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Delaware Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials

Delaware child care providers may use our courses toward a CDA and for NAC and CDA renewal.

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Click to learn how a CDA Credential can benefit you in Delaware.

Delaware Childcare Training Requirements

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:

  • Child Development
  • Developmental Curriculum Planning/Environment and Curriculum
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Positive Behavior Management/Social-Emotional Development
  • Health, Safety, Physical Activity, and Nutrition
  • Family and Community
  • Professionalism
  • Management and Administration

Click to view Care Courses listed by Delaware's Core Areas. Delaware’s Core Areas will appear on your Care Courses certificates.

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.

Delaware Administrator Infant/Toddler Specialized Training

For early childhood administrators working in centers that serve infants or toddlers, the following courses can be used to meet your specialized training requirement: 15-clock-hours of infant or toddler development and curriculum. Email us at for other infant and toddler course suggestions. We are here to help!

Opening a childcare facility in Delaware

For those of you interested in starting a daycare or home-based childcare facility in Delaware, 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.

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families 

Office of Child Care Licensing

Phone: (302) 892-5800

What our Delaware students say

"It was a pleasure to take the course through your program! The book arrived really fast and they helped me right away with my account. The program was thorough and informative and I enjoyed taking the course. The online quiz option was fantastic! Thanks so much!"

– Wilmington, Delaware
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"Your classes were wonderful!!! I learned a lot, it was on my time, and it was an easy process. If I had a question your staff was always there to assist me. It made it so easy to receive all of my professional development points. Thank you so much!!!!"

– Selbyville, Delaware
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"The courses are terrific and having access to these classes online is so helpful to working teachers. It is so much more convenient and comfortable being able to take classes from the comfort of my own home and at my pace. It is truly a valuable service. Thank you so much."

– Hockessin, Delaware