Job & Family Services Early Learning and Development
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Credentials and Endorsements

To learn more about credentials and endorsements, please visit the Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association (click on credentials and endorsements).

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
  • Early Intervention Service Coordinator Credential
  • Help Me Grow Home Visiting Credential
  • Ohio Administrator Credential
  • Ohio Early Childhood Mental Health Credential
  • *New* Ohio Infant Mental Health Credential Press Release
  • Ohio School-Age Professional Endorsement
Career Pathways Level Model
Child Care Workforce Supports
T.E.A.C.H.OCCRRA (click on Workforce Development)
POWER OhioPowering Optimal Wages and Encouraging Retention
Administration for Children and Families - Training and Technical Assistance
15-Minute In-Service SuitesThese 15-minute in-service suites are a professional development resource for staff in busy, active early childhood centers and programs. They are organized around one topic or big idea and address effective teaching and assessment practices.
Crosswalk of the 15-Minute In-Service Suites with the CLASSThe crosswalk of the 15-minute in-service suites with the CLASS connects teaching practices and learning activities found in these in-service suites with the domains and dimensions of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS).
Additional Resources
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)Provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons.
WGTE Public Media's Early Learning ServiceDemonstrates to parents, caregivers, and educators how to use educational media, children's literature, and engaging activities to help prepare young children to begin school "Ready to Learn".
Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance SystemThis system brings together resources from the Office of Child Care, the Office of Head Start, and their health partners to offer CCDF Administrators and their stakeholders information, tools, training, and other supports.
Report Child Care Fraud

If you have knowledge that a person receiving child care benefits or a child care provider has provided false or inaccurate information to either the county or the state and you would like to report it, you may do so by calling the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to report the information at (877) 302 - 2347, Option 4 or by email at: childcare_program_integrity@jfs.ohio.gov.