State of Alabama

Care Courses
Alabama Child Care Training

National Childcare Credentials in Alabama: 

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

Click here for more information: National Child Care Credentials

Click here to learn how the CDA can benefit you in Alabama.

Alabama Childcare Training Requirements

All Care Courses are accepted by the Alabama Department of Human Resources for initial, pre-licensing and in-service training for daycare centers, nighttime centers, family day care homes, family nighttime homes, group daycare homes, and group nighttime homes.
The Alabama Department of Human Resources requires that all child care providers complete ongoing training annually in each of these six training areas:
  • Child Development
  • Health, Safety and Universal Precautions
  • Quality Child Care and Licensing
  • The Child Care Professional and the Family
  • Language Development
  • Positive Discipline and Guidance

Click here to view Care Courses listed by Alabama's training areas. Alabama’s training areas will be printed on your Care Courses certificates.

What Alabama students say: 

"Your courses help me to remember and utilize the basics but they also help put things in perspective. This course has been good because I am a little bit on the disorganized side. The sample schedules are going to help me create a great schedule."

- Opelika, Alabama
Biting Hurts
"The course I recently took was very informative. I love how easy it is to navigate your site and the variety of courses you offer. I have always taken the online courses and I’m always surprised at how fast I receive my certificate in the mail. Thank you for providing preschool teachers and directors with high quality courses.”

- Helena, Alabama

Opening a child care facility in Alabama: 

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

Alabama Department of Human Resources 

Alabama Child Care Services Division

Phone: (334) 242-1425

Email contact information