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Oklahoma Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Childcare Training Requirements

All Care Courses are accepted by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for their ongoing training requirements for those who work in child care centers, part day children’s programs, school age programs, summer day camps, family child care homes, large family child care homes, and residential child care facilities. This includes clock hours for directors, program directors, administrators, social services staff, child care staff, teachers, master teachers, lead teachers, assistant teachers, primary caregivers, permanent substitutes and volunteers.

All Care Courses are approved by the CECPD OK Professional Development Registry. For CECPD training credit, please add your Oklahoma Registry ID number to your Care Courses account.  

All courses grant formal approved clock hours with the exception of A Joyful Life of Caregiving, Playing Outdoorsand Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care which each grant 1 hour of informal training. All courses may be used towards the professional development ladder clock hour training requirements, including the annual renewal clock hours.

All Care Courses may be used for annual renewal clock-hours for the Oklahoma directors credential. No more than 6 clock-hours of informal professional development may be counted toward annual renewal hours for the directors credential.

Oklahoma Professsional Development Ladder Training Requirements

Care Courses is a Registry Approved Training Sponsor, and all Care Courses are accepted towards the clock hour requirements to obtain and renew your Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder level. All of our courses that grant 2 or more clock hours grant formal approved clock hours and cover one or more Oklahoma core competencies.

  • Complete 12 clock hours of training to obtain level 1 on the career ladder. Complete 12 clock hours annualy to renew level 1.
  • Complete 60 clock hours of training to obtain level 2 on the carreer ladder. 
  • Renew levels 2 through 11 by completing 20 clock hours of annual renewal training.
  • Receive a CDA Credential to obtain level 5 on the career ladder.  

Care Courses may not be used for the college "credit hours" required to obtain higher levels on the career ladder. Learn more about the Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder training requirements on the CECPD website.

Oklahoma Registry Certificates of Achievement and Stipend Program

Most Care Courses are approved for the CECPD Certificates of Achievement and Stipends. Click the button below for a breakdown of how Care Courses meet each area of concentration.

Care Courses offers courses that cover the following areas of concentration:

  • Infant/Toddler Care Certificate of Achievement and Stipend
  • Preschool Certificate of Achievement and Stipend
  • Childhood Resiliency Certificate of Achievement and Stipend
  • Quality Child Care Certificate of Achievement and Stipend
  • Cultivating Growth and Well-Being Certificate of Achievement and Stipend
  • Better Business in Family Child Care Certificate of Achievement and Stipend
  • Healthy Children in Child Care Certificate of Achievement and Stipend

Care Courses does not offer The Early Learning Guidelines Training. To find Early Learning Guidelines training, please visit the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry and search on keywords "ELG" or "Early Learning Guidelines."

Opening a child care facility in Oklahoma:

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

Oklahoma Child Care Services

Child Care Services
Phone: (405) 521-3561  

What our Oklahoma students say

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"Care Courses is my number one resource for meeting my training requirements for keeping my CDA and Director's credentials current. I also recommend Care Courses to my staff as well."

– Midwest City, Oklahoma
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"I love working with Care Courses to obtain my hours and additional knowledge. Its extremely helpful for those of us with extremely busy lives."

– Oklahoma City, Oklahoma