Online Child Care Training Approved in Ohio

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Ohio accepts our online child care training classes. Anyone, anywhere is welcome to enroll in one of our online child care classes. If your state does have a training approval process, that information is detailed below. Your state may not specifically approve trainings toward the required hours of professional development that you need each year. If so, you may use these classes! Please note that you may also use these class hours towards 120 hours needed for the CDA certificate.


    • Because Child Care Lounge is an approved IACET provider, participants in our trainings can received Ohio approved credit for those hours as CEUs can be converted to Ohio approved hours.


    • Classes Available: All of Child Care Lounge classes are available in Ohio. View the directory of all online classes.
    • Upon instructor review and successful completion of a class, we will send you a certificate reflecting the class title, student name, hours of training and CEUS, date of completion and IACET seal.
      • If you are a provider interested in starting an in-home child care program or looking to get started working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for the specific requirements, rules and regulations of your state. Ohio's licensing website can be found here.
      • Child care staff members and administrator of a child care center and Type A home providers shall complete a minimum of fifteen clock hours of training annually until a total of forty-five hours have been completed. At least twenty of the forty-five hours of training shall be in the topic of child development and 10 hours total can be in electronic media.
      • Child care Type B home providers must complete six clock hours of training in any of the annually. Once continuously licensed, two hours of this training each year must be in child growth and development. Audiovisual or electronic media training or self-instructional study may be used to meet the required six annual hours of training.

      Re-certification Professional Development for Public School Teachers

      Ohio-For individuals currently employed in an Ohio public school or district, chartered non-public school or community school: Each educator is responsible for the design of an Individual Professional Development Plan, subject to the approval of the Local Professional Development Committee. The plan should be based on the needs of the educator, the students, the school and the school district, and be aligned with the professional educator standards adopted by the State Board of Education. In accordance with the approved plan, the educator must complete: *Six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure; or *18 continuing education units (CEUs) (180 contact hours); or *Other equivalent activities related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure as approved by the Local Professional Development Committee of the employing school, district or agency since the issuance of the license to be renewed. Coursework, CEUs or other equivalent activities may be combined.