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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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Delaware Child Care Training 

National Childcare Credentials: 

Delaware child care providers may use our courses toward a CDA as well as CDA, NAC and CCP renewal.

Delaware Childcare Training Requirements 

All Care Courses are accepted by the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families Office of Child Care Licensing towards the annual training requirement for those who work in early care and education centers, school-age centers, family child care homes, large family child care homes, and residential child care facilities. This includes clock hours for chief administrators, direct care supervisors, direct care workers, volunteers, owners, early childhood administrators, early childhood curriculum coordinators, early childhood teachers, early childhood assistant teachers, licensees, large family child care assistants and caregivers.

The Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing requires that all child care providers complete professional development annually in at least three of the following eight core areas of training:

  • Child Development
  • Developmental Curriculum Planning/Environment and Curriculum
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Positive Behavior Management/Social-Emotional Development
  • Health, Safety, Physical Activity, and Nutrition
  • Family and Community
  • Professionalism
  • Management and Administration

Click to view Care Courses listed by Delaware's Core Areas. Delaware’s Core Areas will appear on your Care Courses certificates.

Training in Early Care and Education (TECE 1 and 2) is a comprehensive program that prepares early childhood educators to support children birth to five in early childhood classrooms. As a CDA Gold Standard training provider, Care Courses can be used to fulfill TECE 1 and 2 requirements toward obtaining the Delaware First early childhood educator certification. You can learn more about TECE 1 and 2 by clicking here.

Delaware Administrator and Infant/Toddler Specialized Training: 


For Early Childhood Administrators, curriculum coordinators and interns working in early childhood education centers and school age centers, the following courses can be used to meet your specialized training requirements. Interns should choose either Infants in Child Care or Toddlers in Child Care to meet the 15 clock hours of training in early care and education.
Delaware Care Courses

Infants in Child Care

Toddlers in Child Care

DE Administrator Specialized Training [Regulation 27.4.2] 15 clock hours of training
Use the following course:
Child Care Administration

DE Infant Specialized Training  [Regulation 27.6.1] – 15 clock hours of infant development and curriculum. Use the following course: Infants in Child Care

DE Toddler Specialized Training [Regulation 27.6.1] – 15 clock hours of toddler development and curriculum. Use the following course: Toddlers in Child Care

What Delaware students say: 

Delaware Care Courses "It was a pleasure to take the course through your program! The book arrived really fast and they helped me right away with my account. The program was thorough and informative and I enjoyed taking the course. The online quiz option was fantastic! Thanks so much!" – Wilmington, Delaware
Care Courses in Delaware "Thanks for everything. The Care Courses program is excellent." – Camden, Delaware
DE child care courses "Your classes were wonderful!!! I learned a lot, it was on my time, and it was an easy process. If I had a question your staff was always there to assist me. It made it so easy to receive all of my professional development points. Thank you so much!!!!" – Selbyville, Delaware
Delaware child care training Many Ways to Learn CoverDay by Day Cover "I love taking your courses [Toddlers in Child Care, Many Ways to Learn, and Day by Day with Toddlers]. I can read the text whenever I want and not have to go to trainings at the end of the day when I am exhausted. I signed up for a course and then decided that a another course would better fit the requirements I needed for clock hours. I'll go back to the first course when I am able. How convenient that it will be waiting for me!!! I Love Care Courses!" - Wilmington, Delaware
Abuse and Neglect Cover "The courses [Abuse and Neglect, and  First Steps in Child Care] are terrific and having access to these classes online is so helpful to working teachers. It is so much more convenient and comfortable being able to take classes from the comfort of my own home and at my pace. It is truly a valuable service. Thank you so much." – Hockessin, Delaware
"I have been taking courses through Care Course for the past three years. All courses are well organized, helpful and easy to navigate in the online format. I would recommend Care Course to anyone needing courses and clock hours for certification." - Lewes, Delaware

Opening a child care facility in Delaware: 

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Delaware, please contact your state licensing using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.


Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families 

Office of Child Care Licensing    


New Castle County
Phone: (302) 892-5800

Kent & Sussex Counties
Phone: (302) 739-5487 or 1-800-822-2236