ChildCareEd courses can be converted to Ohio Approved credit and 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 working in child care centers and family child care homes.

Center Administrator training requirements:

Family Child Care Providers training requirements:

Annual training requirements for all Staff:

  • six clock hours of training annually

Ohio Professional Registry (OPR):

  • Professionals who complete ChildCareEd training can upload the certificate of completion to their Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) profile for OA credit.

Thinking about opening a child care center in Ohio?  For more information about opening a daycare or home child care center in Ohio, you are able to contact your state licensing office. The office will be able to provide you with advice on Ohio's requirements, rules, and regulations.

  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
  • Phone Number: 1-877-302-2347 OR (614)466-1213
  • Email: childcarepolicy@jfs.ohio.gov
  • Child Care Licensing Website: https://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/providers.stm

Administrators! Are you looking to purchase hours for your staff? ChildCareEd offers the Group Admin Program and Subscription Services, which make it easy and affordable to make group purchases.

Group Admin Program

The Group Admin Program allows you to purchase clock hours at a flat price and then assign classes to staff members. This gives you control over your budget and training plan. Purchase hours for staff to ensure they complete their training requirements.

Use our Group Admin Feature and receive the following benefits:

  • Record-keeping tools to manage continuing education requirements
  • Group Administrators can see their staff's progress in assigned courses as well as test scores
  • Purchase bulk hours with discounted Subscription Services
  • Refunded hours if staff leave and do not finish courses
  • Add or remove staff as needed
  • Assign training to individuals or the entire team
  • Print administrator copies of certificates

Subscription Services

With Subscription Services, you can purchase training hours at a low one-time cost. There are three tiers to choose from, depending on your needs:

  • Basic: Unlimited online training
  • Plus: Unlimited online training plus online CDA training courses
  • Instructor-Led: Unlimited online training, plus all CDA online training courses, and one Virtual Class each month led by a trained Educational Specialist

To view the course selection available for each of our subscription services, please click on View Courses List under each here: https://www.childcareed.com/subscriptions.html.

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