Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Reflecting Oklahoma's commitment to high quality early care and education by providing professional development that produces results!

Oklahoma Registry Certificate of Achievement and Stipend Program

The Certificate of Achievement & Stipend Program is funded by Oklahoma Human Services Child Care Services and is designed for providers who work in licensed child care facilities. The Stipend Program is a collaborative effort to validate the achievement and expertise of providers and serve as a symbol of their professional accomplishment.

The specific goals of this program are:

  • Recognize and reward the specialized professional development of child care providers

  • Encourage Teachers, Directors, and Family Child Care Homes to obtain additional focused, formal professional development to improve the quality of care for children.

  • Increase overall positive outcomes experienced by children in child care.

We are currently offering SEVEN different Areas of Concentration for the Certificate of Achievement and Stipend Program!

Infant Toddler     Preschool     School Age     Quality Child Care     Childhood Resiliency

Better Business in Family Child Care     Healthy Children in Child Care

 

REMINDER: STIPEND TRAINING IS SPECIFIC!

Be sure you are taking the right ones. See below to locate approved trainings for each Certificate. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4.

1. Visit the Statewide Training Calendar at www.okregistry.org.

2. On the left navigation menu, the second dropdown will say Certificate of Achievement and Stipend.

3. Choose the Certificate of Achievement you are interested in and click Search at the bottom.

4. This will display the currently offered approved training courses for this Certificate.

*Remember, you will need 30 total hours of approved training in the Area of Concentration you are working towards.

How to Apply

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Each Area of Concentration carries a $600 Stipend if all eligibility requirements are met. Limit of 2 per calendar year (effective July 1, 2022).
  • A CDA can only be used to meet the education requirement for one of the following areas of concentration: Infant/Toddler or Preschool.
  • For your first Certificate of Achievement, we will look back 5 years (from your application date) for 30 hours of approved training.
  • For all other Certificates of Achievement, we will look back 12 months (from your application date) for 30 hours of approved training.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • I work in a licensed early care and education facility 1+ Star or higher

  • ​I work a minimum of 30 hours per week in my current child care facility

  • I have been employed a continual 6 months in my current child care facility prior to the date of this application

  • I have a current Infant/Toddler, Preschool, or FCCH CDA* OR have taken a minimum of 30 clock hours of training in the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry (OPDR) approved in one of the Areas of Concentration

  • I have an active account in the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry (OPDR)

  • I work in a licensed early care and education facility 1+ Star or higher

  • ​I work a minimum of 30 hours per week in my current child care facility

  • I have been employed a continual 6 months in my current child care facility prior to the date of this application

  • I have a current Infant/Toddler, Preschool, or FCCH CDA* OR have taken a minimum of 30 clock hours of training in the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry (OPDR) approved in one of the Areas of Concentration

  • I have an active account in the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry (OPDR)

 

 

 

 

  • I work in a licensed early care and education facility

  • ​I work a minimum of 30 hours per week in my Family Child Care Home

  • I have been employed a continual 6 months in a Family Child Care Home prior to the date of this application

  • I have a current Infant/Toddler, Preschool, or FCCH CDA* OR have taken a minimum of 30 clock hours of training in the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry (OPDR) approved in one of the Areas of Concentration

  • I have an active account in the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry (OPDR)

 

 

Click here to print the eligibility requirements. 

 

Complete List of Eligible Positions

 
All positions are required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week in one eligible facility.
 
Teacher
Assistant Teacher
Master Teacher
Probationary Master Teacher
School-Age Teacher
School-Age Assistant Teacher
Substitute (must be in the classroom at least 30 hours per week)
Large Family Child Care Provider
Family Child Care Home Provider
Family Child Care Home Assistant
Center Director
Assistant Director
School-Age Center Director

05-17-2022
 

1801 N. Moore Avenue, Moore, OK 73160
Toll Free: 888-446-7608 or 405-799-6383
FAX: 405-799-7634
Email: cecpd@ou.edu