ChildCareEd is approved by the Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood, as an Automatically Accepted Early Childhood Education Training Organization. Courses are accepted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services toward annual in-service training requirements for those who work in Family Child Care Homes I, Family Child Care Home II, Child Care Centers, School Age Centers, and Preschools. This includes annual clock hour requirements for directors, teachers, certificated teachers, non-certificated teachers, licensees, primary providers, and substitutes.

Preservice training requirements:

All providers and staff who work directly with children are required to complete training related to the following content areas:


Director requirements:

  • CDA Credential or
  • 36 hours of training in administration, early childhood education

Non-certified Teachers requirements: 

  • CDA Credential or
  • 45 clock hours of training in administration, early childhood education

Annual requirements for all child care providers working in all settings:

12 clock hours of training annually. 

Training must include the following topics: 

  • Safe Environments
  • Healthy Environments
  • Learning Environments
  • Physical Development
  •  CognitiveLearning
  • Communication
  • Creative Learning
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Development
  •  Guidance 
  • Family Relationships
  • Program Management
  • Professionalism

Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System (NECPRS)

For NECPRS credit upload a copy of your certificate to your professional development training record. Nebraska Department of Education staff will review and verify training certificates.

Thinking about opening a child care center in Nebraska?  For more information about opening a daycare or home child care center in Nebraska, you are able to contact your state licensing office. The office will be able to provide you with advice on Nebraska's requirements, rules, and regulations.

Nebraska Department of Education Office of Early Childhood

500 S. 84th St., 2nd Floor
Lincoln, NE  68510-2611
Fax: 402-471-0117

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

Website: https://www.education.ne.gov/OEC/ 

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.

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