Provider Newsletter | August 7, 2023

ZOOM TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS There will be no Zoom or In-Person classes offered through CCRS this month.  However, providers will still able to access continuing education opportunities via these sources: HOT SUMMER DAYS AND MEDICATIONS: A RECIPE FOR HEATSTROKE Feeling overheated under the hot summer sun is a common experience. But for […]

CRAFT: Lion Paper Bag

Lions are amazing and a great source for learning. Everything from The Lion King to nature studies, lions can provide inspiration for tons of learning opportunities.  This craft will also be a wonderful way to work on fine motor skills and imagination. To make these puppets, you will need: Assembly is amazingly straight forward.  Start […]

IDPH Announces $10 Million Program to Provide Air Purifiers to Improve Air Quality in Day Care Centers

IDPH Announces $10 Million Program to Provide Air Purifiers to Improve Air Quality in Day Care Centers School Facilities with Clean Air Record Fewer Sick Students and Improved Academic Performance Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that the state is offering more than 20,000 HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate […]

Circle of Security for Family Child Care Virtual Training

A $300 stipend is available for FCC providers who have not previously attended this training. Participants must complete all 8 hours in order to receive the $300 stipend. Circle of Security implements decades of attachment research in an accessible, step-by-step process to educate parents and caregivers in group settings. This training is ideal for individuals […]

Provider Newsletter | March 21, 2023

ACF AND SAMHSA VIRTUAL TRAINING FOR PARENTS, CAREGIVERS, AND FAMILIES ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN March 22, 2023—6:00–7:15 p.m. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are offering a virtual training for parents, caregivers, and families on the mental health needs of children. ACF and […]

“Ready, Set, Connect!” April 2023 Developmental Screenings

FREE developmental screenings are being offered throughout Champaign County in the month of April for children aged birth to five.  These check-ups will provide information on how your child is developing in various areas such as communication skills, social skills, motor skills, and more. All children will receive a FREE book after participating in a […]

Provider Newsletter | March 7, 2023

READY, SET CONNECT! FREE developmental screenings are being offered throughout Champaign County in the month of April for children aged birth to five.  These check-ups will provide information on how your child is developing in various areas such as communication skills, social skills, motor skills, and more. All children will receive a FREE book after […]