Every state has different laws regarding the licensure of family child care homes, including how many children may be present, the training and education a provider must have, and more. Some have provisions for programs that are legally license-exempt, where a program must be registered with the state but will not be inspected the same way a licensed program would be. Prior to opening a program, it is important to understand what license you will need, if any, how to obtain it, and what is necessary to remain in compliance.

Town Square has professional development that aligns with the Environment Management content area of the IL Gateways FCC Credential and ExceleRate.  Additional PD is offered in the content areas of Technology and Human Growth and Development.  This handout shows the grouping of modules and webinars that together equal credit toward the credential, but can be used for clock hours if completed separately. See all of the PD available on Town Square on the Grow page.

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Town Square PD-Credential Alignment