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Tennessee Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in Tennessee

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 CDA certification can benefit you in Tennessee.

Tennessee Childcare Training Requirements

Most Care Courses* are approved by Train TN and recognized by the Tennessee Department of Human Services for training requirements for those who work in group child care homes, drop-in child care centers, child care centers and family child care homes. This includes clock hours for directors, assistant directors, licensee, operators, owners, primary caregivers, caregivers, central operators, substitutes and volunteers. 

*The following courses have not yet been approved by Train TN: Infants in Child Care; Safe Baby, Safe Child; Staff Development and Motivation in Child Care; and Sun Safety.

Opening a childcare facility in Tennessee

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

Tennessee Department of Human Services

Child Care Services
Phone: 615-313-5570
Child Adult Care Licensing Staff Directory