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Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD)

The Center for Early Childhood Professional Development offers conferences, training opportunities, a video lending library, a trainer/consultant registry, Child Care Careers and accreditation support.

Center for Early Childhood Professional Development 

Phone: (405) 799-6383
            1-888-446-7608

Information about caring for children with special needs in licensed child care programs is available from a variety of sources. Parents of children with special needs may also find this information useful.

View more information on Special Needs care

Oklahoma Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Scholarship Program

The Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program awards scholarships to eligible child care professionals to complete coursework in the area of child development or early childhood education.

This scholarship is a partnership between the teacher/family child care provider, child care center, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS). 

This scholarship enables child care teachers/providers to improve their skills through education, and continue the availability of quality child care in local communities.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Work in a one-star plus or above OKDHS or tribal-licensed child care facility with a minimum of 10 percent subsidy children at time of application;
  • Work as a teacher, family child care provider or director at least 30 hours per week earining $15.50 or less per hour;
  • Be employed at a child care facility for six months before beginning coursework; and
  • Once approved, be on a child development or early childhood education plan of study.

Scholarships available for:

  • Coursework taken at community colleges or technology centers leading toward: a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, School-Age Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Mastery, Director's Certificate of Completion, Director’s Certificate of Mastery, or an Associate of Arts or Science degree in child development or early childhood education;
  • Coursework taken at a technology center for the Early Education Pathway to CDA leading toward a national Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential; or
  • Child Development Associate/Child Care Professional (CDA/CCP) Credential Assessment.

Contact Information:

Scholarship Office
Phone: (405) 225-9395
             1-866-343-3881

For additional information, contact the scholar coordinator at your local community college or the admissions office at your local technology center. 

The Certificate of Achievement and Stipend Program is a community-based program that recognizes and rewards specialized professional development through a Certificate of Achievement and a one-time $600 stipend.

This program is designed to encourage Teachers, Directors and Family Childcare Home Providers to obtain additional focused formal professional development to improve the quality of care and increase positive outcomes experienced by children.

The Certificate of Achievement and Stipend Program is offered statewide with funding provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), Oklahoma Child Care Services.

The Wage Supplement Program provides professional development and longevity salary supplements to Teachers, Directors and Family Childcare Providers working with young children in child care settings

This program is designed to reduce turnover of Teachers, Directors, and Family Childcare Home Providers by rewarding education and continuity of care.

The Wage Supplement Program is offered statewide with funding provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), Oklahoma Child Care Services.

Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD)

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The Center for Early Childhood Professional Development offers conferences, training opportunities, a video lending library, a trainer/consultant registry, Child Care Careers and accreditation support.

Contact Information:

Center for Early Childhood Professional Development 

Phone: (405) 799-6383
            1-888-446-7608

Conference Voucher Program

The Oklahoma Child Care Services conference voucher program promotes quality by facilitating access for the child care community to training opportunities.

All licensed facilities may use this program to attend child care conferences. Vouchers are allocated to each facility according to the licensed capacity and STAR status. The voucher credits are tracked electronically, and each voucher is valued at $25. 

Conference registration forms have a place to mark if a voucher credit is to be used as partial payment. Each person enters their K8 licensing number on the registration form and must have it with them when they attend the conference. 


Contact Information:

Luann Faulkner
Phone: (405) 521-3561
 1-800-347-2276

Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association, Inc.

The Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association, Inc. is responsible for making sure all Oklahoma families have access to quality care and education for their children through community-based resource and referral services.

Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association, Inc. is dedicated to promoting child care quality, affordability and availability for all Oklahoma children.

Contact the agency serving your region for information about specific training available for child care providers.

Your Child Care Resource for Selecting Quality Child Care 

Contact Information:

Paula Koos
Executive Director

Phone:  (405) 942-5001
              1-888-962-2772

Mailing Address:
4200 Perimeter Center, Suite 235 
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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