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Massachusetts Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in Massachusetts

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

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Massachusetts Childcare Training Requirements

All Care Courses (with the exception of Medication Procedures in Child Careare accepted as CEUs by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) to meet annual yearly professional development activity requirements for educators, licensees, certified assistants, regular assistants, volunteers, assistant teachers, lead teachers, directors, assistant leaders, group leaders and volunteers in a small group and school age child care, large group and school age child care, family child care and child care centers.

Courses that grant 5 clock hours or more may be used to meet QRIS requirements. Please call us for help with course selection.

Category of Study 1: Child Growth and Development

Child Development and Guidance (our 20 clock hour, 2.0 CEU course) is approved by Massachusetts EEC as a temporary waiver to meet the child growth and development requirement for hiring assistant teachers, teachers, and lead teachers. This course meets the requirements of Category of Study 1: Child Growth and Development, Birth through Eight Years.

Completing this course, in addition to the required work experience, allows teachers to start work without already having completed 3 college credits in Category of Study 1. *After completing this course, teachers must complete 3 college credits in Category of Study 1 within 6 months of their hire date.* Please contact the childcare program you wish to work for prior to being hired to ensure they accept this Massachusetts EEC waiver.  

Massachusetts Diverse Learner Training

The following courses fulfill the Massachusetts diverse learner requirement:

Opening a child care facility in Massachusetts

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

Massachusetts Executive Office of Education

Department of Early Education and Care
Phone: (617) 988-6600

What our Massachusetts students say

"My staff and myself love the convenience of Care Courses [Making Learning Fun] and we have learned a lot from each course we have taken. As a school setting for the after school students, we are required to get 20 hours of Professional Development. The staff and myself have enjoyed every course we have taken through your company and we will re order in the future."

- Brockton, Massachusetts
"I'm thrilled with the courses. I've been a provider for 35 years and everything I read is right on to what I've done all these years. I also love all the new ideas I'm getting as well. Thank you for this wonderful program."

- Holliston, Massachusetts
"Thank you for the follow-up. I have received my Care Courses. I have completed one [ Social-Emotional Development in Young Children ], mailed in the quiz and am now working on the second course. I am impressed with your product. It allows me to get required training at my own pace. I will definitely use your products in the future."

- Attleboro, Massachusetts