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Ohio Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in Ohio

Use our courses toward a CDA Credential and for NAC and CDA renewal.

Click for more information: National Child Care Credentials.

Click to learn how a CDA Credential 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

Most Care Courses are accepted by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services for annual ongoing professional development requirements for staff members, employees, administrators, providers, emergency/substitute caregivers, assistants, and family child care providers (formerly Type A and B home providers). 

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.

OCCRRA and Ohio Step Up to Quality Training

Most Care Courses are approved as "Ohio Approved" (OA) by OCCRRA and Step Up to Quality. Some Care Courses are defined as "non-OA" by OCCRRA (see the list of non-OA courses below). Both OA and non-OA courses will be reported to OCCRRA.

Please add your OPIN number to your Care Courses account in the registry ID field. The registry ID field can be found in the "My Information" area of your account. We will report your courses to OCCRRA within 1-3 business days of successful course completion once we have your OPIN number. 

The following Care Courses are approved as "non-OA" by OCCRRA: Child Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver’s Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences, Emergency Preparedness in Child Care, Lead Safety in Child Care, Managing Health and Safety in Child Care, Medication Procedures in Child Care, Safe Environments in Child Care, Sanitation for Disease Prevention in Early Childhood Programs, Sun Safety, Transportation Safety, and Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care

Need an In-Service Form?

Click 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.

Opening a childcare 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  


What our Ohio students say

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"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