Professional Development



Training Information

Child Care Resource & Referral offers several classes for child care providers to help them receive hours for licensing requirements, work toward the CDA, and achieve incentives on the Career Ladder.

CAC at USU Eastern Current Training Information

Other Training Options

  • Care Courses are distance learning that comes in both a book format “correspondence” for those without computer access or “on-line” with a computer. The web address is Care Courses do have online and phone support.

  • Care About Childcare at Children's Service Society now offers online training for all child care providers in the State of Utah. Click here to access information about this new training opportunity:

  • Some Community Courses have been approved for Career Ladder Credit.  Contact CAC Eastern or visit the Training Registry for more information.

  • Learn At Home Packet in Basic Child is available from our office for five non face-to-face training hours. It will not count toward the career ladder, but will count for licensing hours. If you are interested, send in the fee along with your name and address - a packet will be mailed to you.  
    • Basic Child Care - 5 Hours - $20


Upcoming Conferences

CAC at USU Eastern Conference

Care About Childcare at USU Eastern is excited to announce our first annual conference on Strengthening Early Childhood Programs.  This years the the conference is about Creating a Place for All Children:  Supporting children with autism and challenging behaviors.  The conference will be held on the USU Eastern Campus on September 26th and 27th, 2014.  Registration will begin on August 1st.  For more information call 1-866-637-4786 or e-mail us at   

Tentative Conference Schedule

Friday, September 26th 
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm           Welcome BBQ
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm           Utah Child Care Licensing Program Training
Saturday, September 27th
  9:00 - 10:00 am                Welcome
10:05 – 10:50 am               Workshop
10:55 – 11:40 am               Workshop
11:45 – 1:00 pm                 Keynote speaker / Lunch
  1:05 – 2:00 pm                 Roundtable discussion
  2:05 – 3:00 pm                 Learn and Take

UAEYC Early Childhood Conference

The Utah Association for the Education of Young Children (UAEYC) presents the 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.

Save the date:  Annual Utah Early Childhood Conference.  Held in March or April.   For more information visit their website

Career Ladder

The Professional Development Award System is a voluntary statewide professional development program for early childhood educators in a child care setting. The goal of this award is to increase the quality of child care by caregivers receiving ongoing education and training. The program also will move caregivers up on the Career Ladder and reward longevity in the field.

 Eligible caregivers completing the requirements, and who maintain a minimum of ten hours of approved training per year, will receive a yearly cash bonus. Caregivers who choose to get a Level 4 or higher, and who remain in the field for 5 years or more, will get a substantial increase in award amount.

The following resources should answer most of your questions, however, feel free to contact our office.



Training Registry

By visiting the statewide Training Registry, child care providers can easily view a list of upcoming classes, see their current class schedule, get a transcript of classes they have already taken, see where they are on the Career Ladder, and check the status of their Career Ladder applications.


CDA - Child Development Associate Credential

The CDA is a great way for providers to take their careers to the next level. This nationally recognized certification highlights special training and qualifications for early childhood. Specializations are in the areas of family child care, infant/toddler, and preschool.

  • Contact CAC at USU Eastern for assistance with the CDA.
  • Get a CDA scholarship.
  • Visit the CDA Council website for more information about getting or renewing your CDA.





Care About Childcare at USU Eastern •  451 East 400 North  • Price, UT  84501 • 888-637-4786 or 435-613-5619