Professional Development

CCSA offers a variety of professional development opportunities that encompass not only CCSA’s workshops but also workshops offered by other organizations in our local communities.

Register for Professional Development Workshops and CEUs

You may register the three different ways below for Professional Development workshops for early education, school-age and youth development professionals. Credits are available to meet North Carolina child care training requirements for the Star Rated License and Continuing Education & Training Units (CEUs) are available for select specialized topics.

Register Online

  1. Click here to register online
  2. Select a class you are interested in
  3. Review course details
  4. Click on REGISTER NOW
  5. Follow prompts to complete the registration process
    • To register you will create a login ID (must be at least 4 letters and last 4 digits of your social security number)
    • You will need to create a password of at least 8 characters with numbers and letters
  6. Pay online by credit card

After payment has been submitted, you will receive an email confirming your registration and payment.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given.

Register by Mail

1. Download the Training Registration Form
2. Print, fill out and mail your completed registration form and payment to:

Child Care Services Association
ATTN: Professional Development
1201 S. Briggs Ave, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27703

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given.


The information in the Professional Development Calendar may be updated or changed during the three-month period.

Register In-Person – Not Available Due to COVID-19

To register in person for professional development workshops, visit Child Care Services Association at one of these two locations:

Jim and Carolyn Hunt Child Care Resource Center
1201 South Briggs Avenue, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27703

1829 East Franklin Street
Building 1000
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given.

Program Overview

Because the education level of early childhood teachers has been linked with quality care in numerous research studies, Child Care Services Association (CCSA) offers a variety of professional development opportunities to support high-quality services and actively encourages providers to enroll in early childhood courses at local community colleges or universities.

CCSA has been approved as an accredited provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are administered through the Professional Development-Continuing Education and Training Department (PD-CE/T). The purpose of PD-CE/T is to improve educational learning opportunities through strategic learning event design, planning, marketing, assessments and evaluation.

Its purpose is aligned with CCSA’s Goal of “Building capacity and support for the workforce to promote equitable, affordable access to quality early care and education for children and families.” This will be accomplished by improving administrative and teacher practices through coaching, technical assistance and training. Using the ANSI/IACET Standard, the PD-CE/T Department is committed to maintaining a quality training program for continuous improvement and a superior learning experience for its adult learners.

Learn more about PD CE/T mission and goals.

Learn more information about CEUs.

Professional Development Testimonials

  • This training was interactive and informative. I thoroughly enjoyed the training.

    Early childhood educator

  • I am excited about the information I’ve learned. I can’t wait to use it in my class.

    Early childhood educator

  • This session helped to refresh information. Techniques were also introduced that I can use to help children in my class.

    Early childhood educator

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Child Care Services Association is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.  IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.
International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
21670 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 170, Sterling, VA 20166, 703-763-0705

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