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Child Care Job Training

Child care jobs can be difficult to come by during a downturn in the economy. Position yourself as a premiere employee with education and training that helps you stand out above the rest. Extension online can help with courses like:

In Texas, child care providers are required to have annual clock hours of Early Childhood Educational (ECE) training to work at child care jobs. The majority of states require (ECE) training for daycare providers with ongoing annual training hours required to maintain your license. Check your state licensing laws. Recent laws and regulations in Texas also mandate that licensed and registered child care providers planning to transport children complete at least 2 hours of training in transportation safety, annually.

Extension online offers courses in Transporting Children Safely in Child Care. In today's job market, it is important to stand out above the rest. Getting your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential can help. CDA credentials are issued by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington DC. This credential is the most widely recognized in early childhood education (ECE) and a key stepping stone for career advancement in ECE. The Council for Professional Recognition offers four types of CDA credentials:

  1. Preschool, center-based settings with children aged 3-5 years
  2. Infant and toddler, center-based settings for ages 0-36 months
  3. Family child care home for ages 0-5 years
  4. Home visitor to homes for ages 0-5 years.

Each type of credential requires the completion 120 hours of formal early childhood education training, covering the growth and development of children in the age group for which you are seeking the credential. (Note: The CDA credential also requires you meet other specific qualifications, including formal education and observational hours.) Extension online can help you meet the requirement for ECE training with convenient, cost-effective, self-paced training hours online.

Extension online also provides official documentation of completion with a verifiable certificate available at the end of each course. Position yourself as a premiere employee during your next interview by obtaining the training and credentials you need with Extension online courses.

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