Training and Scholarships for Child Care Providers

Training and Scholarships for Child Care Providers

The Department of Human Services (DHS) supports and assists child care providers in   licensed child care settings and foster care settings by providing them with community-based training and technical assistance through PATCH (People Attentive to Children).  PATCH offers FREE and/or low cost child care workshops (including online training) in an effort to increase the availability and quality of child care settings through career development opportunities. Trainings are open to all caregivers such as: family child care, preschool staff, infant and toddler staff, before and after school care programs, parents, medical professionals, babysitters, and informal child care.

A scholarship fund is also made available to individuals who are taking college-level courses in early childhood education or trying to obtain or renew a Child Development Associates (CDA) credential.

Information and contact for child care training and scholarships for child care providers which is offered by PATCH (People Attentive to Children) can be located at the following website:  http://www.patchhawaii.org/providers/training.