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ChildCareEd is approved through the California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry. Courses may be used to fulfill annual training requirements and to obtain a CDA Credential. ChildCareEd is an IACET accredited organization that provides CEUs for all of our online self-paced training courses.

The following are the education and training requirements for providers in California.

Directors, child care center providers, and family child care home providers need to obtain a Child Development Permit issued by the Commission of Teacher Credentialing.

Levels of the Child Development Permit:

  • Child Development Assistant Permit.
  • Child Development Associate Teacher Permit.
  • Child Development Teacher Permit.
  • Child Development Master Teacher Permit.
  • Child Development Site Supervisor Permit.
  • Child Development Program Director Permit.

ChildCareEd offers the 120 hours of CDA training needed to obtain a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. 

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential qualifies you for the Child Development Associate Teacher Permit and may also be used as nine-semester units of credit toward the overall 24-semester unit requirement for the other Child Development Permits. 

All ChildCareEd courses can be used toward renewing a Child Development Permit with prior approval from your professional growth advisor.

Annual Training Requirements:

  • All providers are required to complete 15 hours of annual training

Early Care & Education Workforce Registry

  • ChildCareEd approved courses can be found on the Early Care & Education Workforce Registry. Users may purchase approved courses through the ChildCareEd website. For Registry credit, please add your Registry ID number to your ChildCareEd account. Attendance data will be uploaded weekly to the Registry. Please allow a minimum of 5 business days for your completed course to appear on your Registry account.

Administrators! Are you looking to purchase hours for your staff? ChildCareEd offers the Group Admin Program and Subscription Services, which make it easy and affordable to make group purchases.

Group Admin Program

The Group Admin Program allows you to purchase clock hours at a flat price and then assign classes to staff members. This gives you control over your budget and training plan. Purchase hours for staff to ensure they complete their training requirements.

Use our Group Admin Feature and receive the following benefits:

  • Record-keeping tools to manage continuing education requirements
  • Group Administrators can see their staff's progress in assigned courses as well as test scores
  • Purchase bulk hours with discounted Subscription Services
  • Refunded hours if staff leave and do not finish courses
  • Add or remove staff as needed
  • Assign training to individuals or the entire team
  • Print administrator copies of certificates

Subscription Services

With Subscription Services, you can purchase training hours at a low one-time cost. There are three tiers to choose from, depending on your needs:

  • Basic: Unlimited online training
  • Plus: Unlimited online training plus online CDA training courses
  • Instructor-Led: Unlimited online training, plus all CDA online training courses, and one Virtual Class each month led by a trained Educational Specialist

To view the course selection available for each of our subscription services, please click on View Courses List under each here: https://www.childcareed.com/subscriptions.html.

Courses & Classes related to California

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