CHILD CARE ANSWERSConnects you to professional development CHILD CARE ANSWERS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Child Care Answers currently provides face-to-face professional development focused on Safe Sleeping Practices and Orientation for Family Child Care Homes. We also host guest speakers who provide information on hot topics in Early Childhood Education. You must complete registrations for all of our sessions in Indiana Learning Paths. (see below) CATALOG CALENDAR POLICIES Do you have a great space to host a session? We are always looking for hosts for both our general and CDA face-to-face sessions! We teach sessions during the day, evening, and weekends and need safe and professional locations to hold them. If your space has appropriate seating for adult learners and parking (technology is a bonus!), fill out our form indicating your willingness to host. We will contact you when we have a session that is just the right fit for your location. Volunteer to Host a SessionCHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE (CDA) CREDENTIAL Child Care Answers also offers support and professional development to help you attain your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Face-to-face courses Online courses Expired CDAs Independent study CDA renewals Portfolio reviews Learn more on our CDA page INDIANA LEARNING PATHS Indiana Learning Paths is a new learning management system that connects you with webinars, interactive learning sessions and other learning opportunities that align with licensing and Paths to QUALITY. You will register for any face-to-face, live webinars, or online sessions in this new platform. Indiana Learning Paths replaces Training Central as your online professional development hub. However, Training Central will still be accessible for a short time in order for you to print any transcripts needed from previous online trainings or webinars you’ve taken in the past. HOW TO REGISTER IN INDIANA LEARNING PATHS PAST TRANSCRIPTS IN TRAINING CENTRAL 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. Visit the Indiana Academy of Out-of-school Learning Catalog COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Various local colleges and universities offer programs where you can advance your education. You can enroll in associate’s degree instruction at Ivy Tech Community College , and some classes have transfer tracks to Ball State University’s bachelor’s degree program and IUPUI’s master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. You may also find distance learning or blended courses from other accredited colleges offering associate’s or bachelor’s degrees to fit your needs.