Upcoming events in the Eastern Ohio Region:


coad4kids is offering CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential training! This is a program known across the USA as quality career advancement for child care professionals like you!

Why Should I Earn My CDA?

  • Increase the potential for a higher star rating in Step Up to Quality
  • Increase your knowledge of children’s
  • Enhance your child care management skills
  • Learn in a cohort – peers sharing new ideas and career goals

COAD’s Child Development Associate Credential Program offers:

  • Step Up To Quality approved training
  • 135 hours of training, in 9 courses over several months. Attend all 9, or choose what you need to meet required hours.
  • Highly qualified early childhood instructors
  • Assistance to prepare a profile of required documents and experiences
  • Assistance to prepare for verification by the CDA Council
  • Learning with your peers in a fun and friendly atmosphere

Interested in earning a CDA? Do you have questions?

Call coad4kids at 1-800-577-2276 Let us help you!

To view CDA opportunities in your area, click here.

· NAEYC’s free webinar series

Thought Leaders in Early Childhood Webinar Series



****Note: videos are not acceptable for the in-service that Ohio approves, unless your provider submits to their monitoring agency for approval before taking the webinar. ****

These free hour-long webinars are designed to help early childhood professionals expand their knowledge and provide access to recognized thought leaders in the field. A broad range of topics, trends, and best practices will be covered.

Scheduled programs include


Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. Eastern time


Dr. Catherine Snow, a psychologist who has studied language and literacy acquisition in bilingual and monolingual children, discusses “Facilitating Language Development in Young Children.”



Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Eastern time




Dr. Robert C. Pianta, founding director of the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia and a professor in both the Curry School of Education and in the Department of Psychology, discusses “Measuring Classroom Quality.”




Each webinar includes a Q&A session. We encourage you to join us for this free webinar series!

To learn more about the webinar series, listen to an interview on EduTalk radio.

Mark your calendars and register for the series today.