Child Care Aware® of North Dakota is a program
of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota.

Frequently Asked Questions About Training

  • Why do I need to attend training?

    In every work situation, people need specific knowledge and skill, and the field of early care and education is no different. Caring for children in group settings requires a great deal of knowledge about child development; appropriate practices to support children's health, safety, and learning; working with families; and business practices. It's simply a fact that the more you know, the better care you will be able to provide to children and families. There is always more to learn about the field of early care and education. Ongoing training and education support continuous improvement and help providers develop and expand their skills and knowledge.

  • How much training do I need to attend?

    Training needs vary from person to person, and change throughout a person's career. The hours, topics, and type of training you select depend on your personal and professional goals, as well as your current needs. For help in defining your goals and identifying the training and educational options available to help you reach your goals, contact a Professional Development Specialist.

  • How do I find training?

    To find a list of all the Child Care Aware® of North Dakota trainings currently available, simply click on the "Take Training" link on the website home page. You'll be able to search the online training calendar for all types of training opportunities including online self-paced courses, distance courses, face-to-face sessions, conferences, and other special events. You can even register online if you wish. If you prefer to receive a printed training calendar, call your regional Child Care Aware® Training Office.

  • Do I need to set up an online account?

    You do not need to set up an online account to view the training calendar. However, you will need an account to register for a course and to maintain a record of the training you have taken. Your account allows you to register for courses, receive real-time updates about courses for which you've registered, pay online, complete coursework online, maintain your personal information, and print your own certificates and transcript.

  • Can I register for courses without setting up an account?

    You cannot register for Child Care Aware® of North Dakota courses - online or face-to-face - without having an account. The first time you register for a course, an account will be started for you. If you register online, you will be prompted to set up your account. If you submit a paper registration, Child Care Aware& will set up a basic account in your name.