Northwest Ohio

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Trainings

The YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral believes that quality child care is important. To help child care providers maintain quality child care we offer trainings designed to support early childhood professionals in meeting their goals of developing skills and improving the quality of their programs. In addition, our trainings meet ODJFS licensing and/or Step Up To Quality requirements. We offer trainings for family child care providers and center employees on a variety of topics including infant/toddler, preschool, school age, administrator, behavioral and business issues. Classes are offered at a variety of times throughout the week and on Saturdays.

Training participants must register for all trainings provided by the YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral through the Ohio Professional Development Registry. This registry is a statewide system that will track the professional development trainings and continuing education units that you have received from attending our trainings.

To register for trainings you must create a profile first.

View instructions to create a profile and register for trainings here

Create a professional profile.  

YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral reminds all training attendees to please follow the attendance guidelines. Review our attendance guidelines and training fee policy

The YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral determines the content and frequency of training based on the following factors: feedback from providers, comments on training evaluations, and the history of attendance at each training. We strive to meet the needs of child care providers however, if you would like to comment about our professional development opportunities, please call our office or email us your comments. 

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Disclaimer: YWCA Child Care Resource & Referral does not license, endorse, or recommend
any particular provider nor can assure you that any provider gives quality care. 

Crawford Region: Serving Crawford, Marion, Morrow, and Richland Counties
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