Oklahoma Early Care and Education Resources for Providers
Professional Devleopment resource information on state policies and initiatives that impact infants, toddlers and their families
The Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association offers various kinds of free support to providers caring for infants and toddlers. Infant Toddler Specialists based in Oklahoma City and Tulsa provide consultation, help in finding materials and ideas for activities, and advice on creating environments for infant toddler care. The Oklahoma State Department of Human Services has a 4-week online educational certificate course for child care providers. The Center for Early Childhood Professional Development provides a professional development registry for an individual learning record. There is encouragement to earn the CDA credential and some scholarship funding. For supervisors and administrators, a three-tiered Leadership Academy and coaching is offered. The professional development is connected to the Oklahoma higher education institutions.
Updated February 2016.
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