Texas 24 Hour Pre-Service Training for Childcare Providers

24 Clock Hours / 2.4 CEUs / $74.00

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Training Description

Do you need your 24 hour pre-service training in Texas? Take this popular and affordable online training to get started!

This training set includes four courses: Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care; Keeping Infants Safe; Block Play; and Principles of Child Development and Learning. Order the courses as a set below to get a discount off the individual course prices ($72.00 or 49% savings!).

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Texas 24 Hour Pre-Service Training for Childcare Providers
Online Courses
24 Clock Hours
Set ID: TXP-27RL9 / Price: $74.00
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Texas 24 Hour Pre-Service Training for Childcare Providers
CourseBook Courses
24 Clock Hours
Set ID: TXP-17R9 / Price: $74.00

Please note: you must complete Great Beginnings: an Introduction to Child Care before you start working in a childcare facility. The remaining three courses must be completed within your first 90 days of work.

Course formats

The courses in this bundle are offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/testing) and our fully online format. The online format includes audio narration in most course sections. Click here to learn more about Care Courses' training formats.

Payment options

We do not require that you order all courses in this set together. If you would rather order these courses one at a time, please click the individual course names below or call us at 1-800-685-7610. Ordering courses individually allows you to spread the cost out over time.

Texas Pre-Service Training for Childcare Center Staff

New Texas caregivers are required to complete 24 clock hours of pre-service training [§746.1305]. Eight clock hours must be completed before the caregiver may be counted in the child/caregiver ratio, and the remaining 16 clock hours must be completed within 90 days of employment.

This 24 hour pre-service training set meets the pre-service requirements for childcare providers and center staff as defined by Rule §746.1305 of the Texas Administrative Code. This training meets the pre-service requirement for caregivers working with infants, toddlers, and/or preschoolers.

TX 24 Hour Pre-Service Training Areas Covered

  1. Developmental stages of children;
  2. Age-appropriate activities for children;
  3. Positive guidance and discipline of children;
  4. Fostering children's self-esteem;
  5. Supervision and safety practices in the care of children; 
  6. Positive interaction with children;
  7. Preventing and controlling the spread of communicable diseases, including immunizations.
  8. Recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma;
  9. Understanding and using safe sleep practices and preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); and
  10. Understanding early childhood brain development.

Are Any Caregivers Exempt from Pre-Service Training?

A child caregiver is exempt from the pre-service training requirement if the caregiver has at least two years prior experience in a regulated child-care center or has already completed the 24 hour pre-service training while working at another regulated childcare center.


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Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care
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Keeping Infants Safe
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Principles of Child Development and Learning
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Block Play
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Completion deadline

This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.

Care Courses information

Care Courses has free unlimited assistance! Call us: 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, nine to five Eastern Time for help with your training or for billing and technical support questions. Or email us days, evenings and weekends: info@CareCourses.com, billing@CareCourses.com, or techsupport@CareCourses.com. Our friendly support team is here to help!

Care Courses currently offers over 50 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

Clock hours and CEUs are documented on official Care Courses certificates of completion which are accessed in the My Courses area of your account.

Please note: All course and certificate dates and times are on Eastern Time. 

More information on how Care Courses works can be found on our training process page. For a video tutorial of our online course portal, please visit our course navigation video.

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