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Classes marked as “Online” will be held as an online meeting. On the day of the class, a meeting invitation will be sent to your registered email address along with details on how you can join.

The Kane County Circuit Court's KiDs1st Program is a Court mandated Parental Education Program required for all parents and custodians involved in pending cases where the allocation of parental responsibilities may be at issue.

NOTE: The KiDs1st Program consists of 3 STEPS. The entire program must be completed before the Court will enter any final custody or Parenting Order.

STEP 1: EMAIL KiDs1st kids1st@co.kane.il.us with your case number.


  1. CLICK on Register.
  2. Enter your case number as YYDXXX AND your last name (as used in the court papers).
  3. Select your case. Proceed with entering the Registration Information. Make sure you follow the rules for the password and WRITE IT DOWN.
  4. You will receive the following confirmation: "Successfully Registered."
  5. Go to your email and open the email from KiDs1st and follow the instructions to ACTIVATE your account (make sure you check your Junk/Spam folder).
    Once you have activated your account simply LOG IN (Do not click register again, you are already registered) to your account and CLICK on the UPtoPARENTS link to complete the online tutorial. At the UPtoPARENTS website you will need to create a username and password (write it down).
  6. Once you complete the UPtoPARENTS tutorial you will receive your certificate of completion by email. You may also print a copy. YOU WILL NEED THE CODE ON YOUR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION TO TAKE THE TEST on the KiDs1st Website. The code will be on the bottom left of the UPtoPARENTS Certificate.
  7. Do NOT file this certificate. It is NOT your final certificate of completion.
  1. Go to www.kids1stkanecounty.com LOG BACK INTO your account (do not hit register).
  2. Click on ONLINE TEST on the menu bar. Enter your confirmation code (from the UPtoPARENTS certificate) and click on SAVE CONFIRMATION.
  3. Once you have answered all the questions and are ready to proceed click on FINISH & GRADE.
  4. You MUST pass the test in order to register for an online or in-person session. The following message will appear: 'You have passed the KiDs1st Program. Signup for an online or in-person class to complete the program'.
  5. Click on CLASS SIGNUP. A calendar will pop-up. The dates highlighted in blue are the dates available. Click on the date you would like to attend.
  6. "Important Note:" will appear on the screen. Look over the information and Click on Register. You must receive the following confirmation: "Registered Successfully!" You may print your confirmation.

*Please note: The two parties of the same case cannot attend the same class.