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.
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.
Care Courses may not be used to meet the three hours of training on infectious diseases, health and safety
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
used to obtain an Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate.
What Louisiana students say:
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
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.