With a combined background in childcare, public schools, and special education, it became clear to Joel & Tara that many administrators and providers would benefit from hosting training at their own locations, without all the typical stipulations and extra fees. CTO was founded to meet the unique needs of centers and businesses both very small and very large, and of providers both seasoned and new to their fields. Tara holds a B.A. from Bowling Green State University. Joel received his Bachelor's from the University at Buffalo, and recently completed his M.S. in Psychology. They both currently work as providers for individuals with special needs and are opening Community Grounds, a coffee shop and meeting house in their neighborhood. They have an adventurous 11 year old and are expecting a new addition to their family in early 2018. 

Joel conducts all of CTO's CPR & First Aid classes throughout Ohio, and is known to leave participants laughing!

Carly Stern provides Communicable Disease training throughout Ohio. Carly obtained her Bachelor's in social work from Bowling Green State University and her degree in nursing from Columbus State Community College. When she isn't teaching the world about the importance of understanding communicable diseases and working as an RN at Madison Health, she is spending time with her three lovely children and husband. 

About Our Staff

Denise Grambo is the best Child Abuse Recognition & Prevention trainer in the state of Ohio. She has a degree in social work and has provided training for nearly two decades. She is also a supervisor at Family to Family. Denise ensures that her classes end with everyone understanding the importance of keeping children safe. There is rarely a dry eye in the class from her passionate take on training.

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Since 2013, CTO has provided training to child care centers, type A homes, office settings, and manufacturing facilities throughout Ohio.

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Childcare Training Ohio was founded in 2013 to serve the needs of the growing child care community. In 2015 & 2016, our CPR and First Aid trainers were named #1 by Thumbtack Professionals.


Our trainers take pride in their communities and devote time to the places and spaces they love the most. That includes YOU!

We care about our COMMUNITY

Nicole Gilliland provides Communicable Disease training for centers throughout Ohio. Nicole obtained her Bachelor's in nursing from Ball State University. She is an RN at Nationwide Children's Hospital's NICU and works as a provider for individuals with special needs. Nicole has also recently married and is looking forward to this new chapter in her life.

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Why ChooSE CTO

  1. No participant Minimum
  2. Hosted at your location ​
  3. ​catered to a variety of unique needs 


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Contact Us:

(614) 495-7608

Info@childcaretrainingohio.com

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Childcare Training Ohio
1132 Parsons AveColumbus, OH43206US
Phone: 6144957608 Website: http://childcaretrainingohio.com/