Further Your Education
Child Development Associate (CDA)
The Child Development Associate credential is the most widely recognized credential in early care and education and is the first and most important step you can take to advance your career. Call (330) 364-8882 to find out more about this opportunity and see if classes are being offered in your area.
T.E.A.C.H. provides scholarships for early childhood and child care professionals working to improve their credentials through higher education and training.
T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships may be able to pay the full cost of your CDA. Call (330) 364-8882 to find out more.
Professional Development Trainings
Request a Training
We offer private trainings for organizations and public trainings requested by providers in our region. You can call (330) 364-8882 to request a training or submit a request online here.
Step Up to Quality
We can help your program in a variety of ways:
- Get rated
- On-site coaching
- Small business assistance
- Paperwork submission
Contact us here.
Early Learning Resources Ohio (ELRO)
ELRO can provide discounts on products & services like food and HR services while provding content like parent handouts and family engagement tips. You can find out more here.
Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children (Ohio AEYC)
The voice of Ohio’s early childhood professionals. Click here to learn more about AEYC.
USDA Food Program
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides funds to reimburse sponsor organizations for serving healthy meals and snacks to children and adults enrolled in day care.
Children’s Hunger Alliance
Children’s Hunger Alliance enrolls providers in programs that subsidize healthy meals and snacks, provides trainings & assistance meal planning, provides additional tools like children’s books, calendars, seed packets, etc.
Report Child Abuse and Neglect
If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected you can call your local Public Children Services Agency. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides a directory of local agencies and a national child abuse Hotline.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
The resources provided by CSEFEL include websites, publications, and books offering ideas and support in your quest to support children’s mental growth.
National Resource Center for Health and Safety
in Child Care and Early Education (NRC)
The NRC’s primary mission is to promote health and safety in out-of-home child care settings throughout the nation.
National Safe Kids Campaign
Preventing injuries: at home, at play and on the way. Click here to learn more.