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Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension


ECE Virtual Online Classes

Early Childhood Education
CDA Gold Standard Select Course of Instruction
Virtural Online Classes Available 2021-2022

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


August. 31
5-7:00 p.m.

September 7
5-7:00 p.m.

Intro to Early Care and Education ST# 10109007
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


September 14
5-7:30 p.m.

Early Years of Child Development What You Need to Know ST# 10109008
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


September 21
5-6:30 p.m.

How Developmentally Appropriate Practice Impacts You ST# 10109009
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


September 28
5-8:00 p.m.

October 5
5-8:00 p.m.

October 12
5-8:00 p.m.

Building Families' Strengths ST# 10109010
Do you ever feel frustrated trying to get your families involved in your program? This session willexplore your individual biases and beliefs about families. You will explore how these biases canimpact 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. Educators will 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 Approve 10.0 Hours CDA 4


October 19
5-8:00 p.m.

October 26
5-8:00 p.m.

November 2
5-8:00 p.m.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice Core Consideration ST# 10109011
Participants will be able to apply NAEYC DAP's Core Considerations, Principles and Guidelines andEffective Teaching and curriculum into their daily practice. Ohio Approve 10 hours CDA 8
Additional Book Recommended * Developmentaly Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving From Birth through Age 8 4th Edition 

November 9
5-8:00 p.m.

November 16
5-8:00 p.m.

November 23
5-8:00 p.m.

NAEYC Code of Ethics What Does It Have to Do with Me? ST#10109012
Explore the NAEYC Code of Ethics in a lively hands-on interactive format. Participants willing to investigate how personal values and morals shape their understanding of right and wrong and how the code can be a powerful framework so that all early childhood professionals are using the same guidelines to evaluate conflicts and create plans for finessed resolutions. *CDA Book Recommended.
Ohio Approved 10.0 Hours CDA 6
Additional Book Recommended *Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator: Using the NAEYC Code 3rd Edition ISBN: 978 1 938113 33 8


November 30
5-8:00 p.m.

December 7
5-8:00 p.m.

December 14
5-8:00 p.m.

Promoting Children’s Success: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments: Module 1 ST# 10109013
Participants will explore and reflect on the foundations of positive relationships with children serve as the foundation for addressing social and emotional needs, when children understand routines and the expectations for their behavior while being engaged in meaningful activity they are less likely to engage in challenging behavior, and expectations and routines have to be taught to children using arange of teaching strategies. Building positive relationships with children, families, and colleagues Designing environments, schedules, and routines. Implementing activities that promote child engagement. Modifying and adapting materials and activities to meet the individual needs of allchildren, including those with disabilities. Providing encouragement and positive feedback to children Identifying teachable moments. Facilitating the development of friendship skills. Teaching problem solving. Teaching children to recognize and express emotions. Teaching anger management.
Ohio Approved 10.0 Hours CDA 3

January 4
5-8:00 p.m.

January 11
5-8:00 p.m.

January 18
5-8:00 p.m.

Observationand Assessment ST# 10109014
Participants will investigate the principles of observation and assessment. Exploring how assessment helps educators and families work together to ask the questions and find the answers about young children’s development and learning. We will explore ways to create a learning environment appropriate for young children, different strategies and methods to collect objective evidence and communicate effectively with families about their progress while realizing the impact that culture and linguistics have on these relationships and assessments.
Ohio Approved 10.0 Hours CDA 7
Additional Book Recommended *Observation and Assessment, Spotlight (SBN 978 1 938113 34 5

January 25
5-8:00 p.m.

February 1
5-8:00 p.m.

February 8
5-8:00 p.m.

NAEYC Promoting Social and Emotional Competencies Series 2: Social Emotional Teachings ST#TBD
Participants will explore and plan strategies for the following foundational understandings of young children social and emotional development: -Challenging behavior most often serves as a child's strategy to express feelings, needs, or meanings that they are unable to communicate. Identify the function of challenging behavior Identifying behaviors and social skills to target for intervention - Identify the meaning of the child's behavior and development strategies to develop new skills to express the child's feelings, needs, and meanings. Developing a plan for supporting social-emotional developmentand preventing challenging behavior Using a team approach to addressing challenging behavior and social-emotional needs -Identifying barriers to effective implementation of social and emotional strategies and developing collaborative planning tools to overcome the barriers. Identifying challenges and barriers to implementing effective practices Identifying strategies for addressing barriers and challenges. Developing program policies and staff development plans that promote the use of effective practices. Identifying steps to collaborative planning for programs and systems that support all young children's social and emotional and address challenging behaviors as needed.
Ohio Approved 10.0 Hours CDA 3

Steps to Register:

  1. Go to and enter ST# and Register.
  2. Make a payment -- information below.
  3. Zoom link will be sent to your OCCRRA email within 24 hours of the the scheduled class.
  4. Purchase the recommended CDA books Value Pack. It includes the CDA Essential Book, Essential Workbook and CDA Competency Standard Book. Value Pack can found on the CDA Council website:

Payment Information:

Credit Card:
Go to Make sure to list the ST# and class name in the Order Description box.

Check/Money Order:
Mail Payment and Student Information Form (Student name, address, City/State/ZIP, email, phone, OPIN, ST#, fee) to: 

OSU Extension Trumbull County
520 W Main St., Suite 1
Cortland, OH 44410

*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,