Caregiver 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
If you wish to register using a credit voucher, an option to use credit vouchers will be available when paying for classes
Classes must meet a minimum of 10 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 801-626-7861 to request the FIN contact list for your area.
The following classes are offered through community providers. Please contact the organization listed for more information.
CPR and First Aid
- American Heart Association: 1-877-242-4277
- American Red Cross: 801-892-4000
- Bountiful City Fire Department: 801-298-6230
- Davis Hospital & Medical Center: 801-807-7023
- Lakeview Hospital: 801-299-2249
- McKay Dee Hospital: 801-387-7800
- National Safety Council: 801-201-0699
- Ogden Regional Medical Center: 801-479-2017
- The Playroom: 801-774-0074
- Save-A-Heart: 801-582-7144
- US Training Council: 1-877-554-8500
Child Care Licensing
Classes taught by Child Care Licensing are free of charge for providers and count toward your annual training requirements. Visit their website for more information.
Ogden Nature Center
Classes directed to young children and child care are occasionally offered at the Ogden Nature Center. Visit their website for information on any upcoming classes.
The training registry in our online database maintains a list of classes taught outside of our agency. Visit the website to see what courses are offered around the state.
TOP Star Training
The popular TOP Star training is offered in Davis & Weber Counties. Utah’s TOP Star program is based on the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care, an evidence based assessment tool. Courses are available in Davis and Weber counties.