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2021-2022 Virtual Workshops

New sessions of the Ohio Ready to Learn Workshops in a virtual webinar format are now open and accepting registrations on the OCCRRA website. You will be sent an email through OCCRRA with the link for joining the webinar after registration. See below for course descriptions and workshop schedules.

Workshop Registration Information:

  • Participants must register for each workshop individually on
  • All workshops are FREE and Ohio Approved.
  • You must register for each workshop separately. The deadline to register is 2 days prior to the class date.
  • Earn a total of 2 Ohio Approved hours FREE for each workshop, or a total of 8 Ohio Approved hours for the workshop series!
  • Attend all 4 classes and receive 4 children’s books:
    • Clifford’s Good Deeds by Norman Bridwell
    • The Little Red Hen Bakes Some Bread by Janie Smith
    • Mindful Me, Happy Me: The Caring Me I Want To Be by Mary DiPalermo
    • The Family Book by Todd Parr

If you have any questions regarding these courses or how to register, please email Jan Pollard at

Families Come Together  

All families are different! They come in different shapes and sizes. Every child comes in bringing different family values and experiences. One of the most important things that caregivers can do is to help children feel good about the uniqueness of their families. Participants will explore ways to connect the child’s learning to their family.

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ST Number Date Time
ST10111976 2/1/22 6:30-8:30 PM
ST10111981 2/24/22 6:30-8:30 PM
ST10111984 3/8/22 6:30-8:30 PM


Discovery Science  

Participants will learn strategies to help children develop critical thinking skills by applying scientific inquiry methods to playful experiences. Caregivers will learn to model and welcome curiosity and questioning to guide learning. Through discovery science, children will use creative and flexible thinking to solve problems.

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ST Number Date Time
ST10111973 1/25/22 6:30-8:30 PM
ST10111978 2/8/22 6:30-8:30 PM
ST10111982 2/26/22 9-11 AM
ST10111985 3/15/22 6:30-8:30 PM


Effective Communication with Children, Families & Staff  

Building personal relationships with children is an essential part of teaching. Participants will learn ways to engage in one-to-one, face-to-face, reciprocal interactions to form safe, nurturing relationships with children. Caregivers will gain quality strategies to encourage peer-to-peer interactions that build communication skills among children, families, and staff.

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ST Number Date Time
ST10111972 1/22/22 9-11 AM
ST10111977 2/5/22 9-11 AM
ST10111983 3/3/22 6:30-8:30 PM
ST10111986 3/22/22 6:30-8:30 PM


Social Emotional Learning in Young Children  

With the recent impact of the pandemic on the social-emotional well-being of children, participants will learn how to talk to children about the coronavirus so they are not worried and feel safe. Participants will add quality lessons to their teacher and caregiver toolbox on how to teach children to have healthy, safe habits. In addition, caregivers will gain an understanding of practice and play learning experiences that help children with self-awareness of emotions and self-management.

Register for this course


ST Number Date Time
ST10111974 1/29/22 9-11 AM
ST10111979 2/12/22 9-11 AM
ST10111980 2/15/22 6:30-8:30 PM
ST10111988 3/1/22 6:30-8:30 PM


To register:  Visit, sign in to your account, and search the ST# assocated with the class and date you wish to attend.

All workshops are OCCRRA-approved and provided free of charge to all early childhood professionals.