Please take a moment to review our Training Policy (get Adobe Acrobat Reader).
To see a list of the child care classes that are coming up in your area, follow either of the links below:
Registration is now online! If you need to register for a class, please view the class calendar on the Training Registry. You will need your unique username and password to log in under the Providers tab. If you are not sure what your username and password are, please contact our offices so we may assist you.
After you have logged in under the Providers tab, you will see a menu to the left. At the top of the menu, click on Class Calendar to view the current classes and select those you want to register for.
If you do not have a way to sign up for our classes online, you can still register using a registration form. After you find a class you would like to take, download and print a registration form. Please fill out the name, location, date and cost of the class. Mail it with your payment to our Cedar City office. Please print and mail both sides of the registration form. We must receive it at least 3 days prior to the start of class.
You can download a registration form here.
Training Registration Form
Important Changes to Food Handler's Class!
Utah Public Health Departments are now offering Food Handler's Classes online! Because of the ease and convenience of this new process, Child Care Resource & Referral, Western Region will no longer be holding these classes. For more information, visit www.swuhealth.org or call your local public health department to take a Food Handler's Class during the day.
Endorsement classes have Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit available. If you are interested in obtaining CEU homework, please visit the CCPDI website. If there is credit available for the class you are taking, you will be able to download and print homework.
Non-CAC Child Care Training
Some classes you may wish to take are not listed on our registration form, such as CPR and First Aid training. Refer to the training pages in our newsletter to view a list of these classes with accompanying contact information.
The Career Ladder Program and Training & Longevity Supplement are programs of the Child Care Professional Development Institute. These programs work to improve the quality of care offered to children in Utah by increasing caregiver training and reducing caregiver turnover. Learn more about the:
The Utah Career Ladder Professional Development Programs now have one easy application! Simply fill out one form and you're done.
The Training Registry
If you have already received a level or bonus, visit the Training Registry to see where you are on the Career Ladder. You'll be able to view your transcript to see what classes you have already taken and also view which classes you still need to move up on the Career Ladder. (Get help with the Training Registry)
Child Care Resource and Referral, Western Region offers an orientation to child care providers to explain the Child Development Associate (CDA) process. Call us at 1-888-344-4896 or e-mail us to request an orientation. Read more about the CDA. Find out how to get a CDA scholarship.
CAC Online Training through Smart Horizons and NACCRRA
Child Care Resource and Referral, Metro Region now offers online training for all child care providers in the State of Utah. Click here to access information about this new training opportunity: http://www.smarthorizons.org/naccrra/cssu/
CDA Online Training through Care Courses School, Inc.
You can also use the CDA online training courses available through Care Courses School, Inc. Find out more about their courses by visiting: http://www.carecourses.com/PublicPages/NationalCredential.aspx
Early Childhood Collaboration Conference
Designed to provide a quality training experience that brings together the many partners in our early childhood community. The goal is to educate each other on who we are and how we all fit together. Held annually on the Southern Utah University campus in Cedar City, Utah.
Utah Early Childhood Conference
Early childhood professionals from Utah and surrounding areas gather every year to explore new ideas for creating communities where every child's potential is realized. This conference will be held March 22, 2014 on the Weber State University campus in Ogden, Utah.
Visit these organizations' websites to learn about their annually sponsored conferences:
||UAN Utah Afterschool Network
NAA National AfterSchool Association
NACCP National Association of Child Care Professionals
NAEYC National Association for the Education of Young Children
NAFCC National Association for Family Child Care
NCCA National Child Care Association