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PATCH Training Calendar

PATCH offers over 100 FREE child care workshops in an effort to increase the availability and quality of child care settings through career development opportunities. We support statewide content standards of Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge (ASK) and Child Development Associate credential (CDA) subject areas. In the future, classes will be offered for continuing education units (CEU).

Trainings are open to all caregivers such as: family child care, preschool staff, infant and toddler staff, before and after school care programs, parents, medical professionals, babysitters and informal child care.

Click here for the Training Calendar.  Browse for classes in your community.

Refundable Registration Deposit Fee:  Beginning October 1, 2011, PATCH classes in our Training Calendar require a $5.00 check to secure enrollment. After attending the class, check will be returned. Contact your local PATCH office for more details.

Notice to Training Participants: Any returned checks for insufficient funds will be assessed a fee of $30 per check.  Outstanding debts must be paid in full in order to receive a certificate of training or to register for additional classes.

To view the latest PATCH Training information, click on the appropriate link below.

PATCH publishes a quarterly newsletter -- Training Tracks, to inform child care providers, parents and the community of our upcoming trainings around town, and provide the latest child care news and information to professionals and the public. 

For a listing of PATCH offices, click here.


Kids In The House Child Care Video Series

PATCH and Kids in The House collaborate to bring you some great videos about parenting, child development, and child care. These short videos contain interviews with leading psychologists, therapists, researchers, pediatricians, and other professionals. They are great quality, and, best of all, this is a FREE service.


Click on the Play Button above for the first video in our series of 10: "Part 3: How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?" or visit

Choose "Save PDF in Download Folder" on a Mac, or Download Button n a PC, or use a screenshot to save as a PDF.

Earlier videos from PATCH & (Click on title):

Part 1: How to Help Kids Develop Emotional Intelligence or visit

Part 2: How to Celebrate the Sibling Relationship or visit


NEW!  Online Child Care Professional Education Center

NEW! PATCH is now offering Online Training Classes in early childhood education and care, including CDA Credential Training and CDA Renewal Training.  Click here to get started!

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