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4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

Professional Development Funding Opportunities

CPR/FA Reimbursements

Providers either currently being paid by the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) or who have a pending case through CCAP are eligible for a one-time CPR/First Aid fee waiver for classes offered through 4-C, or one-time reimbursement for classes taken outside of 4-C.  Classes must be taken between July 1, 2019-June 19, 2020 and application must be received by July 19, 2020. Child care centers serving families on the Child Care Assistance Program can receive reimbursement to pay 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 providers caring for families on the 4-C CCAP caseload or working in a child care center serving CCAP families in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, or Whiteside counties.  Reimbursement is available for those providers who are required to complete the CCAP training requirements.

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

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?

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?

  • Child care providers working in centers and homes listed in our referral database, and
  • Currently providing care to child(ren) whose care is paid for by the Illinois Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

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, 2020.

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.

Online CDA Funds

During the stay-at-home order, 4-C is offering a one-time opportunity of funding for child care practitioners electing to pursue/complete a CDA. This is an online CDA course through Teachstone.

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

  • Individual practioners currently (actively providing care prior to COVID Executive Order No. 8) employed by center-based programs or family home programs (both licensed and license-exempt) that provide care.
  • Priority will be given to:
    • Programs that care for 50% or more children whose care is paid by Child Care Assistance Program.
    • Programs that are full-year (at least 47 weeks)/full day (at least 8 hours).
    • Program currently (actively providing care prior to COVID Executive Order No. 8) caring for infants/toddlers

How Do I Apply?

Funds are allocated on a first come first served basis until all funds are allocated. Applications are due May 1, 2020.

Online CDA Funding Guidelines and Application

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Who can I contact for more information?

Contact Jen Schwartz at jennifers@four-c.org or Steve Kimmel at stevek@four-c.org.

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