Provider Training

As a child care and education professional you want to stay informed of the latest information on quality care. Caring for infants is different than caring for school aged children, so you need training specific to the age you serve. You also have to maintain your license or certification to provide care. We can help you find the training you need. Use our online training calendar to search for the topic you need.


Calendars of training opportunities near you
Click your county name below see the training calender specifically for your area (downloadable PDF files):

Training Calendar for Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Knox, Tuscarawas, Wayne counties: click here.

Training Calendar for Athens, Belmont, Guernsey, Hocking, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Washington counties: click here.

Training Calendar for Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton counties: click here.


Click here to download and print our training payment form.

Fee announcement, October 1, 2010 In order to better meet the greatly increased demand for quality training classes — at a time when state funding has been reduced — COAD Early Care & Education, as well as other child care resource and referral agencies in Ohio have adopted new training fees beginning January 1, 2011. Fees will be included under the “more information” button for specific training offerings on

Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s voluntary quality rating system for Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) licensed child care programs. Step Up To Quality recognizes early care and education programs that meet quality benchmarks that exceed Ohio’s licensing standards. Support and awards are available to assist programs in achieving and maintaining a Star Rating. Find out more.

Earn your Child Development Associate credential (CDA)
The CDA is a national designation that demonstrates your commitment to quality. Learn more about it.

Check out these scholarship options that can help you reach your educational goals.

Customized support and mentoring
Ohio4Kids offers customized services, under special contract, to potential and/or existing providers. These services include:

  • On-site coaching and mentoring
  • One-on-one guidance and education to meet licensing compliance
  • Referrals to other sources of assistance
  • Pre-certification services for other monitoring agencies
  • Enhanced recruiting services to corporations needing to provide child care benefits to employees.