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All ChildCareEd online training courses may be used by providers in Rhode Island for annual professional development hours for those who work in child care centers, family childcare homes, and group family child care homes. Providers can submit a training verification form to The Center for Early Learning Professionals to gain credit for trainings.

Teacher and Group Family Childcare Provider qualifications: 

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

CDA Training: (120 hours)

Annual training

All program leadership, family child care providers, and classroom staff are required to complete twenty-four (24) hours of Professional Development training per year.

Four (4) of the required hours of training must be in one (1) of the following topics related to health and safety requirements:

Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF):

Thinking about opening a child care facility in Rhode Island? For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Rhode Island, please contact your state licensing using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

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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