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How to Become a Preschool Teacher in New Hampshire

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According to the Child Care Licensing Unit from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Lead Preschool Teachers in group childcare programs, childcare nurseries, preschool programs, and center-based night care programs shall be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have a minimum of 1,000 hours experience working with children in a licensed childcare program, and meet one of the following pre-service training/education options:

  1. College courses totaling 18 credits in child development, early childhood, or elementary education on, or other field of study focused on children, with three credits in child growth and development; or
  2. Documentation of a non-expired Child Development Associates (CDA) credential in center-based programs awarded by the council for professional recognition; or
  3. A credential from a teacher preparation program accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE); or
  4. Documentation on file with the department that she or he was qualified for and employed in the position of lead teacher on or before the effective date of these rules in 2017.

To see a full list of what is required, please visit the Child Care Program Teacher information page.

H&H Child Care Training currently offers the 120 hours of CDA coursework for Infant and Toddler, Preschool, and Family Child Care. The 120-hour credentials currently offer 12 CEUs for each course. Our online training is designed to fulfill the CDA requirement for 120 hours of formal education in specific child-care competency areas. We at H&H Child Care Training believe that our CDA courses are nationally accepted in all states: please refer to your childcare licensing agency for any additional requirements at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/oos/cclu/.

Please contact your local agency to see if your state approves IACET-accredited organizations for more information. We are always ready to help with any questions.  

To learn more about H&H Child Care’s CDA course track, please visit our website at https://www.childcareed.com/onlinecourses.html  to schedule your next class today!


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