4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

Professional Development Funding Opportunities

CPR/FA Reimbursements

Providers are eligible for a CPR/First Aid fee waiver for classes offered through 4-C, or reimbursement for classes taken outside of 4-C.  Hybrid classes must have an in-person component to be able to be taken under consideration for reimbursement.  Classes must be taken between July 1, 2020-June 19, 2021 and application must be received by July 19, 2021. Child care centers can receive reimbursement to play for a CPR/First Aid instructor to provide training on-site or off-site for required staff.

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

CPR/First Aid reimbursement is open for all providers currently caring for families.

Child care centers can receive reimbursement to pay for a CPR/First Aid instructor to provide training on-site or off-site for required staff.

Priority is given to programs currently caring for 50% or more children whose care is paid for by the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

Please note: Relative family child care providers caring for school age (SA) children only, family child care assistants, and others with roles not applicable are not eligible.

How Do I Apply?

  • Reimbursement application and guidelines for individuals – This is for providers who have registered for a training as an individual
  • Reimbursement application for centers who have taken the training as a group – This is for center programs who arrange an instructor to provide a group training
  • Applications and guidelines for FY2021 can be found here.

Who can I contact for more information?

Contact our Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the McHenry Office at 815-344-5510 ext. 16 or Email.

Individual Professional Development Funds

Individual Professional Development Funds (IPDF) support center based and family child care providers to pursue professional development (i.e. conference/workshop registration fees, transportation/mileage, and fees associated with credentialing processes).

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

  • Individual practitioners currently employed by center-based programs or family home programs (licensed or license exempt) that provide care as defined by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Individual practitioners include child care center directors, early childhood teachers/assistant teachers, school age teachers/assistant teachers, family home providers and assistants.In addition, child care center support staff (e.g., cook, driver) when appropriate.

Are there priority programs?

  • As applications are received, priority is given to:
    • Programs currently caring for 50% or more children whose care is paid for by the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program(CCAP).
    • Programs that are full year (at least 47 weeks)/full day (at least 8 hours).
    • Programs that are currently caring for infants and toddlers.

How Do I Apply?

Funds are allocated on a first come first served basis until all funds are allocated. Applications are due Friday, June 19, 2021.

IPDF Guidelines and Application

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Who can I contact for more information?

Contact our Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the McHenry Office at 815-344-5510 x16 or Email.

Funding for IPDF and QI Funds is provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services