During the winter season, class cancellations may be necessary due to inclement weather.
Training participants can access cancellation information via the following options:
TV stations, Channel 3 I-Alert System or Channel 5 Closing Connection.
Ø By calling Starting Point, 216-575-0061, ext. 318 or 800-880-0971, ext.318
Link to OST Registration Forms
Click Here for OST Information and Registration Forms
Professional Development and Training Opportunities
Whether you're a center-based or family child care home professional,
you'll find a wealth of professional development and training opportunities
available to you-ranging from the business of child care to first aid,
challenging behaviors, developmentally appropriate practices, gentle
teaching, communicable diseases, building relationships with families
and much more.
These training courses will not only increase your knowledge and skills;
they can also lead to the professional credentials that will help you
further your child care career, earn more and, importantly, give the
children the best possible care.
Training Calendars and Updates
Below you'll find links to training calendars, which list the courses
available and note which courses qualify for the various early childhood
professional development credentials. There are calendars covering the
courses available for the current quarter, the next quarter (so you
can plan ahead) and a training updates section, which outlines any changes,
additions or deletions to the training calendars. Be sure to check these
updates since there are always last-minute changes.
The calendars are organized by county and indicate which courses are
available for center -based or family child care home providers and
which courses are appropriate for obtaining credit for continuing education
units, the Child Development Associate credential, Step Up to Quality,
the Early Learning Initiative or for county certification, Care for
Kids and Care for Kids Gold Seal home designations.
NEW PAYMENT PROCEDURES
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Please read the following important information concerning payments:
PAYMENTS ARE TO BE MADE AT TIME OF CLASS REGISTRATION !
ABSOLUTELY NO PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE TRAINING!
ALL payments must be RECEIVED at least 7 DAYS PRIOR TO TRAINING DAY.
In person payments must be made at the Cuyahoga office 7 DAYS PRIOR TO TRAINING DAY. Payments cannot be accepted at the Ashtabula, Geauga or Lake county offices.
Payments may be made by corporate check, cashier’s check, money order, debit or credit card. (No personal checks will be accepted).
Refunds are given only if a class is cancelled.
- All unpaid registrations will be cancelled 6 days prior to the training without further notification.
Caregiver Training Calendar
• Ashtabula County
• Cuyahoga County
• Geauga County
• Lake County
T. E. A. C. H. Early Childhood® Ohio
The T. E. A. C. H. Early Childhood® Ohio project can help you gain
a CDA credential or a college degree, which in turn leads to better
earnings and more credibility as an early childhood professional. For
more information or an application, call OCCRRA at 614-396-5959 Ext.
304 or log onto T.E.A.C.H.
Register for trainings at www.opdn.org
Starting Point is an approved Authorized provider of continuing education and training