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May 10, 2017
Child Care Staff Orientation Training
Training deadline is fast approaching            
Updates have been made to the Child Care Staff Orientation Training due to the recent changes to child care licensing rules. Now Type A and Type B home providers licensed before Dec. 31, 2016, and child care staff members hired before Dec. 31, 2016, are required to take the training by June 30, 2017. All new child care staff hired after Dec. 31, 2016 are required to complete the orientation within 30 days of being hired.

Use the Professional Development Documentation for Child Care form (Form JFS 01307) to document training completion and keep the form on file at the program.

For more information, read this Frequently Asked Question sheet from ODJFS. If you have additional questions, please contact the Child Care Policy Helpdesk at 1-877-302-2347, option 4.
Ending use of printed in-service forms
Records available online       

Did you know ODJFS-licensed child care providers using the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) no longer need printed in-service forms? Verification from the OPR is now listed as a way to document the completed training. OPR records are accepted by ODJFS and Step Up To Quality and you can view, download and print your records at any time by logging on to your profile at

4C will stop distributing printed workshop in-service forms beginning July 1, 2017. Our Workshop Assistants and staff are available to answer questions and to walk you through OPR. For further information, call the 4C Central Registrar Line at 513-758-1301
Early Learning Assessment training 

The Early Learning Assessment training is required for preschool teachers at three-, four- and five-star Step Up To Quality rated programs. For questions regarding the schedule and availability of this training, contact Sadie Bonifas at 513-758-1221.

Eat for free at a fun meet and greet at "A Celebration of Teaching" hosted by Cincinnati Association for the Education of Young Children on May 11. Enjoy free food from LaRosa's, networking and more! Choose the location most convenient for you. 
Save These DatEs
Aug. 3: Next CDA session starts. Attend an orientation soon!

Oct. 27-28: 4C Leadership and Early Childhood Conference

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