State of Michigan

Care Courses
Michigan Child Care Training

National Childcare Credentials in Michigan: 

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 Michigan.

Michigan Childcare Training Requirements

All Care Courses are approved by the Michigan Registry (MiRegistry) and are approved towards Great Start to Quality. All Care Courses are accepted by the Michigan Department of Human Services towards the yearly training, professional development requirements for program directors, site supervisors, licensees, lead caregivers, caregivers, assistant caregivers and volunteers in child care centers, family child care homes and group child care homes. All of our courses may be used towards STARS organization rating.

For MiRegistry training credit, please ensure that your Michigan Registry ID number is added to your Care Courses account. 

Managing Health and Safety in Child Care or Sanitation for Disease Prevention in Early Childhood Programs can be used to meet the prevention and control of infectious disease training, which includes immunizations [R 400.8131(4)].

Safe Sleep and Shaken baby Syndrome training requirements: 

Program directors, caregivers in child care centers, and assistant caregivers in child care and group homes may use Keeping Infants Safe to meet Safe Sleep and Shaken Baby Syndrome training requirements.

Licensees and registrants in family child care and group homes cannot use Care Courses to meet the Safe Sleep and Shaken Baby Syndrome training requirement.

Michigan Lead Caregiver Training:  

Getting a CDA qualifies you to work as a Lead Caregiver in a childcare facility         

Lead Caregiver Training [R 400.8122] 18 CEUs in Early Childhood Education/Child Development

Lead Caregiver for Infants and Toddlers Training  [R 400.8122] 4.5 CEUs in infant/toddler development and care practices

Michigan Foster Parent Training Requirements: 

Foster parents in Michigan may use our courses for the 6-clock-hour annual training requirement. First, however, the foster parent's agency licensor must approve the topic/title of the course the foster parent selects.

What Care Courses' Michigan students say: 

Understanding Each Other: Communicating with Families, Staff and Your Community
"This is the second class [Understanding Each Other: Families, Staff and Community] that I have taken through your program. It was excellent, just like the first one. I have already applied some of the knowledge that I have learned through the courses. Keep up the good work with creating these classes!"

- Ypsilanti, Michigan
Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem
"I really enjoyed the Care Course [Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem ]. Circumstances had changed for me and I was suddenly in a pinch to finish my training hours for my CDA renewal. I was able to hit the books when my kids went to school. Being able to pick books that I felt would benefit me the most was a plus. The books were packed full of interesting information that I have been able to put into practice already. Thank you so much and I will be using Care Courses in the future."

- Zeeland, Michigan
Transitions and Other Troublesome Times
"Everything went smoothly and easily because the courses were very well organized and easy to follow and understand. Care Courses was a great help with nourishing my study's information and in my career."

- Troy, Michigan


Opening a child care facility in Michigan: 

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

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs 

Child Care Licensing Division
Phone: (866)-685-0006