Online Child Care Training Approved in Pennsylvania

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Our online classes are approved in Pennsylvania. 

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.

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  • Classes are approved by PQAS (PA Quality Assurance System). Instructor is PQAS Certified Trainer #CI-0306000. Our classes are also approved for Relative/Neighbor Providers who need to complete training hours. Classes can be used for OCDEL and STARS.
    • Please note that after a class is completed, reviewed and the student receives a certificate via email. The record for that class may take up to 10 business days to be reflected in the PA Keys Registry. 

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    All Child Care Lounge classes are available in Pennsylvania EXCEPT Nuts About Nutrition, Rest Time or Chaos Time? with the following Knowledge Areas and Topic Codes:


    Class Title:
    Knowledge Area and
    Topic Code:
    AJL1-Positive Discipline (6 clock hours) D2.13 C1
    AJL2-Using Books and Stories (3 clock hours) K2.10 C2
    AJL3-Proud to Be a Professional! (3 clock hours) K6.2 C1
    AJL4-The Anti-Bias Approach (12 clock hours) K4.15 C1
    AJL5-Infant and Toddler Care (4 clock hours) K2.9 C1
    AJL6-Preschool Science: A Sense of Wonder and Discovery (4 clock hours) K2.10 C2
    BJL1-Promoting Family Partnerships (10 clock hours) K3.6 C1
    BJL2-Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Choosing toys and art activities (4 clock hours) K1.7 C2
    BJL3-Managing Mixed Age Groups in a Child Care Setting (5 clock hours) D1.7 C2
    BJL4-Learning Through Play (5 clock hours) K1.8 C1
    BJL5-Separation Anxiety (3 clock hours) K1.2 C2
    CJL1-Taming Temper Tantrums (6 clock hours) K1.2 C2
    CJL2-Become Part of a Professional Team (2 clock hours) D6.3 C1
    ASZ1-Caring for Yourself as a Childcare Provider (3 clock hours) D6.4 C1
    DJL1-The Impact of Violence on Young Children (3 clock hours) K1.3 C2
    DJL2-Recruiting Child Care Staff (4 clock hours) D8.11 C1
    DJL3-Potty Training in Child Care (1 clock hour) K1.7 C2
    DJL4-Marketing Your Child Care Program (6 clock hours) D8.17 C1
    EJL1-Tranquil Transitions (3 clock hours) D1.7 C2
    EJL2-Reporting Concerns (3 clock hours) K3.4 C1
    EJL3-Preschool Math (3 clock hours) K2.10 C2
    FJL1-Bullies: How to Manage and Prevent Their Behavior (2 clock hours) K2.13 C2
    FJL2-Social and Emotional Skills Spell School Success and Readiness(2 clock hours) K2.13 C1
    GJL1-Toddlers - Terrific or Terrible? (2 clock hours) K1.2 C1
    GJL2-Autism in Your Child Care Setting (2 clock hours) D1.5 C2
    HJL1-Every Child is Unique (3 clock hours) K1.7 C1
    HJL2-Understanding and Responding to Biting (1 clock hour) K1.7 C1
    HJL3-Observing Children (3 clock hours) K4.10 C1
    IJL1-Moving and Grooving: Motor Skills and Movement (2 clock hours) K1.8 C2
    IJL2-Excellence in Child Care Customer Service (2 clock hours) D3.1 C2
    JJL1-Principles of Child Development (2 clock hours) K1.2 C1
    JJL2-Theories of Child Development (2 clock hours) K1.2 C1
    JJL3- Classroom Environments: Setting the Stage for Play and Learning(3 clock hours) K2.3 C2
    KJL1- Gather 'Round for Circle Time (1 clock hour) K2.10 C2
    KJL2- About Adult Learners (2 clock hours) D6.1 C2
    KJL3- Growing Young Gardeners (1 clock hour) K2.10 C2
    KJL4- Mentoring Methods (1 clock hour) D6.1 C2
    LJL1- While Children Play: Your Role (1 clock hour) K2.14 C2
    LJL2- Open the Door to Outdoor Fun and Learning (1 clock hour) K2.4 C1
    LJL3- ADHD: Understanding and Responding to ADHD in the Classroom(1 clock hour) K1.7 C1
    MJL1- Routines and Relationships (2 clock hour) K2.9 C1
    MJL2- Where Everyone is Welcome (1 clock hour) K3.6 C1
    MJL3- The Best Ideas on Staff Management (2 clock hour) D8.11 C1
    MJL4- The Amazing Newborn (1 clock hour) K1.2 C1
    MJL5- First Friends (1 clock hour) K1.2 C1
    MJL6- Cooking Up Some Fun (1 clock hour) K1.8 C2
    * OJL1 - Preparing for Early Literacy: Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3 clock hours) D5.5 C2
    * OJL2 - Communication and Conflict (2 clock hours) D5.2 C2
    * OJL3 - Preventing Misbehavior (2 clock hours) D2.13 C2
    * OJL4 - School Age Development (2 clock hours) K1.2 C1
    PJL1 - Addressing Traumatic Stress (4 clock hours) K2.13.C2
    PJL2 - Time Management for Child Care Directors (2 clock hours) D8.11 C1
    PJL3 - Make Time for Music (2 clock hours) K1.8 C2
    PJL4 - Build STEM Skills with Blocks (2 clock hours) K2.14 C1
    PJL5 - Adopting a Child Initiated Approach (3 clock hours) K2.12.C2
    NEW QJL1- Staying Connected:Tips for Remote Child And Family Engagement (2 clock hours) K2.3 C2
    RJL1 Technology in the Classroom
    D2.16 C2
    RJL2 Classroom Conversations that Really Matter
    D5.8 C1
    RJL3 Family Engagement
    D3.6 C2
    RJL4 Talking to Children About Race and Bias
    K2.13 C1


    • Upon instructor review and successful completion of a class, we will send you a PQAS certificate. We also register your information on the PA Keys website for tracking your professional development.
    • 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. Pennsylvania's licensing website can be foundhere.