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North Carolina Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in North Carolina

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 North Carolina.

North Carolina Childcare Training Requirements

All Care Courses are approved for in-service training for those who work in childcare programs and family child care homes regulated by the North Carolina Division of Child Development. This includes staff, facility directors, administrators, lead teachers, teachers, teacher aides, caregivers, operators, substitutes and volunteers.

All Care Courses which grant 0.5 CEUs (5 Hours) of training or more are accepted towards renewing an Early Education Certification (EEC).

Please Note: Keeping Infants Safe and Safe Baby, Safe Child are approved for in-service training, but both Keeping Infants Safe and Safe Baby, Safe Child are not approved for North Carolina child care worker’s ITS-SIDS training. SIDS training must be obtained in person from specifically trained and authorized presenters. Contact the North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center at 1-800-367-2229, for further information regarding the SIDS training in North Carolina.

Emergency Preparedness in Child Care is approved for in-service training but it is not accepted for North Carolina’s Emergency Preparedness and Response in Child Care training requirement. Click here for more information on the Emergency Preparedness and Response in Child Care training requirement.

Opening a child care facility in North Carolina:

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

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Child Development and Early Education
Phone: (919) 814-6300 or (800) 859-0829

What our North Carolina students say

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"I am enjoying the course very much!! I love having the book to highlight and read anywhere; but at the same time having access online to quiz or study. I will definitely plan on taking more courses. I am learning so much new and knowledgeable information about Child Care. Such great info included in my first lesson on interviewing, policies, and procedures. I have begun my first quiz, wish me well!" 

Hayesville, North Carolina
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"Our center staff love using Care Courses to receive their required in-service training hours. They are very convenient and provide information that can be re-read if necessary."

Sneads Ferry, North Carolina