1 Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9 a.m. egistration begins Spring 2015 F CHILD CAE, SCHL-AGE & EALY LEANING PFESSINAL DEVELPMENT!"#$%!"#$%&%$'(!")*+,%#$-+(#!$- What s Inside New Community Partner egistration Forms Understanding & Planning for Continuous Quality Improvement Fundamentos culturales y lingüísticos para una práctica apropiada Metody pracy z dziećmi o trudnym zachowaniu All trainings offered by Illinois Action for Children are now registry approved trainings
2 CNTENTS SPING 2015 egistration begins April 1, 2015 Introduction 1 Administrative ffices, Staff, and Community Partners/Socios Comunitarios 2 Training Locations/Sitios de Entrenamientos 4 Service Area Map 5 Provider esources 6 Training Policies 7 Continuum of Training 8 egistration Details 9 Important Information 10 Index of Courses by Host / Índice por organizador / Indeks kursów według partnerów wspołnych 12 Course Listings CDA Content Areas 11 Teaching and Learning 17 Family and Community Engagement 28 Leadership and Management 31 Qualifications and Continuing Education 38 Training Series 40 Training egistration Forms for Exceleate Illinois Healthy Food Program 57 Gateways to pportunity INCCA 58 Talleres en Español Formulario de registro para talleres de Exceleate Illinois Sección de talleres de serie 55 Introduccíon 59 ecursos para proveedores 60 Las normas para los talleres 61 Continúode capacitación 62 Datos de registro 63 Página de información importante 64 CDA Estandares de capacidad 65 Enseñanza y aprendizaje 66 Familia y la participación comunitaria 73 Liderazgo y gestión 73 Calificaciones y continuando educación 77 El programa de alimentos saludables 80 portunidades de INCCA 81 Kursy po polsku Introdukcja 82 Zasoby Dla Dostawców 83 Zasady Szkolenia 84 Kontinuum szkolenia 85 Szczegóły ejestracji 86 Ważne Informacje 87 CDA Treści Tematówi 88 Przywództwa i Zarządzania 89 Formularz ejestracyjny dla Excelerate 91 Alphabetical Index of Course Listings / Índice alfabético de cursos / Alfabetyczny indeks kursów 92 Information/Información/Informacja Courses in English Talleres en español Kursy po polsku Quality Counts QS/Exceleate Illinois. Sistema de clasificación de la calidad QS/Exceleate Illinois. Published by Illinois Action for Children and supported in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services and our Community Partners. January 2015
3 INTDUCTIN 1 Dear Colleagues, Illinois Action for Children, along with our Community Partners, believes that providing quality care for all children is our most important task as child care professionals. As an organization we strive to offer opportunities that enhance your child care setting and your professional development. I encourage you to find a new training workshop that is the best fit for you and your child care program. With that in mind, you will find listings of many professional development trainings detailed in these pages. This training season offers a variety of returning trainings, along with several creative and challenging trainings being offered for the first time. I sincerely believe that this catalog offers opportunities that can benefit anyone in our field. I encourage you to find a training workshop that is the best fit for you and your child care program. The illustration at right explains the types of information you will find inside this catalog to describe each training. Please also refer to the legend on listings pages that explains each icon. In addition, several of the training series offered will meet both in-service hours required by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and CDA/CCP credentialing requirements. For more details, contact your local Community Partner listed on page 3. TAINING SUBJECT TAINING CUSE TAINING TITLE DCFS EQUIED FAMILY CHILD CAE Leadership and Management PGAM ADMINISTATIN Caring for the Mildly Ill Child 1 3 $ CHILD CAE CENTES TAINING LEVEL QIS EQUIED CDA CMPETENCY STANDADS FEE EQUIED QIS LEVEL QS FAMILY CHILD CAE We welcome your comments and questions. Please call the Provider esources Department at (773) or you may also find us online at Your feedback helps us provide better opportunities for you. Again, thank you for your incredible efforts on behalf of Illinois children and families you are doing great and important work! Sincerely, Maria Whelan, President/CE, Illinois Action for Children MISSIN Illinois Action for Children is a catalyst for organizing, developing and supporting strong families and powerful communities where children matter most.
4 2 ADMINISTATIVE FFICES, STAFF, AND CMMUNITY PATNES Illinois Action for Children Administrative ffices, Staff, and Community Partners 4753 N. Broadway, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL phone: (312) fax: (773) Maria Whelan, President/CE April Janney, Chief Program fficer Provider Programs (773) Sonia Adams, Quality Specialist, (312) , ni Austin, Quality Specialist, (312) , Francisca Contreras, Training Program Supervisor, (773) , Erica Diaz DeLeon, Professional Development Associate, (773) , Monique Draper, Director of Provider Programs, (773) , Adriana Esparza, Professional Development Associate, (773) , Jean Ferguson, Data Supervisor, (773) , Stacy Gatewood, Quality Specialist, (312) , Leslie Gilbert, Quality Specialist, (312) , Lynette Glanton, Quality Specialist, (312) , ebecca Harris, Quality Specialist, (312) , Jessica Hollingsworth, Quality Specialist, (312) , Paulina Kowalczyk, Training Coordinator, (773) , Heidi Konsela, Quality Programs Generalist, (773) , Tiffany Madison, Professional Development Associate, (773) , Jacqueline Melendez, Quality Programs Generalist, (773) , Terese Quarino, Supervisor of Quality Programs, (773) , Cindy ivera, Provider esources Generalist, (773) , Traci Sims, Quality Specialist, (312) , Yvonne Spurlock, Assistant Director, (773) , Elizabeth Toledo, Quality Specialist, (312) , Consultation Programs (312) Elysia Aufmuth, Assistant Director of Consultation Programs, (773) , Desney Avery, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, (773) , Deborah Chalmers, Director of Consultation Programs, (773) , Anne Dempster, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, (312) , Andriana Garcia, Infant-Toddler Specialist, (312) ,
5 ADMINISTATIVE FFICES, STAFF, AND CMMUNITY PATNES 3 Holly Householder, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, (773) , Jolene Martin, Infant-Toddler Specialist, (312) , Teresita Patino, Infant-Toddler Specialist, (312) , Vickie Pendleton, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, (773) , Catherine ader, Infant-Toddler Specialist, (312) , Martha odriguez, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, (312) , osario odriguez, Infant-Tod dler Specialist, (312) , Alexandra Theodore, Infant-Toddler Specialist, (312) , Jenil Thompson, Infant-Toddler Specialist, (312) , Childhood Nutrition & Wellness Programs (773) Tom Browning, Director of Childhood Nutrition & Wellness Programs, (773) , Yvette Alvarado, Fun on Wheels Coordinator, (224) , James Callan, Nutrition Advocate, (312) , Erin Coleman, Healthy Food Program Generalist, (773) , Armella Doyle, Nutrition Advocate, (312) , uby Flores, Enrollment and Support Supervisor, (773) , John Gadient, Claim Processing and eimbursement Supervisor, (773) , Geannine Harris, Nutrition Advocate, (312) , Ashonti Jackson, Child Care esource Facilitator, (224) , Luz N. Lopez, Nutrition Advocate, (312) , Tekeyla Tate, Child Care esource Facilitator, (224) , Marilyn Torres, Child Care esource Facilitator, (708) General Questions/Child Care Assistance Program (312) Exceleate Illinois Information Line (773) Nurse Consultant Helpline (312) Illinois Action for Children and Community Partners/Socios Comunitarios Illinois Action for Children 4753 N. Broadway, Chicago IL (773) Service area: Chicago West Carole obertson Center for Learning 2020 W. oosevelt d., Chicago, IL (773) Service area: West & Central Chicago, Western Suburbs Centers for New Horizons 226 E. 43rd St., Chicago, IL (773) Service area: South Chicago Children s Home + Aid 2045 S. Arlington Heights d., Suite 113D, Arlington Heights, IL (847) Service area: North/Northwest Suburbs and Far North Chicago Good Shepherd Center E. Carriageway Dr., Suite A, Hazel Crest, IL (708) Service area: South/Southwest Suburbs Maria Gonzalez, Healthy Food Program Generalist, (773) ,
6 4 TAINING LCATINS / SITIS DE ENTENAMIENTS / LKALIZACJE SZKLEŃ Training Locations Spring 2015 Sitios de entrenamientos Primavera 2015 Lokalizacje Szkoleń Wiosna 2015 CALE BETSN CENTE F LEANING TAINING SITES: Berwyn Public Library 2701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn CAPS 63rd St W. 63rd St., Chicago CAPS gden 3315 W. gden Ave., Chicago Carole obertson Center for Learning oosevelt 2020 W. oosevelt d., Chicago Cicero Community Center 2250 S. 49th Ave., Cicero Hillside Public Library 405 N. Hillside Ave., Hillside Little People s Country 211 W. Hillgrove, La Grange Westchester Public Library Canterbury St., Westchester CENTES F NEW HI ZNS TAINING SITES: CAPS 63rd St W. 63rd St., Chicago Centers for New Horizons Central ffice 4150 S. King Dr., Chicago Centers for New Horizons James Pitts 226 E. 43rd St., Chicago Hall Branch Library 4801 S. Michigan, Chicago Kennicott Park 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen Ave., Chicago Marquette Park 6734 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago Salvation Army ay and Joan Kroc, Corps Community Center 1250 W. 119th St., Chicago CHILDEN S HME + AID TAINING SITES: Children s Care and Development Center 3925 W. Lunt Ave., Lincolnwood Children s Home + Aid 2045 S. Arlington Heights d., Ste. 113, Arlington Heights Church of the Holy Spirit 1451 W. Bode d., Schaumburg First United Methodist Church 1903 E. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights Franklin Park Community Center 9560 Franklin Ave., Franklin Park Gertrude Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center 3835 Willow d., Northbrook Glenview Community Church 1000 Elm St., Glenview Harper College Palatine 1200 W. Algonquin d., Palatine Hoffman Estates Park District 1685 W. Higgins d., Hoffman Estates Irish American Heritage Center 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago Jolly Fun House 1001 ak Ave., Prospect Heights Mt. Prospect Child Care Center 406 E. Northwest Hwy., Mt. Prospect Northlake Public Library 231 N. Wolf d., Northlake Schaumburg Community Child Care Center 725 E. Schaumburg d., Schaumburg Swift Child Care 8260 Elmwood Ave., Skokie Westin Chicago North Shore 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling GD SHEPHED CENTE TAINING SITES: Community Mennonite Early Learning Center 3215 W. 162nd St., Markham Good Shepherd Center E. Carriageway Dr., Ste. A, Hazel Crest Little Tots Child Care Center 646 Sibley Blvd., Calumet City Living Springs Preschool S. Halsted, Glenwood Nurturing Development Center Site Sibley Blvd., South Holland akview Community Center 4625 W. 110th St., ak Lawn Park Lawn Adult Vocational Training 5040 W. 111th St., ak Lawn Penny Lane Center S. idgeland Ave., Chicago idge Penny Lane School 4527 Southwest Hwy., ak Lawn Prairie State College 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights St. Anne s Early Learning Center Dixie Hwy., Hazel Crest ILLINIS ACTIN F CHILDEN TAINING SITES: Copernicus Center 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Illinois Action for Children Lawrence 4753 N. Broadway, Ste. 1200, Chicago Irish American Heritage Center 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago North Star Child Development 4341 W. North Ave., Chicago iver Forest Community Center 8020 Madison St., iver Forest Salvation Army Norridge 8354 W. Foster Ave., Norridge
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8 6 PVIDE ESUCES SPING 2015 egistration begins April 1, 2015 Illinois Action for Children Provider esources The resources available to child care professionals at Illinois Action for Children are as diverse as the providers we serve. Call (312) or (773) for support or specific information about any of the following programs: Help Parents Get $ We can answer questions about helping parents pay for their child s care and assist you in receiving payments. Ask for the: CHILD CAE ASSISTANCE (CETIFICATE) PGAM Promote Yourself Want parents to know you offer child care services? To be listed in our database, to update, or to check your listing, ask for: PVIDE EFEAL DATABASE Financial Aid You may qualify for career development mini-grants that can be used toward early care, education, and school-age activities. Ask for information about: PFESSINAL DEVELPMENT FUNDS (PDF) Make Quality Improvements If you are a child care center or family child care home provider, you may be eligible for a grant to improve or expand your services. Ask for the: QUALITY CUNTS CHILD CAE GANT PGAM Take the Next Step Are you interested in achieving the next level of quality in your home or center? You may be eligible to receive funds that support accreditation. Ask for information about: ACCEDITATIN ASSISTANCE FUNDS Make Your Voice Heard Let your legislators and community know how important caregivers and educators are in developing the potential of every child. Ask for: ADVCACY Community Partners ur Community Partners make training available to early care and education providers right in their own neighborhoods. Ask about: CMMUNITY PATNES Understand Behavior ur Mental Health Consultant Program offers a wide range of services and support about challenging childhood behaviors, at no cost to those caring for and educating children. Ask about: CAEGIVE CNNECTINS Quality Counts QS/ Exceleate Illinois Quality Counts QS/Exceleate Illinois recognizes programs for achieving and maintaining quality above minimum licensing standards. Ask about: QUALITY CUNTS QS/ EXCELEATE ILLINIS Getting to Know New Providers For providers that are not yet familiar with the programs and resources that are available through Illinois Action for Children, call to receive a Welcome Visit from a Child Care esource Facilitator, so we can get to know one another! Ask about: PVIDE ENGAGEMENT PGAM The First 1,000 Days The first 3 years of a child s life are an amazing journey of learning and discovery. Child care for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos is a unique type of care. Get support and training for caring for children during these important early years. Ask about: INFANT-TDDLE PGAM Make Healthy Meals Healthy food is important to a child s mental and physical development and can help prevent obesity, diabetes, and other illnesses. You may be eligible to receive reimbursement for serving nutritious meals and snacks to the children in your care. Ask about: HEALTHY FD PGAM
9 TAINING PLICIES 7 Training Policies I. egistration All registration for workshops will take place on or after the designated registration date determined by Illinois Action for Children and the Community Partners. egistration begins at 9 a.m. on registration day. No trainings will take place BEFE the registration date. A. egistration equirements All workshops require registration that will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the hosting Community Partner s office, by walk-in, by telephone, by fax, or by . Please contact the hosting partner for acceptable forms of registration. Some workshops require fee payment; registration is not complete until the hosting partner receives payment. eminders may be made, but ultimately participants should keep track of each workshop they register for. B. Enrollment Limits The Community Partner reserves the right to limit the number of workshops a participant may register for. The Community Partner also reserves the right to limit the number of attendees due to space, material availability, or Illinois Trainer s Network requirements. C. egistration Deadlines egistration dates are set for each training quarter; no registrations will be accepted before the designated date. Workshops may fill quickly; many workshops could reach capacity on the first day of registration. In the event your workshop selection is filled, please ask the hosting Community Partner if there is a waiting list that you may be added to and contacted if there are cancellations. D. Walk-In Participants Walk-ins are not advised, as space, materials, and certificates are not guaranteed. Please contact the hosting Community Partner prior to the start of a workshop to inquire about available space due to cancellations. II. Training Participation A. Expectations 1. Late Arrivals A fifteen (15) minute grace period will be given at all training sessions. This grace period begins at the advertised start time. Participants will not be allowed in the training after the 15-minute grace period. 2. Early departures In order to receive a training certificate, participants must remain until the end of the training. 3. Unreasonable time spent out from the workshop will result in the loss of a training certificate and may result in removal from the workshop. If you must handle an emergency, please notify the facilitator or partner staff and dismiss yourself from the workshop. B. Children are not permitted at workshop sessions. C. Code of Conduct 1. All cell phones must be placed on vibrate prior to the start of the workshop. Participants needing to attend to phone calls should excuse themselves from the workshop. 2. All ethnicities, abilities, educational levels, opinions, and experiences will be respected. 3. Personal experiences shared during the workshop will be respected. Any information shared is confidential and should not be shared outside of the workshop. Note: Confidentiality is always limited by the obligation to take action if a participant discloses an act or intention to do harm to one s self or another. 4. Misconduct or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Behavior of this type will result in removal from the workshop session. 5. Threats, harassment, or abusive treatment of staff, facilitators, presenters, or other participants will NT be tolerated. Misconduct of this type is considered a serious offense and will be subject to immediate and appropriate disciplinary action. In addition, the matter may be referred to local authorities for investigation and/or prosecution. III. Cancellation A. Agency Cancellation The hosting partner reserves the right to cancel a workshop if fewer than ten (10) participants are registered. 1. Workshops cancelled due to low enrollment will be cancelled at least three (3) days prior to workshop. Participants will be notified of cancellations by phone or in writing. 2. The hosting partner will make every effort to reschedule a cancelled training by the following quarter. 3. There are no refunds/vouchers or credits for cancelled trainings unless the hosting partner fails to reschedule the workshop; then a refund will be issued, if that occurs. B. Participant cancellation 1. Please call the hosting Community Partner at least 24 hours prior to the training if you are unable to attend. 2. Participants who neglect to cancel for workshops will be given a lower priority for registration for future workshops. 3. efunds/vouchers/credit for registration fees will not be given. 4. egistration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. IV. Certificates A. Distribution To receive a training certificate, participants must stay until the trainer has completed the workshop. 1. In the event certificates are not issued at the conclusion of a workshop, certificates will be issued by mail within ten (10) business days. 2. In the instance of registration or name errors, certificates will be issued by mail within ten (10) business days. B. eplacement eplacement certificates will not be issued. You may request a transcript of completed trainings. V. Training Transcripts A. elease of transcript Transcripts may be issued at the request of an individual participant. Information will only be released to the individual. B. There may be a fee charged for transcript requests. VI. No-Show egistrants A. All participant attendance is tracked in a training database. Those participants who register and no-show for three (3) or more workshops during a quarter will be required to register as a stand-by participant. Stand-by registrants will be notified on the day of the workshop as to space availability. B. Please call the hosting Community Partner at least 24 hours prior to the training if you are unable to attend. Withdrawal from (5) five or more workshops during a quarter will be considered excessive. Participants who excessively withdraw from workshops will be required to register as a stand-by participant. Stand-by registrants will be notified on the day of the workshop as to space availability. C. egistration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for those who withdraw and those who are no-show registrants.
10 8 CNTINUUM F TAINING SPING 2015 egistration begins April 1, 2015 Continuum of Training Training is offered on a continuum of knowledge and skill levels or stages. The higher the Stage number, the more rigorous the training content and the evaluation of knowledge and skill. Trainings offered at Stages 1 and 2 provide an introductory look at the topic while trainings at Stage 3 and 4 are designed for the individual with experience with the topic. Stage 5 trainings offer an advanced level of training for the most experienced practitioners. INTDUCTY INTEMEDIATE ADVANCED Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Developing basic knowledge Expanding knowledge. Focuses on early childhood or school-age/ youth standards Deepening knowledge and skills Mastering skills efinement of knowledge and skills Strengthening and adapting skills for more effective application Geared toward providers with very little experience with this topic Geared toward providers with basic knowledge and experience with this topic Geared toward providers with a working knowledge and experience with this topic Geared toward providers with an indepth knowledge and experience with this topic. Geared toward providers with an indepth knowledge of and experience in the application and evaluation of this topic Training Level Descriptions: In order to meet the diverse needs of caregivers and teachers, trainings are offered at three levels: INTDUCTY: Introductory trainings outline basic information related to a subject matter and are designed for individuals who may not have prior knowledge or experience in a particular topic. The trainings provide concrete, useful tools and information to be utilized in the child care setting. They should be considered the first step in obtaining professional goals or serve as a refresher for the experienced provider. INTEMEDIATE: Intermediate trainings build upon prior knowledge of a subject matter. These trainings are designed for individuals who have a basic understanding of a subject. They may be offered in an individual or series format. ADVANCED: Advanced trainings are in-depth and are designed to go beyond general information, guidelines, and concepts. Participants are required to utilize critical thinking skills and interpret specific aspects of a particular subject matter. These trainings encourage the use of application, collaboration, and/or reflection skills. egistration is required; we may not able to accommodate walk-ins. To register, call the phone number listed for the workshop. Pre-payment may also be required for some workshops and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
11 EGISTATIN DETAILS 9 WE HEAD YU! egistering for training can sometimes be challenging. We ve created this grid to help navigate the registration process for Illinois Action for Children and the Community Partners. Consulte la página 63 para la red en español. Proszę zobaczyć strone 75 na tabliczkę w języku polskim. EGISTATIN BEGINS WEDNESDAY, APIL 1, 2015 AT 9:00 A.M. Carole obertson Center for Learning (CCL) Centers for New Horizons (CNH) Children s Home and Aid (CH+A) Good Shepherd Center (GSC) Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) Area West, Central Chicago & Near West Suburban Cook Chicago South Far North Chicago and North/Northwest Suburban Cook South/Southwest Suburban Cook Chicago West To contact us by phone (773) (773) (847) (708) x225 (773) egistration done by Walk-in, phone Walk-in, phone Walk-in; phone; fax (847) ; to andaid.org Walk-in; phone; to No longer accepting faxes Walk-in location: 4753 N. Broadway, Ste. 1200; phone; Fax (773) ; actforchildren.org Payment Accepted Money order Money order, business check Money order, business check Money order, business check, debit/credit card Money order, business check Additional Languages ffered Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish, Polish Spanish, Polish Training egistration Tips The following tips will make registration easier and faster for you. Gateways egistry Member ID number is required to register for training. Have your Gateways to pportunity egistry membership ID. Your membership ID begins with the letter N followed by a few numbers. Have your 1st and 2nd choice trainings written down. Having a second choice selected is helpful in the event that your first choice trainings are full. Please read the information provided for the training to make sure you are calling the correct community partner to register. Community partners cannot register anyone for a training they are not hosting.
12 10 IMPTANT INFMATIN SPING 2015 egistration begins April 1, 2015 Important Information How to egister Still As Easy as 1, 2, 3 1. Choose the workshop you wish to attend. All courses are accessible regardless of residential area. Class size may be limited for some courses. 2. Call the host office at the number listed after each workshop offering to complete registration. Give the representative the workshop title, date, and location for the course you wish to attend. Some workshops require fee payment; registration is not complete until fee is received by the host office. In the instance of a fee payment, registration in person is mandatory. 3. To get the training site address, see page 4. Note the name of the training site listed for each workshop listing under Where. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact your local Community Partner. See page 3. How do I get training when they are all full? egister early Plan training throughout the year Contact a different Community Partner for open space Speak with your local Community Partner for additional options, such as online training Late Policy Anyone arriving 15 minutes after the start of a training session will not be eligible to receive a certificate of attendance; and as a courtesy to others, latecomers may not be granted entrance into the session. Why haven t I gotten any calls for my child care services? I need more children! If you have successfully completed all steps required to become listed on Illinois Action for Children s eferral Database, there are three main reasons why you may not be currently receiving calls from families needing child care: 1. If you live in an area where there are many other child care providers, parents may have found care in another program. 2. Parents may be looking for a specific type of child care such as evening care, part-time care, after-school care, care that accepts the Child Care Assistance Program, care in a particular area, etc. which may not match the description you gave of your program. r, the family s child care needs may not match the care your program is licensed for at this time. 3. Illinois Action for Children s referral service provides families referral information from our database. Note: we do not give recommendations; ultimately, it is the parent who chooses which providers to contact and select for their child care needs. How can I become a licensed child care provider? Step 1: Connect with your local Community Partner (see page 3) and ask about training opportunities and resources around becoming a child care provider. Step 2: Call the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) at (312) and request an application packet for licensing. This is the licensing agency for Illinois. Update your information on the Child Care esource and eferral Database Call us at (312) to update your program information so we can notify you of current events, opportunities, and refer your program to families in need of child care! I am looking for money to start up a child care center. How do I begin? Illinois Action for Children does not currently offer direct funding opportunities for those interested in starting a child care program. However, we can provide a resource packet of contact information for agencies that provide other support and funding. Call (312) to request this packet.