Use our courses toward a CDA Credential and for for NAC and CDA renewal.
Click for more information: National Childcare Credentials.
Click to learn how a CDA Credential can benefit you in Texas.
All Care Courses are accepted as by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) for training requirements for those who work in child care centers, school age and before and after school programs, and registered and licensed child care homes. This includes clock hours for directors, operation directors, site directors, program directors, caregivers, primary caregivers, assistant caregivers, substitute caregivers, substitutes and volunteers.
All Care Courses are self-instruction training and may be used for up to 80% of annual clock hours for caregivers, primary caregivers, and directors in childcare centers, registered child care homes, school age programs, and before and afterschool programs (§746.1317/§747.1315). Check out our helpful self-instruction training page to how many hours of self-instruction training you may use for your annual training requirements.
All Care Courses are approved by the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS) registry. Care Courses' trainer (Joanna Spilioti) Texas workforce registry number is 94618. Please add your TECPDS registry ID to your Care Courses account and we will report your successfully completed courses to TECPDS for training credit.
Need a specific Texas SIDS, 24 hour preservice, director license, or transportation safety training? Specific Texas requirements are listed below.
Learn how you can use Care Courses to become a child care center director in Texas. Need management or child development training for your directors credential? Per §746.1037, 50 clock hours or five CEUs of Care Courses training may be substituted for every three college credit hours required in child development or management. Check out our breakdown of management and child development courses below!
Complete 24 of your 30 annual training hours as a center director or primary caregiver with Care Courses.
Per §746.1311 and §747.1309, center directors and primary caregivers in childcare homes must complete 30 hours of annual training that is relavent to the age of the children for which the child-care facility provides care. At least 6 clock hours of annual training must cover child growth and development, guidance and discipine, curriculum, teacher-child interaction or (directors only) special needs. Check out our course listing for information on the topics our courses cover.
Need annual training hours in management techniques, leadership, or staff supervision? Check out our 6 clock hour course Staff Development and Motivation in Child Care, our 4 clock hour course Hiring and Supervising Qualified Staff in Child Care, or look through the list of management courses here.
Annual training hours for directors and primary caregivers must also cover the following areas:
Caregivers in childcare centers, assistant caregivers and substitute caregivers may also take the above courses towards their annual training requirements (§746.1309 & §747.1305). Care Courses self-instruction training may be used for up 80% of annual clock hours.
Click here to learn more about Care Courses that are accepted for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) training requirements.
Our courses may also be used by foster parents in Texas for annual training requirements. Please email info@CareCourses.com for details.
For those of you interested in starting a daycare center or home-based childcare facility in Texas, 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.
Phone: (800) 862-5252 or (512) 438-4800Local Child Care Licensing Offices Contact Information