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Early Childhood Alliance is committed to helping early childhood professionals achieve the highest standards of quality for children in their care. Through a variety of trainings – – in group settings, one-on-one, and online – – we provide ongoing professional education opportunities.

Included in ECA’s comprehensive professional development is the opportunity to earn the Child Development Associate credential (CDA).


To check on training/event cancellations due to weather conditions, tune into these media outlets. If time allows, a notice will also be posted on the ECA website homepage.

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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood INDIANA Scholarship

Assists teachers, directors, and family child care providers in going back to school to receive more education, provides increased compensation with more education, and requires that participants agree to remain in child care for one year following education. For more information, visit

Scholarships cover
  • The majority of tuition and book fees
  • Travel stipends
  • A bonus for successfully completing a contract
  • Employer reimbursement covering the scholarship recipient’s release time needed for study or attending class (for some scholarship models)

Training Resources