Professional Development

Utah Registry for Professional Development
Utah Associate for the Education of Young Children
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

The Freelance Instructor Network – A Professional Development Opportunity

Looking for a way for your staff to receive more training and Career Ladder credit hours?

We have an exciting professional development opportunity that will provide a way for programs to arrange on-site training for their staff.

In partnership with Care About Childcare, the Office of Child Care (OCC) created the Freelance Instructor Network (FIN). In this initiative, programs will be able to independently contract with an approved instructor to teach Care About Childcare courses for their employees. Programs will be able to negotiate the time and place of the training with the contracted instructor.

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1. Contact Care About Childcare at UVU with any questions or to request the FIN contact list for your area by phone 801.863.4589.

2. Contact an instructor on the list and discuss your program’s professional development needs.

3. Independently contract with an instructor to teach a Care About Childcare course for the staff at your program.

What is Child Care Quality System (CCQS)?

Child Care Quality System (CCQS) will help parents make informed choices about the child care programs their child attends so that the program will better prepare their child for kindergarten and life. This system will also ensure government child care subsidies are supporting quality programs.

FIN provides an option to assist programs with meeting their CCQS professional development goals. We hope you will take advantage of this initiative if it meets your program’s needs.

Child Care Quality System (CCQS)

Training & Resources

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To join CAC at UVU CDA Cohort please contact us at 801.863.4589.

Online Training

Utah Approved Online Career Ladder Courses

The course catalog includes all of the approved Career Ladder courses offered through Care About Childcare as well as community and online partners.

Levels 1-3 and 5-8 on the Career Ladder may be earned through approved online clock hours, CEUs, or college credits pertaining to youth and early childhood care and education. Approved online courses are for clock hours, equivalencies for face-to-face Career Ladder classes, and suggested CEU options.
Please Note: .1 CEUs = 1 clock hour and 3 college credit hours = 40 clock hours.

Course Catalog

Quorum eLearning

In these courses the participants will learn foundational skills to help them to create a classroom where each child can meet their full potential. These courses offer CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and training hours to earn or renew the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Courses are $30 each, or there is an annual membership. State-Sponsored Quorum Memberships maybe available. Courses are 2-5 hours long. Courses available in English and Spanish.

*All courses are Career Ladder approved. For a limited time, OCC is providing a FREE year-long membership to Quorum eLearning for professionals in the state who work with children. Your membership is FREE to you, and valid for 12 months from the date of registration.

Quorum eLearning WEBSITE

Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Early Childhood Investigations offers FREE webinars for early childhood educators. The series is produced by Engagement Strategies, LLC., and is presented by leading authors, experts, and leaders. Their goal is to allow you to participate in conference-quality training without leaving your home, classroom, or office.

*Early Childhood Investigations Webinars offer $3 CEUs through Bertelsen Education. Their courses are free, but only count on the Career Ladder if you obtain the CEU certificate.


edWeb Webinars

edWeb is a free online community for professional educators, offering networking, resource sharing, collaboration, and professional development webinars. Hundreds of both pre-recorded and live Education-related webinars available for free.

If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the edWebinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Classroom Management for Early Learning community and go to the edWebinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

*For Career Ladder credit, you must sign up for a free account and choose a webinar that offers a CE Quiz. Once you take the CE Quiz, a certificate will be sent to you that may be used for Career Ladder credit. Joining a “community” that is specific to early childhood is helpful in order to filter choices down. 

edWeb Webinars Website

Prevent Child Abuse Utah

Preventing Child Abuse An Online Course for Adults Working With Youth.

This FREE course teaches adults who work with youth how to protect the children in their lives from child abuse, how to recognize signs that abuse is occurring and take steps to stop it, how to receive disclosures of child abuse, and to whom disclosures or concerns should be reported. It only takes 30 minutes to protect the children in your life. Certificate of completion will only be issued to the registered course participant. Make the Promise to Protect.

*When registering, in “Organization” write “Utah Registry for Professional Development.”  for Career Ladder credit.


Resource Room



During Public Office Hours

CALL FIRST!  We are sometime closed for off-site meetings and trainings or campus closures.


Before In-Person Training Courses: Providers may come 15 minutes before training courses to use the die cuts.


The laminator and Cricut machine are only available for use during public office hours and occasional evenings by appointment only. You can leave a small amount of items to be laminated by a CAC-UVU staff. Please leave the items, with your name, child care facility, and phone number, in the drop box at the office entrance.


Resource Room Policy

  • Lamination 40 ft. and bulletin board paper 40 ft. (per Licensed Center Classroom & Administration)
  • Lamination 80 ft. and bulletin board paper 80 ft. (Licensed Family with capacity up to 8, Residential Certificate, or Family, Friends, & Neighbor)
  • Lamination 120 ft. and bulletin board paper 80 ft. (Licensed Family with capacity 9 to 16)
  • Lamination 75 ft. and bulletin board paper 75 ft. (Community Partners, or Exempt Programs)

When the annual limits have been reached, no more lamination and bulletin board paper will be available for that fiscal year.

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Care About Childcare (CAC) at Utah Valley University (UVU) is funded from the Department of Workforce Services, Office of Child Care through the Child Care and Development Block Grant.