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Earn 10 professional development hours with the Early Sprouts online self-study course

Early Sprouts Online CoursesEarly childhood educators in many states (see list below) can now earn up to 10 professional development hours by successfully completing the Early Sprouts Online Course. Approvals from other states are in process. If your state is not listed below, check with your state’s child licensing bureau to see if online training courses can be used for professional development without prior approval.

 

 

Florida

The course can be used to meet required in-service training hours (in the area of nutrition) for child care licensing. The course certificate of completion includes the name and description of the course, hours issued, organization name, signature and qualification of trainer, and date of completion.

 

Georgia

The course is state-approved by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning for child care providers. The course certificate includes the title of the training, trainer and training codes, approved competency area (ECE-2), the number of clock hours, description of the course, and the trainer’s signature.

 

Illinois

Early Sprouts Institute is a Gateways Registry Authorized Entity and all of our trainings are Registry-approved trainings. The Early Sprouts training provides 10 contact hours at the introductory level in the Health, Safety, and Well-Being Content Area. The course certificate number includes the name and description of the course, event and organization ID numbers, number of contact hours issued, organization name, name of trainer, and date of completion. Participants will be asked for their Gateways to Opportunity Registry ID number or name and home address before receiving the certificate; this information will be reported to the Registry so that credit can be received for the training.

 

Indiana

The course can be used to meet required in-service training hours for child care licensing. The course certificate of completion includes the title and date of the training, the number of clock hours of the training, the trainer’s name, organization and qualifications and the content area of the training.

 

Maryland

The training has been determined as meeting the requirements for COMAR 13A.14.08 “Child Care Training Approval;” the approval number is CKO-6706. The course certificate of completion includes the name and description of the course, approval number, hours issued, organization name, Core of Knowledge Content Areas (Health, Safety & Nutrition, Curriculum, and Community), name and qualification of trainer, and date of completion.

 

Massachusetts

The course can be used for professional development to meet the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care requirements for licensing provided that the student documents the course in accordance with EEC rules. The course certificate of completion includes the name and description of the course, hours issued, core competency covered (Health, Safety, and Nutrition), organization name and qualification of trainer, date of completion and trainer contact information.  This course has not been approved for professional development hours in the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).

 

Maine

The course can be used to meet the required training hours for child care licensing. The course certificate of completion includes the name and description of the course, hours issued, organization name, name and qualification of trainer, and date of completion.

 

Michigan

The course can be used to meet the Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing’s required annual staff training hours. The course certificate of completion includes the name and description of the course, number of clock hours issued, organization name, name and qualification of trainer, and date of completion.

 

Minnesota

The training has been approved by the Minnesota Center for Professional Development (MNCPD) for 10 hours of professional development at level one. The course certificate includes the name and description of the course, number of hours, name of the course, event ID, name of trainer (content expert), and date of completion.

 

Missouri

The course has been approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Section for Child Care Regulation (SCCR) as child care training conducted for clock hours to meet the annual requirements for child care staff in licensed facilities, and is published on the Missouri Workshop Calendar.  The course certificate includes the organization name,  name and description of the course, hours issued, core competency content areas covered (4.1.4.a; 5.5.1.a; 5.5.1.b; 5.5.1.c; 5.5.2.a; 5.5.2.b; 5.5.3.a), training approval number, name and qualification of trainer, and date of completion. Participants will be asked to provide their MOPD ID number before receiving the certificate.

 

Nebraska

The course can be used to meet DHHS licensing in-service hours. The course certificate of completion includes the name and description of the course, number of clock hours issued, organization name, name and qualification of trainer, and date of completion.

 

Nevada

The course has been approved by the Nevada Registry.  The course certificate includes the name and description of the course, Nevada Registry approval code, number of child care training hours issued, organization name, name of trainer, and date of completion.

 

New Hampshire

The course has been approved for professional development hours by the New Hampshire Child Care Licensing Unit. The Child Care Licensing Chief has granted a waiver to the six-hour limit that is usually placed on online training and participants may apply the full 10 hours of the training toward their required professional development hours. The course certificate includes the organization name,  name and description of the course, name and qualification of trainer, hours issued, core knowledge areas covered (Building Family and Community Relationships, Teaching and Learning and Promoting Child Growth and Development), and dates of training.

 

New Jersey

Early Sprouts/Keene State College is a Professional Impact New Jersey approved sponsoring agency and our trainer is approved as a PINJ Consultant. The training has been published to the NJ Registry Training Database. The course certificate includes the organization name, name and description of the course, name and qualification of trainer, hours issued, core knowledge area covered (Health, Safety & Nutrition), and date of completion. Participants will be asked to provide their Registry ID number before receiving the certificate.

 

New York

Our trainer is an Aspire Registered Trainer and the course has been approved as an OCFS Non-Credit Bearing Distance Learning Course. Important note:  while the course will take 10 hours for participants to complete, OCFS has approved it for only eight training hours.  The course certificate includes the course description, organization name, trainer name and Trainer Registry ID number, the Training Topic Area (Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children), and the award of eight training hours.

 

North Carolina

Early Sprouts has been authorized by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education to offer online training to staff in licensed child care facilities and homes regulated by the Division.  The Early Sprouts Online Training has been approved for in-service contact hour credits. The course certificate includes the organization name, name and description of the course, contact hour credits issued, training topic areas covered (1, 4, and 8), name and qualification of trainer, and date of completion.

 

Oregon

The training has been approved in the Oregon Registry Trainer Program and our trainer is an Oregon Registry Specialty Master Trainer. The course certificate includes the total number of hours, the approved Knowledge Set (Set One Standards), approved core knowledge category  (Health, Safety & Nutrition), organization name, description of the training, and date of completion of the training.

 

Texas

The training is not listed in the Texas Trainer Registry but because our trainer is a Registered Dietitian providing a nutrition training, the training may be used to satisfy Child Care Licensing training requirements. The course certificate includes the organization name, name and description of the course, hours issued, core competency area covered, trainer’s name and credential, and date of completion.

 

Vermont

The course has been approved for Vermont training hours by the Vermont Northern Lights Career Development Center. The course certificate includes the organization name, name and description of the course, hours issued, core knowledge areas covered (Child Development, Families & Communities, Teaching & Learning, Healthy & Safe Environments, and  Professionalism  & Program Organization) and dates of training.

 

Washington

Our trainer is a State-Approved Specialist Trainer with the Washington State Department of Early Learning. The course provides 10 STARS Continuing Education hours in the Core Competency Area of Health, Safety & Nutrition at Level 1. The course certificate includes the organization name, name and description of the course, hours issued, Core Competency Area and Level, trainer name and trainer ID number, and date of completion. Participants will be asked to provide their STARS ID number in order to enter their attendance into MERIT.

 

Wyoming

The course has been approved for Clearinghouse Credit hours by the Wyoming Children’s Action Alliance. The course certificate includes the organization name, name and description of the course, training reference and event ID numbers, name and qualification of trainer, hours issued, Area of Knowledge covered (Health Nutrition & Safety) and date of completion. Note that participants are required by STARS/Align to submit a copy their certificate of completion in order to receive credit for the training.