Care Courses
Texas Child Care Training 

National Childcare Credentials in Texas: 

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 Texas.

Texas Childcare Training Requirements

All Care Courses are accepted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for training requirements for those who work in child care centers, school age and before and after school programs, and registered and licensed child care homes. This includes clock hours for directors, operation directors, site directors, program directors, caregivers, primary caregivers, assistant caregivers, substitute caregivers, substitutes and volunteers.

Need a specific requirement like Texas SIDS, Preservice, Director license, or Transportation Safety? Specific Texas requirements are listed below.

Care Courses are accepted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) in accordance with their continuing education requirement for all childcare providers according to §746.1317/§747.1315.

Care Courses are self-instruction courses.

Type of provider

Number of clock hours allowed from self-instruction courses (such as Care Courses)

Caregivers and site directors in school-age programs.

Caregivers and site directors in before or after-school programs.

Caregivers in registered child care homes.

Up to 12 hours of annual training

Operation directors and program directors in school-age and before or after-school programs.

Up to 16 hours of annual training

Caregivers in child care centers.

Up to 19 hours of annual training

Primary caregivers in child care homes.

Directors in child care centers.

Up to 24 hours of annual training

 

Keeping Infants Safe

(3 clock hours) meets the Texas SIDS, Shaken Baby and Early Brain Development requirement.

TX Pre-Service Training
Texas Pre-Service Training

(24 clock hours) meets the full 24-clock hour pre-service training requirement.

These child development & business/management courses are recognized for Directors' and Primary Caregiver Annual Training in Texas.
Texas Director Qualifications meets the child development and business/management training requirements to become a director.
Transportation Safety (2 clock hours) meets the Texas transportation safety requirement. Texas Senate Bill 572 requires that all providers who transport children under the age of 9 receive training in transportation safety.

 

Looking for training on child growth and development, guidance and discipline, age-appropriate curriculum, or teacher-child interaction? Check out our course catalog for information on the topics our courses cover. Questions? Give us a call!

Our courses may also be used by foster parents in Texas for their annual training requirements. Please email info@CareCourses.com for details.

 

What Texas students say:


"I would like to say thank you for making state hours so fun and interesting to learn. I went at my own pace. I didn't have anyone over me telling me to hurry up. I learned a lot in this book [Toddlers in Child Care] and this won't be the last time that you will hear from me."

– Texas City, Texas
"I devoured the information and feel so much more knowledgeable about the information...much of which was new to me. The car seat information was a huge thing for me. The records needed was pretty much what I already do. I was surprised to see no music in the vehicle because I would think that is a child's distraction, but I do understand where quiet can be a better option."

- Hondo, Texas
"This is by far the best course I have taken in my field. I have been in child development since 1987 when I was a student at Penn State. As a junior I developed a love of child development. I actually graduated in anthropology but went into the childcare field. This course is cutting-edge. It is truly the art of child care. It encompasses my firm beliefs in how children should be interacted with. I applaud you for this wonderful study!"

- Houston, Texas

 

Opening a child care facility in Texas:

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Texas, 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.


Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Texas Child Care Licensing

Phone: (800) 862-5252 or (512) 438-4800

Local Child Care Licensing Offices Contact Information