Louisiana Child Care Professional Development | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in Louisiana

Use our courses toward a CDA Credential and for NAC and CDA renewal.

Click for more information: National Child Care Credentials

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

Louisiana Childcare Training Requirements

Our trainers are approved Level III Trainers by Louisiana Pathways. 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 daycare homes. This includes directors, early learning staff, and providers.

Louisiana Pathways Child Care Career Development System

Care Courses 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.

Click for information on the Administrator Track, the Teacher Track, or the Family Child Care Track.

Louisiana Early Learning Center Director’s Training

Use Care Courses to meet the 90 clock hour training requirement to become a director of an early learning center in Louisiana:

Care Courses may not be used to meet the three hours of training on infectious diseases, health and safety and/or 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 be used to obtain an Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate.

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 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.

Louisiana Department of Education

Child Care Facility Licensing Information
Phone: (877) 453-2721
Email: ldelicensing@la.gov

What our Louisiana students say

"I received my course books very quickly and I like being able to work at my own pace the lessons are excellent thank you for making my CDA renewal possible"

- Choudrant, Louisiana
"I am so happy with your courses [Infant/Toddler CDA]. I am an Assistant Director in a Child Development Center in Louisiana and since we want to be part of the Stars Quality System it was necessary that I have a CDA. Even when I have a master's degree they needed this class. Your material is so complete, but at the same time pretty easy to understand that I am encouraging my staff to take it with you. I love the examples you provide! I really like that you give the web sites or information about music, books, and all kinds of material. I even make copies about the common diseases among children and keep it at the center. It is a clear and good way to have the information at hand. Also the check points about the development stages of toddlers or PK gives a clearer idea of what we need to provide for them so they can acquire all what they need in the correct time. So congratulations for your material, it is awesome and it is great the job you do to improve the quality of the services in the Day Cares or Child Development Centers!!!"

- Bossier City, Louisiana