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Registration is now open for the preservice series. Please note, it is a two-step registration process.

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The Choice is Yours
Working parents and their child’s well-being are interrelated. When parents are able to work and earn a steady income, they can offer their children more stability, opportunities and resources. Families can live in safer neighborhoods with better schools. They can provide nutritious meals and buy appropriate books and toys that allow their children to learn and explore. Most of all, parents have peace of mind that their children are in child care that offers a healthy, safe and nurturing environment.
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CCR&R offers training designed to help early childhood professionals meet licensing and registration requirements and become more successful in developing skills for working with children and families. In-service training is required by the Iowa Department of Human Services as minimum training requirements for persons employed in child development homes and centers.
Find Careers and Pathways for ECE - Framework

Professional Development
The link below is the current "Approved Professional Development for Child Care Providers." It includes trainings for group, self-study, and online opportunities and whether they are approved, expired, or denied. The list will be updated monthly and each time DHS approves a professional development.
Approved Professional Development for Child Care Providers 

DHS Training Registry
Using the DHS Training Registry is exciting for everyone at CCR&R. It can be confusing if you're new to the DHS Training Registry. Here is a list of how to do a few things, click on them to see step-by-step directions:

Creating & Setting Up an Account
First Sign In on the Training Registry including how to enroll
Request a Job Category for Centers
Batch Enrollment for Center Directors

Training Requirements
The state of Iowa requires child care programs that are registered or licensed to take training each year. Below you will find requirement breakdowns for both homes and centers:

Minimum Training Requirements for Home 
Minimum Training Requirements for Centers
Online Training Opportunities

Become a CCR&R Trainer
We're always looking for people to help us out and train our classes. We offer classes in all 99 counties in Iowa. If you have a great training idea, we'd like to help you get that approved too. See the links below for more important documents and information. Your region's Training Specialist can help you through that process. Click here to find your region.

CCR&R Trainers
Partnering Organizations & Training Approval