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Shawn"I am having a ball doing these courses. So much of it is very interesting and also touches a lot on what I learned in college. I decided to go into child care and my director recommended me to take the CDA course. I think it is great."

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Zoica“Everything went very well! I received all of my certificates in a very timely manner! I love your program and am recommending it to other staff members in our organization! I plan on using your program in the very near future myself! Thank you for such a great service!”

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Care Courses offers distance-learning courses for child care providers and parents. Use our childcare professional development clock hours for most US States continuing education inservice requirements and registries, for CDA Certification (Child Development Associate Credential), for CDA Renewal and for NAC Renewal. All our professional development courses give both Clock Hours and IACET CEUs.

Our informative child care training programs can be completed anywhere and at any time. Study at home, at the park, or wherever is most convenient for you. Our friendly, knowledgeable instructors offer unlimited free student support by phone or email, and are always happy to help!

Early childhood child care training can be fun, interesting, and relevant to your daily work and experience! We've been offering professional development classes for over 30 years; we love what we do and truly want to make your experience fantastic.

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TX Childcare Director Training

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Texas Childcare Director Qualification Training 

Using Care Courses to qualify for the Texas Director’s Credential means that you will be qualifying under subsection (a), option 7 in §746.1015 of the Texas Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers. This qualifies you to be a director of a child care center licensed for 13 or more children.

This option requires that you
  • have 3 years of experience in a licensed child-care center;
  • complete 9 college credit hours (or 150 clock hours of training) in child development;
  • complete 9 college credit hours (or 150 clock hours of training) in business management.
The state of Texas accepts Care Courses for the 50 clock hours of training for every 3 college credit hours (150 clock hours in each training topic) to satisfy this requirement.

You or the Permit holder will submit your training and experience qualifications to licensing along with the following information:
  1. A completed Licensing Personal History Statement form specifying the education and experience of your designated director;
  2. A completed Licensing Request for Criminal History and Central Registry Check form;
  3. A completed Licensing Affidavit for Applicants for Employment form;
  4. A completed Licensing Governing Body/Director Designation form; and
  5. An original and current Licensing Child-Care Center Director’s Certificate form; or an original college transcript or original training certificate which verify the educational requirements; and complete dates, names, addresses, and telephone numbers which support the required experience.
You must submit the information to licensing as part of a new application for a permit and within ten days of designating a new director.

Licensing will grant you the director’s certificate.

If you wish to become a director of a child care facility in Texas, you must first speak with a Texas child care licensing representative to determine what training you are required to have.

Your training requirement will be based on two things:
  • the state’s current training requirements for directors, and     
  • any training you have had in the past (for which you may get credit).

Only a Texas childcare licensing agent can give you this information. 

Texas Director Qualification requires training in child development and management. We currently offer the recommend set of courses for the child development training. We do not currently offer as set for the management requirement. If you need fewer than 150 clock hours of training in child development, select only the courses you need from the following bundles. If you need more than 150 clock hours in either child development or management, please send an email explaining your needs to:

TX Director Child Development  Training

Texas Child Care Director Qualification
Child Development Training 

153 Clock Hours
This bundle includes the courses Infants in Child Care; Toddlers in Child Care; Preschoolers in Child Care; The Art of Child Care; Language Development in Infants; Stress and Day Care; Nurturing Children's Self-EsteemChild Development and Guidance.

Click the titles above to order these courses individually. Or, order the courses together in a bundle below.  

 Texas Director Qualification Child Development Course Bundle Format

SKU Bundle Name Format Price

Texas Director Qualification Child Development Bundle CourseBooks
Texas Director Qualification Child Development Bundle Online Courses
Please Note: All of the courses offered by The Care Courses School may be used for Texas Director Qualification (to become a director) EXCEPT Caring for Children in Your Home, Great Beginnings, Discipline in Child Care, Keeping Infants Safe, and Sun Safety. The courses included above in these course bundles are merely our recommendation. If you wish to take other courses towards this requirement, please view our complete course listing.