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Louisiana Child Care Training

National Childcare Credentials in Louisiana: 

Use our courses toward a CDA as well as to renew your CDA, NAC or CCP.

Click for more information: National Child Care Credentials

Click to learn how the CDA can benefit you in Louisiana.

Louisiana Childcare Training Requirements

All Care Courses (with the exception of Medication Procedures in Child Care) are accepted by the Louisiana Department of Education for continuing education for those who work in Type I, Type II, and Type III child care centers or in family child day care homes. This includes directors, early learning staff, and providers.

Louisiana Pathways Child Care Career Development System:

Our clock hours and CEUs may be used to advance along the Louisiana Pathways career ladders for the Administrator Track, the Classroom Track and the Child Care Track.

Click for information on the Administrator Track, the Classroom Track, or the Family Child Care Track.         

Louisiana Early Learning Center Director’s Training


There are two ways you can use Care Courses to become the director of an early learning center.

Development Training Covers
Use Care Courses for Louisiana’s 90-hour director training requirement. Click below for our 90-hour training bundle
Louisiana Early Learning Center Director’s 90-Hour Child Development Training
CDA Training Covers
Do you have at least one year of experience working in a licensed early learning center? Become a director by obtaining your Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Click below to view our CDA training.
CDA Training

Care Courses may not be used to meet the three hours of training on infectious diseases, health and safety and/or food service preparation required by the Louisiana Department of Health.

Care Courses is not a BESE-approved Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate (ECAC) Program. Care Courses may not be used to obtain an Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate.

What Louisiana students say: 

Infant/ Toddler CDA Covers
"I am so happy with your courses [ Infant/Toddler CDA ]. I am an Assistant Director in a Child Development Center in Louisiana and since we want to be part of the Stars Quality System it was necessary that I have a CDA. Even when I have a master's degree they needed this class. Your material is so complete, but at the same time pretty easy to understand that I am encouraging my staff to take it with you. I love the examples you provide! I really like that you give the web sites or information about music, books, and all kinds of material. I even make copies about the common diseases among children and keep it at the center. It is a clear and good way to have the information at hand. Also the check points about the development stages of toddlers or PK gives a clearer idea of what we need to provide for them so they can acquire all what they need in the correct time. So congratulations for your material, it is awesome and it is great the job you do to improve the quality of the services in the Day Cares or Child Development Centers!!!"
- Bossier City, Louisiana

 

Opening a child care facility in Louisiana: 

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

Louisiana Department of Education 

Child Care Facility Licensing Information
Phone: (877) 453-2721
Email: ldelicensing@la.gov