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Nebraska Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in Nebraska

Use our courses for a CDA certification 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 Nebraska.

Nebraska Childcare Training Requirements

Care Courses is approved by the Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood, as an Automatically Accepted Early Childhood Education Training Organization.

All Care Courses are accepted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services toward annual in-service training requirements for those who work in Family Child Care Homes I, Family Child Care Home II, Child Care Centers, School Age Centers and Preschools. This includes annual clock hour requirements for directors, teachers, certificated teachers, non-certificated teachers, licensees, primary providers and substitutes.

All Care Courses are accepted for annual in-service hours in the Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System (NECPRS). To add your Care Courses to your NECPRS account, login or create your NECPRS account, and upload a copy of your Care Courses certificate to your professional development training record. Nebraska Department of Education staff will review and verify the training certificates that you upload to your profile.

Opening a childcare facility in Nebraska

For those of you interested in starting a daycare center or home-based child care facility in Nebraska, 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.

Nebraska Health & Human Services System

Nebraska Children and Family Services

Phone: (402) 471-6564 or (800) 600-1289


What our Nebraska students say

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"This course is very informative and helpful. It is full of helpful information regarding challenging behaviors and I will be sharing what I've learned with other teachers.”

- Kearney, Nebraska
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"It [Emergency Preparedness in Child Care] will help me to advocate more about being prepared and to help other staff know of the plans."

- Elmwood, Nebraska