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2022 – 2023 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:
    • If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff
    • What If… by Samantha Berger
    • Llamas With Lemonade by Ariana Koultourides
    • Trees by Sara Mitchell

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

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

Child Development Milestones

Participants will learn about the developmental milestones of the whole child. They will learn about the developmental stages of motor development and emotional well-being from infants and toddlers to pre-kindergarten. During these years motor skills are perfected. Creativity and imagination start to shine. Caregivers will learn about the social-emotional developmental stages of children, and learn about meaningful learning experiences that build growth.


Playful Learning with Arts & Writing

Participants will learn ways to provide meaningful literacy experiences where children develop an understanding of the meaning of language and early writing development through art. Participants will learn that early writing is both a literacy activity and a fine motor skill.


Language & Literacy Experiences

Participants will learn about creating meaningful learning activities and experiences that support language and literacy development from toddlers to Pre-Kindergarten. Caregivers will learn strategies for building phonological awareness and activities that encourage children in language development and early literacy.


Spark Scientific Inquiry with Nature

This workshop will focus on helping participants recognize how to support the development of scientific inquiry skills in preschoolers. Participants will learn how to encourage children to use their natural curiosity to explore nature.

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