Family Child Care Credential

The Family Child Care (FCC) Credential is for professionals working as family child care providers or assistants for children ages birth through 12 years. To earn the FCC Credential you will need to have specific levels of training, education and experience.

Steps to Apply-New & Level Advance:

  1. Become a Gateways Registry member.
  2. Download the pdf Family Child Care Credential Application (471 KB) .
  3. Request your official transcripts be sent to Gateways from any accredited college or university you attended. An accredited college or university can send official transcripts electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If INCCRRA already has official transcripts on file you do not need to resend.
  4. Enclose a $65 check for payment (made payable to INCCRRA) or make a payment online by logging into your Registry Dashboard.  Click on My Registry and then choose the Make a Payment section. 
  5. Mail these documents to:

    INCCRRA/Applications
    1226 Towanda Plaza
    Bloomington, IL 61701
    Or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To Renew your Gateways Credentials, click here.

 

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Excelerate Program

ExceleRate Illinois helps you prepare children for success in school and in life.

It also provides standards, guidelines, resources and supports to help you make sensible changes that lead to better quality outcomes for children.