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KET programs can help Kentucky’s licensed, certified, and registered early childhood education professionals earn credit toward state licensing requirements. To earn credits, participants register to view specific programs (a small fee is charged to cover administrative and paperwork costs), watch the programs, complete corresponding coursework and activities (either online or on paper, and return the print materials to KET for verification.

All courses are available for CEU and can also help you earn CEU credits needed for CDA renewal.
These credits are offered through the Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Courses can be purchased online or ordered by mail via the order form included in the latest newsletter.

Courses We Offer

Course Details Course Access
About Autism
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
1,2
Online Course
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Paper Course
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The Act of Storytelling
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1,3
Online Course
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Paper Course
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All Around Me: Community and Citizenship
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
3, 8 , 9
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
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Art to Heart
Registration Fee
$24
Credit Hours
6
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
1, 2, 4
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1,2
Online Course
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Paper Course
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After School Programs—Magna Systems
This course DOES NOT include the videos needed to take the test. You will have to get them from your public library.
Registration Fee
$15
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2, 3
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Online Course
Learn More
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Paper Course
Learn More
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A Place of Our Own: Early Childhood Solutions Behaviors and Emotions
This course DOES NOT include the videos needed to take the test. You will have to get them from your public library.
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
3
Online Course
Learn More
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Paper Course
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A Place of Our Own: Early Childhood Solutions Early Academics
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
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A Place of Our Own: Early Childhood Solutions Health and Nutrition
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
1
Core Content
HSN
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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A Place of Our Own: Early Childhood Solutions Special Needs
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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A Place of Our Own: The Power of Play
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Authentic Assessment
This course DOES NOT include the videos needed to take the test. You will have to get them from your public library.
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
4
CDA Goals/Subjects
7, 8
Core Content
CA
Viewing Method
3
Online Course
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Paper Course
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Behavior Collection
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
3
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
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Communication Skills: Body Language
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
4
Core Content
PD, FCP
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
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Emergent Literacy
This course DOES NOT include the videos needed to take the test. You will have to get them from your public library.
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
3
Online Course
Learn More
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Paper Course
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Encouraging Fine Motor Skills through the Arts
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
3
CDA Goals/Subjects
4,5,7
Core Content
CGD, LEC
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
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Everyday Math for Preschoolers
Registration Fee
$15
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
5, 6
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
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Explore Science with Preschoolers Asking Questions
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
3
CDA Goals/Subjects
1, 2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
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Explore Science with Preschoolers Keeping Records
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
3
CDA Goals/Subjects
1, 2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
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Explore Science with Preschoolers Making Predictions
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
3
CDA Goals/Subjects
1, 2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
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Explore Science with Preschoolers Manipulating the Environment
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
3
CDA Goals/Subjects
1, 2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
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Explore Science with Preschoolers Using Tools
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
3
CDA Goals/Subjects
1, 2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
Learn More
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Families of the World
Registration Fee
$36
Credit Hours
12
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
4
Core Content
FCP
Viewing Method
1, 3
Online Course
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Paper Course
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Fostering Early Literacy
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
1, 2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1, 2
Online Course
Learn More
Buy Now
Paper Course
Learn More
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Guidance and Discipline
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
3
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Guiding Children Successfully
This course DOES NOT include the videos needed to take the test. You will have to get them from your public library.
Registration Fee
$36
Credit Hours
12
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
3
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Online Course
Learn More
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Paper Course
Learn More
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Health Issues Collection
Registration Fee
$5
Credit Hours
1
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
1
Core Content
HSN
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Healthy Me: Sensory Learning
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
3, 5
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
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Infant and Toddler Care—MS
Registration Fee
$15
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Infants
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Language Fluency through the Arts
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
3
CDA Goals/Subjects
5, 6
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
Learn More
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Middle Childhood
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Moral Development
This course DOES NOT include the videos needed to take the test. You will have to get them from your public library.
Registration Fee
$5
Credit Hours
1
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
3
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Online Course
Learn More
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Paper Course
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More Than Child’s Play: Why Physical Activity Matters
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
Learn More
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Music in Early Childhood
This course DOES NOT include the videos needed to take the test. You will have to get them from your public library.
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
3
Online Course
Learn More
Buy Now
Paper Course
Learn More
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Nutrition: Developing Habits for a Lifetime
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
Learn More
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The Path to Math in Early Childhood
This course DOES NOT include the videos needed to take the test. You will have to get them from your public library.
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
4
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
3
Online Course
Learn More
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Paper Course
Learn More
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Phonemic Awareness
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
4
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
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Playground Safety
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
1
Core Content
HSN
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Preschoolers
This course DOES NOT include the videos needed to take the test. You will have to get them from your public library.
Registration Fee
$15
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Online Course
Learn More
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Paper Course
Learn More
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Promise Not To Tell?
Registration Fee
$5
Credit Hours
1
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
1, 6
Core Content
HSN
Viewing Method
2
Paper Course
Learn More
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Promoting Positive Behaviors In Schools I
Registration Fee
$16
Credit Hours
4
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
8,9,10
Core Content
PD
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
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Promoting Positive Behaviors In Schools II?
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
8,9,10
Core Content
PD
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
Learn More
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Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
Registration Fee
$24
Credit Hours
6
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
CGD, LEC
Viewing Method
1, 3
Online Course
Learn More
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Paper Course
Learn More
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Safe and Sound: Reducing Stress for Young Children
Registration Fee
$15
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
3
CDA Goals/Subjects
8,9,10
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
Learn More
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Safe and Sound: Supportive Resources for Emotional Development
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
3,11,13
Core Content
HSN
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
Learn More
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School Readiness
Registration Fee
$15
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
5
Core Content
CA
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
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Science Anyplace, Anytime
This course DOES NOT include the videos needed to take the test. You will have to get them from your public library.
Registration Fee
$12
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
3
Online Course
Learn More
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Paper Course
Learn More
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Significant Areas of Development
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Story in the Early Years
This course DOES NOT include the videos needed to take the test. You will have to get them from your public library.
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
3
Online Course
Learn More
Buy Now
Paper Course
Learn More
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Study of a Child
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Succeeding as a Teacher
Registration Fee
$15
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
6, 8
Core Content
PD
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Technology
Registration Fee
$15
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
3
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
1
Online Course
Learn More
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Toddlers
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
1
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
CGD
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Tools for Teaching Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Registration Fee
$15
Credit Hours
3
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
6
Core Content
PD
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Understanding Childhood Trauma
Registration Fee
$16
Credit Hours
4
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
3
Core Content
HSN
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Visual Arts
Registration Fee
$10
Credit Hours
2
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Words That Cook
Registration Fee
$32
Credit Hours
9
Training Level
2
CDA Goals/Subjects
2
Core Content
LEC
Viewing Method
3
Paper Course
Learn More
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Viewing the Programs Guide

Programs are available in four different ways:

  1. Online — Some online courses are complete and fully functional with all the materials needed (including video) to complete them online. For other online courses, you will need to have access to the videos from the library to complete the coursework.
  2. DVDs and Videos — Several KET productions on parenting and early childhood education are available for purchase on videotape or DVD.
  3. Lending Library — Through a partnership with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, you may obtain additional programs on videotape through your local library. See How To Use the Lending Library for specific instructions.
    This option is ONLY available to Kentucky residents.

KET child care training offerings are administered by a trainer who has obtained a Level 4 Kentucky Early Childhood Trainer Credential.

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Levels of Training

Each KET child care training program or series is assigned to one of five levels of training. Level 1 is a basic introduction to a subject, and Level 5 represents the most advanced information.

Selecting a level is an individual decision based on your existing knowledge of a topic. If you already know a lot about a subject, a Level 1 or 2 training program might not help you learn anything new. On the other hand, if you have very little knowledge of the subject, you may find it hard to understand the content of a high-level course.

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Kentucky Core Content

These abbreviations represent subject areas defined in the state P-12 curriculum standards from the Kentucky Department of Education.

CGD: Child Growth and Development
HSN: Health, Safety, and Nutrition
PD: Professional Development
LEC: Learning Environments and Curriculum
CA: Child Assessment
FCP: Family and Community Partnerships
PME: Program Management and Evaluation

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CDA Goals/Subject Areas

The CDA (Child Development Associate) is a certification issued by the Council for Professional Recognition indicating that a child care provider has met professional standards in a specified set of subject areas. The CDA standards identify 13 subject areas, grouped under six main goals:

Goal I: To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment. 1. Safe
2. Healthy
3. Learning Environment
Goal II: To advance physical and intellectual competence. 4. Physical
5. Cognitive
6. Communication
7. Creative
Goal III: To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance. 8. Self
9. Social
10. Guidance
Goal IV: To establish positive and productive relationships with families. 11. Families
Goal V: To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs. 12. Program Management
Goal VI: To maintain a commitment to professionalism. 13. Professionalism

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Lending Library

KET has established a partnership with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) for inter-library loan.

About the Lending Library

To obtain credit, simply view the programs and complete the corresponding coursework. Registration costs are still applicable. It can take 7-10 days or longer to receive training videos from Frankfort after the request has been submitted by your local library. Limited quantities of programs may cause delays in receiving videos depending upon the demand. Individual libraries will determine the length of loan based on when items are due back to KDLA.

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How To Use The Lending Library

Through the Lending Library, Kentucky early childhood professionals can obtain videotapes of child care programs through their local libraries, then watch those programs and complete corresponding coursework to earn credits toward state licensing requirements. To earn credits, you will still need to register for the programs you want to use and pay the registration fee (using the links in the table at the top of the page). The tape loan is free of charge as long as you return the tapes to the library on time.

It will take about 10 days to receive videotapes you request from your library. So you should plan to send your registration form to KET at the same time you request the tapes.

Limited quantities of some programs may cause delays in receiving the videos. You will have approximately 28 days after you receive the programs to view them before they are due back to the library.

Here’s how to make a Lending Library request:

  1. Ask your local public library to check on the availability of the videos you want to view. You will need the title listed in the table at the top of this page.
  2. Ask your librarian to submit the “Ask a Librarian, Public Library Visual Materials Request” form. This is an interlibrary loan request. Your librarian will send it to the Department for Libraries and Archives in Frankfort, where the videos are archived.
  3. Register for the course using its link in the table at the top of this page. We will send you the coursework you will need to complete in order to earn credit for viewing the program.
  4. Your library will call you when the videos are available to be picked up.
  5. View the program(s), return your completed coursework to KET to obtain your continuing education credit, and return the videos to your local library.

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