CHILD CARE ANSWERS

Connects you to training

Child Care Answers provides a wide variety of professional development options, and most are available for free. You can choose from a range of topics and settings. Our staff delivers workshops and courses face-to-face or via live webinars.

CHILD CARE ANSWERS TRAINING

Child Care Answers provides a wide variety of professional development options, and most are available for free. You can choose from a range of topics and settings. Our staff delivers workshops and courses face-to-face or via live webinars.

  • Safe Sleeping Practices (also en Español)
  • Orientation for Licensed Homes (also en Español)
  • STEM/STEAM for School Agers
  • Director Series
  • Incorporating Social-Emotional Development
  • The Importance of Outdoor Play
  • CHARLAS en Español
  • Indiana Foundations (also en Español)

Registration for our classes varies, depending on how the class is delivered:

Face-to-face classesfill out our online registration form or call 317-636-5727.

Live webinars – register at Training Central via the “Webinars” tab.  Registration requires an account – email tcsupport@earlylearningindiana.org for any technical issues.

TRAINING AT YOUR PROGRAM

Training is available at your facility or child care home by request. Please fill out our Onsite Request Form to start the process and request training with one of our Professional Development Specialists.

TRAINING CENTRAL

Training Central gives you access to free online trainings, designed for providers across Indiana. In the “Trainings” tab, trainings are recorded and available 24/7.  The “Webinars” tab allows you to register for live, interactive trainings led by our staff. Registration requires an account. Email tcsupport@earlylearningindiana.org if you are having trouble logging in, are a first-time user, or have other questions.

  • Foundations
  • Orientation I
  • Child Abuse & Neglect Detection & Prevention
  • Safe Sleep Refresher
  • Child Development
  • Health
  • Safety

CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE (CDA)

Child Care Answers also offers support and training to help you attain your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

  • Face-to-face training
  • Online training
  • Expired CDAs
  • Independent study
  • CDA renewals
  • Portfolio reviews

CHILD CARE AWARE TRAINING ACADEMY

Smart Horizons Online Education Center offers Child Care Aware Training Academy online courses for a fee. They are designed to help you complete annual training requirements and acquire required training hours for a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, CDA credential renewal, or in-service training.

THE INDIANA ACADEMY OF OUT-OF-SCHOOL LEARNING CATALOG

The Indiana Academy of Out-of-School Learning catalog includes hundreds of online courses, including a 36-course series aligned with the Indiana Afterschool Standards and Specialty Standards with in-depth curriculum content, interactivity and certificates.