Delaware

Care Courses
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 (with the exception of Medication Procedures in Child Care) 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 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.
Infants in Child Care
DE Infant Specialized Training [Regulation 27.6.1] – 15 clock hours of infant development and curriculum. Use the following course: Infants in Child Care
Toddlers 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: 

 
"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
"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
"The courses 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

 

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
Email: occl.dscyf@delaware.gov

Kent & Sussex Counties
Phone: (302) 739-5487 or 1-800-822-2236
Email: occl.dscyf@delaware.gov