Ohio CDA training class

Care Courses
Ohio Child Care Training 

National Childcare Credentials in Ohio: 

Use our courses toward a CDA as well as to renew your CDA, NAC or CCP.

Click for more information: National Child Care Credentials.

Click to learn how the CDA can benefit you in Ohio.

Grants available for CDA courses: 

Care Courses is approved as an Eligible Training Provider for CDA training in Ohio and our CDA training sets are eligible for funding through the Ohio Workforce Investment Act (WIA). For information about how to obtain a WIA grant for our CDA training sets, contact your local Job and Family Services agency.

Ohio Childcare Training Requirements and OCCRRA Training:

All Care Courses are accepted by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services for annual ongoing professional development requirements for those who work in Child Care Centers and Type A and B homes. This includes hours of professional development for staff members, employees, administrators, providers, emergency/substitute caregivers, and assistants.

Our courses Block Play, and Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are approved by Step Up to Quality and OCCRRA. We are in the process of submitting more courses to OCCRRA for approval. Please contact us for updates. 

Need at least 2 hours of Child Development training? Click here to see our list of recommended courses.

Need an In-Service Form?

Click here for instructions on obtaining a completed Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services In-Service training form for each of your successfully completed Care Courses.

Please note: Care Courses may not be used to meet health training requirements in Ohio. This includes the management of communicable diseases training requirement and the child abuse recognition and prevention training requirement.

What Ohio students say: 

"My order was here within 3 days!!!! I have started on this latest course [Making Learning Fun ] but not yet finished. I got my CDA Renewal finished on time because of your courses, and haven't looked back since. I especially like that I can finish in my own time and don't have to juggle time for family and work and school. I love having the books to look back through for ideas to do with the children in my classroom. Thanks for all the ideas."

- Pataskala, Ohio


Opening a child care facility in Ohio: 

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Ohio, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Ohio Office of Families and Children

Phone: 1-877-302-2347  

Email: childcarepolicy@jfs.ohio.gov