Connecticut child care providers may use online classes toward the training required annually. Professional development for program staff shall be required for one (1) per cent of the total annual hours worked. (Per the Statutes and Regulations, “Professional development” means attendance at classes, seminars, workshops, conferences or forums, and participation in distance learning activities that improve one’s knowledge, skills and abilities). Classes provided by The Early Childhood Academy are accepted by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, as Connecticut does not have a formal training approval process in place. Classes are not approved by Connecticut Charts-A-Course.
Classes available in Connecticut:
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Opening a facility or beginning work in the child care field: If you are interested in opening a child care program or working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for the specific requirements, rules and regulations of your state. Connecticut’s licensing website can be found here.