State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties

Stark State Advanced Technology Center ~ 6057 Strip Ave. N.W., North Canton, OH 44720  
Telephone: 330-492-8136  ~  Toll Free: 1-800-733-7732

Early Childhood Education Opportunities
Provided by State Support Team Region 9

Professional development opportunities for Ohio Department of Education early learning
professionals are offered in the areas of Developmentally Appropriate Practices, 
Literacy, Math, Special Education, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) -
Family Engagement, Social-Emotional Learning and Trauma.  

Early Childhood Director and Itinerant Teacher Networks are also offered.  

Please contact for additional details. 

Early Childhood Education

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) Training The KRA trainings are scheduled in STARS and will be added to prepare teachers for the 2021 KRA-R administration.  Teachers will need to register in STARS to secure a spot for training. Search using the Keyword term KRA.

Registration for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) Virtual Training from June to October 2021 is now open through the STARS training and registration application within your OHID Account for June and July events.  All events will be available for registration by the end of July. Please see the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) Virtual Training Dates

*Detailed PDF on how to find training search in STARS click HERE

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Training Registration is now open for the Early Learning Assessment training through the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) at

The Initial Training is for new users of the Early Learning Assessment who have not previously completed an ELA training.  (If you previously completed an in-person or hybrid ELA training, you do not need to complete the initial training.)  Please see the ELA 2021 Training Schedule

Select INFOhio classes are now Ohio Approved for Step Up To Quality. 
Please see the link for details.