Iowa Early Learning Standards 3rd Edition Orientation

Orientation provides a detailed overview of the new standards and how to use the standards to plan developmentally appropriate activities and create lesson plans. This course uses actual scenarios and demonstrates how to use the standards to support child development.

Intended audience: Early childhood providers, teachers, and directors
Format: Self-paced, 2-hour online class
Certification: Approved for Iowa Health and Human Services (IHHS) Child Care Professional Development Credit


  • No cost
  • Participate online at any time, 24/7
  • Access from desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart phone
  • Receive a certificate for 2 hours of training

Sign Up

To participate in the online course:

  1. Read the detailed login instructions.
  2. Go to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Moodle™ login page.
  3. Create a Moodle account. You will also need your HHS Registry ID. HINT- it looks like this: yourname@iaowaid.

Already enrolled?

Need Help?

  • I-Learn ECE Help Desk: (515) 294-8754 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 3pm) or
  • Technical (Moodle and computer) questions: (515) 294-1725, (Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm)

Other Courses

Local face-to-face workshops are also available. Check our list of child care provider classes or locate a workshop on the Iowa Health and Human Services i-PoWeR Registry.