ECE Virtual Online Classes

Early Childhood Education
Ohio Approved Professional Development/CDA 
Virtual Online Classes Available

Steps to Register: Go to enter the ST# and register. Once you register, a Zoom link with login instructions will be sent to you at a later time at your OCCRRA email address. Please make sure that your email address is correct.

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Professional Development Training Classes


January 19
5-7:00 p.m.

January 26
5-7:00 p.m.

Intro to Early Care and Education ST#10103174
Participants will explore the history of early care and education within Ohio and at the national level to better understand the need to increase their professional credentialing to remain employable in their current profession.
Ohio Approved 4 Hours CDA 7


February 2
5-7:30 p.m.

Early Years of Child Development What You Need to Know ST#10103175
Participants will explore early childhood theorists and identify practices in their classroom that support the theorist approaches to child development.
Ohio Approved 2.5 Hours CDA 8


February 9
5-6:30 p.m.

How Developmentally Appropriate Practice Impacts You ST#10103172
Participants will explore the research behind developmentally appropriate practice and review the three core considerations, 12 guiding principles, five guidelines for effective teaching and ten teaching strategies that support developmentally appropriate practice.
Ohio Approved 1.5 Hours CDA 8


February 16
5-8:00 p.m.

February 23
5-8:00 p.m.

March 2
5-8:00 p.m.

Building Families’ Strengths by Supporting Family Engagement ST#10103173
Do you ever feel frustrated trying to get your families involved in your program? This session will explore your individual biases and beliefs about families. You will explore how these biases can impact your success in engaging families. Through conversation and interaction, participants will examine barriers that families experience and how to remove them for successful family engagement. Attendees will also explore funds of knowledge, identify strategies for effective communication and meetings, identify the social connections that families need from programs, and investigate elements of family-centered care.
Ohio Approved 10 Hours CDA 4


*No Children Permitted to attend class.
** If your schedule changes and you are NOT able to attend, please remove yourself from the class so that others may attend.

Marie Economos, Family and Consumer Science Educator, or 330-638-6783
Heather Reister, Family and Consumer Science Educator,