role of experiences on early brain development--what promotes it, what derails it, with what …

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Positive Guidance to Support Toddler Development

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Rochelle City Council, Rochelle

This training will explore developmentally appropriate socialization that takes place between infancy and toddlerhood, and positive guidance techniques caregivers can use to support pro-social …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED

Saturday, February 1, 2020
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to all providers; …

Tax and Recordkeeping for Family Child Care

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Does keeping up with current tax laws as it relates to self-employed business practices seem overwhelming? Learn what it means to be self-employed, how to track income and expenses, and what business …

**CANCELLED** Observation: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get an outsider’s perspective of your classroom/program or try to figure out what a child with a challenging behavior is trying to communicate? This …

ECE Credential Level 1-Module 8b: Preschool Physical Development

Saturday, February 8, 2020
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

As toddlers mature, their minds are not the only things growing at an incredible rate. You will understand the special areas of physical development in preschool-aged children. You also will learn …

ECE Credential Level 1-Module 8c: Preschool Language Development

Saturday, February 8, 2020
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

Appropriate speech patterns and language skills are crucial to nurturing effective communications by preschoolers. In this third class on preschool development, you will explore how to use a picture …

Just Added–Play-Based Learning

Monday, February 10, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: CGH Medical Center, Sterling

Research shows that setting our kids up for success in school and beyond with play-based learning is the best approach for our early learning environments. Teaching children relevant skills through …

Webinar: Self-Care for Professionals Who Care for Children Impacted by ACEs

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Caring for children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can be an intense and exhausting experience for ECE professionals. Whether you may be working to resolve your own …

Lead in Water

Thursday, February 13, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

This Lead in Water Workshop is designed to inform childcare providers on Illinois' requirements regarding lead in water testing and mitigation. In this workshop, you will learn about the impact of …

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Offering Healthy Beverages to Children

Saturday, February 15, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

Hidden sugars are everywhere these days, even in children’s drinks. In this training, we will discuss healthy beverage options for children and how to identify hidden sugars to help create a healthy …

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS/SUID/AAP Safe Sleep)

Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Providers who care for infants and toddlers can learn steps to reduce the risk of SIDS and other circumstances that effect safe sleeping of infants and toddlers. Child care safety policies on this …

Shaken Baby and Traumatic Brain Injury

Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

Crying is the only way that a baby can communicate his or her needs. Shaken Baby Syndrome occurs when an infant or young child is shaken vigorously, often out of frustration, in an attempt to stop a …

ECE Credential Level 1-Module 8d: Preschool Cognitive Development

Saturday, February 22, 2020
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

In this final session on preschool development, you will dive deeper into how preschoolers learn and identify tips for making learning fun. With suggestions for activities that encourage your …

An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales

Saturday, February 22, 2020
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, DeKalb

This training is for center-based programs and family child care providers and offers an overview of the Environment Rating Scales. The Environment Rating Scales are user-friendly assessment tools …

ECE Credential Level 1-Module 9: Preschool School-Age Development

Saturday, February 22, 2020
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

Completing the important section on child development, this class looks at school-age children to uncover how their learning and growth differs. With tips on how to better care for school-aged youth, …

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED

Saturday, February 29, 2020
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 4-C Office, McHenry

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers 18 years and older working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to all providers; …