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EIU Child Care Resource and Referral

Training and Professional Development

Local Training

CCR&R offers training throughout the year for child care professionals to help enhance the quality of child care provided in Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Edgar, Moultrie, and Shelby counties. To see the current list of training available: 

Individual Professional Development Funds

All legally operating programs listed on the CCR&R database may apply to receive Professional Development Funds. These funds are available to support the individual pursuit of professional development in early care and education and school-age care and are funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).

IPDF Application (July 2021)

First Aid/CPR Funds

In partnership with Eastern Illinois Child Care Resource and Referral, the Illinois Department of Human Services is providing funds to assist child care practitioners to achieve First Aid (FA)/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.  Funding is limited and is done on a reimbursement basis.

FA/CPR Application (July 2021)

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