Delaware child care providers may use our courses toward a CDA and for NAC and CDA renewal.
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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 toward 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 childcare providers complete professional development annually in at least three of the following eight core areas of training:
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As a CDA Gold Standard training provider, Care Courses are accepted to fulfill TECE requirements toward becoming a Delaware early education teacher.
Training in Early Care and Education (TECE) is a comprehensive program that provides future educators an understanding of child development, building positive teacher-child relationships, planning effective lessons, and managing time and space in the classroom. Choose either our Infant/Toddler Center Based, Preschool Center Based or Family Child Care CDA course bundles to obtain the 120 clock hours of training to meet the TECE 1 & 2 requirements. Note: Only the 120 clock hours of training are required. Completion of entire CDA process is not necessary to fulfill TECE requirement.
Click here to learn more about completing the TECE 1 & 2 trainings online.
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 orToddlers in Child Care to meet the 15 clock hours of training in early care and education.
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