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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 (ChildCareEd) 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 (ChildCareEd) 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.  

H&H Child Care Training (ChildCareEd) also offers courses to help providers complete the annual 18 hours of professional development which includes all topics listed below:

  • Prevention and control of infectious diseases, including immunizations
  • Prevention of SIDS and use of safe sleep practices
  • Medication administration
  • Prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and other allergic reactions
  • Building and safety of physical premises, including identification of and protection from hazards that can cause bodily injury such as electrical hazards, bodies of water, and vehicular traffic
  • Prevention of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma
  • Emergency preparedness and response planning
  • Handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of biocontaminants
  • Appropriate precautions in transporting children for child care personnel who will provide transportation or accompany children during transportation
  • Recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect
  • Child development

To learn more about H&H Child Care (ChildCareEd)’s CDA course track, or to take classes for your annual professional development, please visit our website at https://www.childcareed.com/onlinecourses.html  to schedule your next class today!

Child Care Licensing Unit
Office of Operations Support
NH Department of Health & Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

Child Care Licensing Website: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/oos/cclu/contact.htm 

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
  • CDA Plus: Unlimited online training plus all CDA online 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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