Professional Development Opportunities



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 training, you must first create a profile.

Click the following to view instructions on how to create a profile and register for training.

Click here to create your professional profile.

The YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral reminds all training attendees to please follow the attendance guidelines. Please click here to 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.

For more information, call and speak to one of our specialists.

Toledo Region: 800.632.3052
Lima Region: 800.992.2916
Mansfield Region: 855.548.9598


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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.


Mansfield Region: Serving Crawford, Marion, Morrow, and Richland Counties
Lima Region: Serving Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam, Van Wert, and Wyandot Counties
Toledo Region: Serving Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Williams, and Wood Counties