Texas Childcare Training
We’re proud to call thousands of childcare providers in the Lone Star State our students here at Care Courses. Our training school was founded in Austin in 1990, and we still design courses specifically for Texas childcare training requirements!
So whether you’re already using our courses for your training needs or a newcomer to us, take a minute to see everything Care Courses has to offer early childhood educators in Texas.
For Childcare Providers
Use Care Courses toward both your annual training and other Texas requirements. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) accepts all Care Courses in accordance with their continuing education requirement for all childcare providers.
When it comes to annual training, keep in mind that you can use Care Courses for some (but not all) of your annual hours. Texas does not allow more than 80% of the required annual training hours to come from self-instructional training. Thus, childcare center caregivers can use Care Courses for up to 19 hours annually and childcare center directors for up to 24 hours annually. In addition, clock hours may not be carried over to the next year.
So, here are a few Texas childcare training requirements you can meet using Care Courses.
- Fulfill the SIDs, Shaken Baby and Early Brain Development requirements with our 3‑hour course Keeping Infants Safe.
- Use our 2‑hour course Transportation Safety for the transportation safety requirement for all providers who transport children under the age of nine.
Folks who are just coming into the early education field can use Care Courses for the 24-hour Texas Pre-service training requirement. We offer a four-course training bundle to cover this preservice requirement. One of the courses, Great Beginnings, must be completed before you can begin working. The other three courses in the bundle, Block Play, Music and Movement, and Principles of Child Development and Learning can be finished within the first 90 days of work.
TECPDS Registry Training
All Care Courses are approved by the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS) registry. Our trainer’s Texas workforce registry number is 94618.
CDA Credential Training
Use Care Courses to obtain a CDA or renew a CDA! Care Courses CDA training is available for three CDA settings:
Read our blog, “How Do I get a CDA?” to learn more about the CDA credential!
For Center Directors
Students who will be a director of a center with 13 or more children can use Care Courses to obtain the child development training needed toward a childcare center director’s certificate.
As long as you have at least three years of experience in a licensed child care center, you can use Care Courses to cover your child development training requirement. Just choose our child development training bundle, which covers 150 hours of child development training.
For Teachers of School-Age Children
You can also use Care Courses for Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) for the Texas Education Agency. This means that if you’re a classroom teacher, you can use this towards the 150 hours that you need for renewal. If you hold a professional certificate you can use our training for the 200 hours you need for renewal. Click here to get your CPE hours!
Additionally, you can use Care Courses to complete the 120 hours of formal child care training needed to obtain your CDA credential! Read our blog, “The 5 Reasons You Should Get a CDA”, and take a look at our Texas CDA page to learn how a CDA can help you specifically in Texas.
So as you can see, Care Courses doesn’t mess around when it comes to Texas!
Care Courses Support
Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance! Call us: 1–800-685‑7610, Monday through Friday, 9–5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!
2 thoughts on “Where can I get Texas childcare training?”
what units do i need to take for my cda in infants and toddlers . i have taken 3 and 4
Thank you for your comment! Getting your CDA is a rewarding experience that takes time and determination. To understand the CDA and prepare for it, we recommend the following.
1. As a first step, we encourage you to read the information on this webpage, as it will help you understand how to prepare for your CDA: https://www.carecourses.com/PublicPages/CDA_Welcome.aspx
2. Next, we recommend that you take our free online tutorial that gives a detailed step-by-step explanation of the CDA and the CDA process. Sign up for it here: https://www.carecourses.com/Ecommerce/CourseDetail.aspx?ItemID=294
The webpage and the free online tutorial linked above will familiarize you with the requirements for a CDA, and help prepare you for the process.
3. Once you have read the webpage and completed the tutorial, review the CDA training you must complete for your setting. Click on the setting and read about the specific training courses you’ll need for the formal training requirement: https://www.carecourses.com/PublicPages/CDATraining.aspx
We offer our training courses in discounted packages as well as in a payment plan spread out over time.
4. Once you have decided to pursue your CDA, follow the steps outlined in the free tutorial and order your training.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1–800-685‑7610 to let us know how we can be of additional assistance. We are here to help make this experience pleasant and rewarding!
Care Courses CDA Support Team