Lead in Water: Protecting Illinois Children

This training assists child care providers in understanding and complying with DCFS rules for testing drinking water for lead, including how to collect samples and access available resources.

Description & Materials

Course description

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) adopted final rules for licensed child care home to address lead in drinking water.  Providers must collect samples from their sources of drinking water and send samples to an approve lab.  This training helps providers navigate the requirements of these rules and what resources are available to them to satisfy the requirements. 

Course materials

Lead in Water: Protecting Illinois Children



Lead in Water: Protecting Illinois Children

“As a Licensed-Exempt Child Care Provider, the pilot METC apprenticeship program has helped me a lot. I have been able to complete all my classes and apply for the additional 20% increase while I was waiting to become licensed. I now know how the process works because of the information received in this program. I’m so grateful for these classes, and the time my mentor took to make sure I was on the right track. I really appreciate this program, and I hope other providers will get the opportunity and experience that I got from METC.”
Claudette Sarpong
Pilot Apprenticeship Mentee
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