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About the Provider

My name is Debbie Burke. I am a licensed family child care provider in the Seasons Ridge subdivision within the village of Montgomery Illinois. I provide child care out of my home and have been licensed for 22 years. I am CPR and First Aid certified. I provide full-time child care for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years, specializing in infant and toddler care. I have a license capacity of eight, but prefer a smaller group and only provide for five or six children at a time.

I am committed to providing an inclusive child care program which promotes optimal development for each child, supports families and provides a community model for quality early child care.

In addition to being CPR and First Aid certified, I regularly complete child care training courses to remain current on a variety of child care topics. Below you will find a list of several child care trainings and certifications I have completed since 2003.




Trainings and Certifications


Year Training / Certification Training Facilitator
2019 A Preventable Tragedy : Shaken Baby Syndrome Gateways ilearning
2019 Early Math Matters - Math at Home Course 1 Gateways ilearning
2019 Early Math Matters - Math at Home Course 2 Gateways ilearning
2019 Early Math Matters - Math at Home Course 3 Gateways ilearning
2019 Early Math Matters - Math at Home Course 4 Gateways ilearning
2019 Food Handler Training Learn2Serve Ansi Accredited
2019 Mandated Reporter DCFS
2019 SIDS/SUIDS/AAP Sleep Safe Gateways ilearning
2018 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED American Heart Association
2017 "What is CCAP?" Online Orientation Gateways to Opportunity
2017 Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Resilience Penn State - Better Kid Care
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 1: Child Development Overview Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 2a: Health Issues for Group Care Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 2b: Nutrition Issues for Group Care Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 2c: Safety Issues for Group Care Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 3: Observation and Guidance Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 4: Learning Happens in Relationships Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 5: Family and Community Relationship Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 6: Personal and Professional Development Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 7a: Child Development (Birth to 8 Months) Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 7b: Child Development (8 -18 Months) Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 7c: Child Development (18 to 36 Months) Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 8a: The Preschool-Aged Child: Social & Emotional Development Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 8b: The Preschool-Aged Child: Physical Development Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 8c: The Preschool-Aged Child: Language Development Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 9: School-Age Development Gateways to Opportunity
2017 ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 8d: The Preschool-Aged Child: Cognitive Development Gateways to Opportunity
2017 Influenza Prevention and Control American Academy of Pediatrics
2017 Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Early Education & Child Care American Academy of Pediatrics
2017 Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Early Education & Child Care American Academy of Pediatrics
2017 Understanding Toddlers Penn State - Better Kid Care
2017 Welcoming Each and Every Child Gateways to Opportunity
2016 Caring for Mixed-Ages of Children Inccrra
2016 Food Handler Training American National Standards Institute
2016 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Amercian Heart Association
2016 Madated Reporter Training DCFS
2016 Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Inccrra
2016 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS/SUID) Inccrra
2015 Achieving 21st Century Skills through Project Based Learning Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2015 Chidhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC - Increase Physical Activity Penn State - Better Kid Care
2015 Child Assessment: An Introduction Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2015 Child Development: An Introduction to Learning Theories Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2015 Childhood Obesity Prevention : LMCC - Limit Screen Time Penn State - Better Kid Care
2015 Childhood Obesity Prevention: Let's Move! Child Care Introduction Penn State - Better Kid Care
2014 A Good Night's Sleep: How Sleep Affects Health Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2014 Active Children are Learning Children Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2014 Child Care Resource and Referral Child Care Resource and Referral
2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC Support Infant Feeding Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2014 Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program Food Program Review
2014 Infant/Child/Adult CPR Certified Heartsave AED/First Aid Certified American Heart Association
2014 Influenza Prevention and Control in Early Child Care American Academy of Pediatrics
2013 Activities for Learning Math Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2013 Are you Ready for an Infant Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2013 Art Appreciation for Young Children Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2013 Avoid Behavior Problems Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2013 Beahavior is Contagious Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2013 Building Relationships with Children who Challenge Us Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2013 Changing Spaces Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2013 Child Care for Mixed Ages University of Illinois Extension
2013 Medication Administration American Academy of Pediatrics
2013 Preventing/Managing Infectious Diseases American Academy of Pediatrics
2013 What Children Need to Know to Start School Penn State Extension - Better Kid Care
2012 Large Motor Development Perpetual Preschool
2012 The Importance of Block Play Perpetual Preschool
2012 Vitamin Basics Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2011 Choose Whole Grains Everyday Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2011 Civil Rights CACFP Guidelines Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2011 Fruits and Veggies-More Matters Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2011 Mandated Reporter DCFS Online Training
2011 SIDS:Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Child Care Resource and Referral
2010 Civil Rights Compliance for Child Care Providers Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2010 Creative Art for Preschoolers The Perpetual Preschool Workshops
2010 Fit Kids-Happy Kids Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2010 Healthier Kids-Less Salt Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2010 Kids in the Kitchen Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2010 Nutrition Fun for Preschoolers The Perpetual Preschool Workshops
2009 Art Appreciation 101 for Yound Children University of Illinois Extension
2009 Large Motor Development for Preschoolers The Perpetual Preschool Workshops
2009 Sparking Kids' Curiosity University of Illinois Extension
2009 The Value of Play The Perpetual Preschool Workshops
2009 Understanding the Picky Eater Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2008 I Want! I Want!! I Want!!! Building Good Consumers University of Illinois Extension
2008 Improving Transition Times University of Illinois Extension
2008 Science for Young Thinkers University of Illinois Extension
2008 What Does "Time" Mean to Children University of Illinois Extension
2008 Whole Grains for Kids Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2007 Getting Ready for Business Administration Scale Quality Counts: Quality Rating System Child Care Resource and Referral
2007 How to Turn Good Play Into Great Play University of Illinois Extension
2007 Jump-Start Your Day the Breakfast Way Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2007 Math for All Ages University of Illinois Extension
2007 Problem Solving With Children University of Illinois Extension
2007 Protecting Our Kids from Disaster University of Illinois Extension
2007 Teaching Children Healthy Eating Habits Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2007 Using the Record Keeping System Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2007 Your #1 Priority-Keeping Children Healthy and Safe University of Illinois Extension
2006 Obese Kids: They are What They Eat University of Illinois Extension
2006 Fighting Children's Obesity Through Active Play University of Illinois Extension
2006 My Pyramid for Kids Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2005 Activities and Healthy Snacks to Keep Our Children Moving llinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2005 Changing Spaces in the Childcare Setting University of Illinois Extension
2005 Heart Health for Children llinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2005 Serving a Balance of Fitness, Food and Fun llinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2005 Special Care/Needs Training Child Care Resource and Referral
2004 Dealing with Anger - The Children's and Yours University of Illinois Extension
2004 Feeding Infants USDA Food and Nutrition Service
2004 Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program Summer Food Safety
2004 Tackling Childhood Obesity Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2003 Improving and Using Your Observation Skills University of Illinois Extension
2003 Making Meal Time Memories Illinois Child Care Bureau-Food Program
2003 The Power of Play University of Illinois Extension