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Training for Illinois DCFS Licensing

 

 

Training Offered by Gateways i-learning System:

 For technical assistance with online learning courses please visit our Online Learning Technical Assistance page.

 

A Preventable Tragedy: Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS/Traumatic Brain Injury)

 

This online instruction will discuss the signs, symptoms, causes, triggers, prevention and long-term effects of Shake Syndrome and traumatic brain injury. Successful completion of this training meets DCFS pre-service requirements for the Home Care Provider License application. Licensed providers will receive hours of training for renewal of the license. 

 

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: B (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1 hour)

 

A Preventable Tragedy: Shaken Baby Syndrome

 

Disponible en español: 

Una Tragedia Evitable : Síndrome de Bebé Sacudido

 

 

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

 

This online training will discuss Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the behaviors that increase the risk of SIDS, safe sleeping habits, licensing standards, and resources to help you reduce the risk of SIDS for infants in your care. 

 

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: B (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1 hour)

 

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the Child Care Profession

 

Disponible en español: 

Síndrome de Muerte Súbita

 

 

Welcoming Each & Every Child (7.5 hours)

This course 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 their ability to care for young children with disabilities in early childhood environments. It will discuss adaptations and modifications that will assist all children to participate in activities. This meets the DCFS requirement for early childhood providers in special care inclusion training. 

Completion of this 7.5-hour Welcoming Each & Every Child online training meets the following requirements:

 

  • Meets the 6-hour special needs training requirement stated in DCFS licensing regulations.
  • Provides 7.5 clock hours of training towards DCFS annual requirements.
  • Meets the inclusion training requirement for all classroom staff within a Gold Circle of Quality program.
  • Participants earn 1/2 point of training credit towards select Gateways Credentials.

 

Contact Hours: 7.5 hours     Gateways Content Areas: E (7.5 hours)     CDA Content Areas: 8 (7.5 hours)

 

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Disponible en español (algunos videos en inglés solamente): 

Dando la Bienvenida a Todos y Cada Uno de los Niños

 

 

Links to Trainings Offered by DCFS (Not a part of the Gateways I-learning System and Gateways Registry):

 

Day Care Home Licensing Orientation Course (available on DCFS site)

The purpose of the orientation is to educate potential day care home providers about the rules and procedures that govern day care homes and the license application process. It's also to help you decide if becoming a day care home provider is right for you and if you meet the licensing requirements mandated by DCFS.

This training includes:

1. An Eligibility Questionnaire (43 Yes/No questions)

2. 60-90 minutes of self-paced interactive training

3. A Post-Training Assessment (10 multiple-choice questions)

4. A Course Evaluation

5. A Certificate of Completion (which must be printed at time of completion)

 

Contact Hours: 3

Questions: Contact (217)785-5689 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Mandated Reporter Training Course (available on DCFS site)

Everyone who suspects child abuse or neglect should call the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline to make a report, but Mandated Reporters are required by law to do so. The purpose of this online course is to help all Illinois Mandated Reporters understand their critical role in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child abuse.

 

Contact Hours: 2

Questions: Contact (217)785-5689 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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