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)

FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES

We offer our classes at a variety of locations across Central Indiana. View our training calendar to find dates and times that work for your schedule. Once you find a class that interests you, fill out our online registration form or call our office at (800) 272-2937.

LIVE WEBINARS

Our staff teaches classes live over the computer. You sign up for a date and time and participate with the presenter during that time. View available courses and register at Training Central via the “Webinars” tab.  Email tcsupport@earlylearningindiana.org for any account or 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

SMART HORIZONS ONLINE TRAINING ACADEMY

Smart Horizons Online Education Center offers 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.

Do you have a space to host some great trainings?

We are always looking for hosts for both our general and CDA face-to-face classes! We teach classes 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 class that is just the right fit for your location.”