How to Join

New Members

If you are interested in joining CRECHE:

Step OneFill out a New Member Membership Request Form by clicking HERE.  A CRECHE representative will review your information and contact you with further instructions, or if they have any questions or concerns.

Step Two – All new members must complete Protecting God’s Children and other Safe Environment Forms as required by the Rockford Diocese. CRECHE must have a PGC certificate on file, and all Safe Environment Forms completed before any membership can be approved. Once forms are submitted, approval of memberships will take a minimum of 72 hours. [Please obtain a PDF file of your PGC certificate and email that to us. Please print, fill out, and scan/photograph the completed Safe Environment Forms and email PDF files of those as well.] Email all forms to

You may take the Protecting God’s Children class for the Rockford Diocese at Virtus Online. If you have completed Protecting God’s Children in another diocese, it will NOT transfer. You must complete Protecting God’s Children specifically for the Rockford Diocese.

Step Three – Pay dues: Once you are approved for CRECHE membership, you will be sent a link to a page where you can pay your annual dues online via Paypal. Or, you may attend one of our in-person registration events during the summer to pay by cash, check, or credit card.

Step Four – Registration Information: Next you will be sent a link to fill out your registration information. This information will appear in the website’s Member Directory and is available to members only. You will then have full access to all pages and features of the CRECHE website [via your user name (your last name) and password]. Members may edit their information on the Member Account Page at any time, and also print out a CRECHE membership card.

Step Five – ALL NEW MEMBERS should read and become familiar with CRECHE Policies and Expectations.

If you have any questions concerning membership registration or renewal, please contact CRECHE at

We ask for your patience in waiting for a response. Please keep in mind that we are an all-volunteer organization. We will be checking email, but may not be able to respond in a timely manner, especially in the summer months. Thank you!