maine childcare training classes

Care Courses
Maine Child Care Training

National Childcare Credentials in Maine:

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 Maine.

Maine Childcare Training Requirements:

All Care Courses are accepted by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services for hours of ongoing training for those who work in child care facilities, nursery schools and family child care programs. This includes directors, head teachers, operators, providers, staff, substitutes, volunteers, group leaders, aides, assistants and licensees.

Care Courses are accepted by the Maine Department of Education Certification Office for the college credit requirements for becoming an Educational Technician. The Certification Office accepts Care Courses toward the college credit requirements at a rate of 15 clock hours for every one college credit required. For example, if you need three college credits, you may take 45 clock hours from Care Courses to fulfill your requirement.

What Maine students say:

"I received my order on the 3rd and am very pleased with prompt delivery and the course content (all three courses). I have been an Early Head Start (prenatal to three) home visitor for 8 and 1/2 years and my first experience with Care Courses was three years ago when I needed CEUs to renew my CDA and the self-paced courses worked well for me. Each program year we are required to complete 40 hours of training and although several of the hours will be completed through agency trainings I wanted some training in areas that are directly related to areas of concern with my current caseload. The one course [Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem] that I am now taking do that. Thank you."

- Norway, Maine
"I have taken several of your online courses [Managing Health and Safety] and have enjoyed all them. I have learned a lot as well and it has brought so much to my attention that really until these courses I did not give much thought about. Some of the information was a good refresher for me. The navigation on your site is easy to follow. I like the way it’s set up and the self-checks. I will be ordering another soon!"

– Durham, Maine


Opening a child care facility in Maine:

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

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Child and Family Services, Children’s Licensing and Investigation Services

Phone: (207) 287-9300 or (800) 791-4080

Office of Child and Family Services online contact form