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 currently offer nine areas of Concentration for the Certificate of Achievement and Stipend Program. Click on the links below for specific information on each Certificate of Achievement. 

Infant Toddler     Preschool     School Age     Quality Child Care     Childhood Resiliency

Better Business in Family Child Care     Healthy Children in Child Care     

Creating Effective Literacy Environments     Cultivating Growth & Well Being 


Eligibility Requirements


Important Notes

  • Each Area of Concentration carries a $600 Stipend if all eligibility requirements are met. There is a limit of 2 stipends per calendar year.
  • 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.
  • We have a new email address! Please send all Stipend (and Wage) related questions and paperwork to



Be sure you are taking the right ones. See below to locate the approved training courses for each Certificate. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4. Click here for a guide

1. Visit the Statewide Training Calendar at

2. The second dropdown will say Certificate of Achievement and Stipend on the left-hand navigation menu.

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


Complete List of Eligible Positions

*All positions are required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week in one eligible facility.
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


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