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Care About Childcare Training Courses

Care About Childcare strives to help caregivers maintain excellent quality services and facilities. Our training courses are available to help caregivers advance their career, run their business, obtain a Child Development Associate Credential and connect with other providers.

Care About Childcare Courses

To enroll in a Care About Childcare course, visit the Care About Childcare database to see what classes are currently being offered. Classes are taught on a quarterly basis with new registrations beginning one month before each quarter starts. Registration occurs online through the database, where you can also view your current class schedule.
Most classes will be taught online via Zoom. There are a few in-person offerings. When registering for an in-person class, be sure to check which agency is offering the class and where it will be located.

If you need assistance navigating the professional development section of the database, the Utah Office of Child Care offers a video tutorial.

If you have any questions regarding our courses or which classes to take, contact our office at 801-626-7837 or

Course Policies



Pre-registration is required for all courses. You can register for Care About Childcare courses on the Care About Childcare database. Registration for each class closes 2 days before the class is scheduled to start or when the class fills to capacity.

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Individuals may contact our office at 801-626-7837 to cancel a class prior to the start time of the first session if they wish to receive a refund. 

To view which courses you are currently enrolled in, visit the Care About Childcare database.

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Make Up Sessions

Each class is divided into four sessions. If you miss one or two sessions, no refunds will be offered. However, you can make up a session the next time it is offered without repaying. To register for a make-up session call 801-626-7837.

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Credit Vouchers

If you wish to register using a credit voucher, an option to use credit vouchers will be available when paying for classes

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Enrollment Minimum

Classes must meet a minimum of 5 caregivers enrolled to be held. Classes that don't meet the minimum enrollment will be canceled or rescheduled. We will notify those who have registered and refunds will be issued.

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Inclement Weather

We follow Weber State University's policies regarding weather related cancellations. If campus is closed, our classes will be canceled. We will notify you once a decision has been made, but you may also call Weber State at 801-626-6000 to find out if the campus has been closed. All classes canceled due to weather will be rescheduled.


Final Certificates

Certificates will be posted to your Care About Childcare profile. If you do not receive a certificate within two weeks of the final session, call 801-626-7837.

More Training Information

Care About Childcare offers training resources to meet the needs of providers and caregivers in the region. Refer to the resources below for additional information.

Career Ladder Training

The Utah Registry for Professional Development (URPD) provides information on each Career Ladder and offers a list of which classes count toward credit for each level. If you are logged into Care About Childcare, a list of classes can also be found in the course catalog by selecting "other" in the Organization/Institution filter.

For questions regarding Career Ladder training, visit the URPD website or contact Janet Walquist at at or 801-626-7861.

Freelance Instructor Network

In partnership with Care About Childcare, the Office of Child Care offers the Freelance Instructor Network (FIN), which allows programs to independently contract with an approved instructor to teach Care About Childcare courses for their employees.

Contact Janet Walquist at or 801-626-7861 to request the FIN contact list for your area.