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Training Requirements for Michigan Childcare Providers

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The Child Care Licensing Bureau issues licenses to Family Child Care Homes, Group Child Care Homes, and Child Care Centers.

The training requirements for childcare providers in Michigan vary depending on the type of childcare setting and the number of children being cared for.

Approved training hours include those offered through and/or those bearing Continuing Education Units (CEU).

Preservice Requirements

  • License Exempt Providers must complete a Great Start to Quality Orientation.
  • Licensed Providers are required to complete initial training on 11 health and safety topics and child development and an annual refresher training.

Health and Safety topics

Director Requirements

  • CDA Credential
  • 3.0 CEUs in child care administration 

Lead Caregiver Requirements

  • CDA or 90 clock hours 
  • Lead caregivers for infants and toddlers shall have 4.5 CEUs approved infant and toddler development and care practices

Annual Requirements for Child Care Center Staff

All childcare staff members who work directly with children shall complete 16 clock hours of professional development annually on topics relevant to job responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, any of the following subjects:

  • Child development and learning. 
  • Health, safety, and nutrition. 
  • Family and community collaboration. 
  • Program management. 
  • Teaching and learning. 
  • Observation, documentation, and assessment. 
  • Interactions and guidance. 
  • Child care center administrative rules. 

Annual Requirements for Family Child Care Caregivers

All caregivers must complete a total of 10 clock hours of training annually, not including CPR, first aid, and blood-borne pathogen training. The training must be related to child development, program planning, and administrative management for a childcare business

By completing these training courses, you will be well on your way to becoming a successful childcare provider. Visit ChildCareEd to register for these trainings and become qualified.

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