ALABAMA CHILD CARE & CDA TRAINING CLASSES
SafeGard Classes Online offers many high-quality online childcare training classes accepted in Alabama. See all approved classes by selecting Alabama as your state on our childcare classes page. As an IACET Accredited Provider, our classes also earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
SafeGard Classes Online offers the national Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential training curriculum in Alabama for both the initial CDA as well as the renewal. As a Proud Partner of the CDA and the Council for Professional Recognition, you can be assured our classes will meet the CDA Council's requirements for continuing education. We work closely with the Council to ensure you receive the support and resources to you need as you pursue your CDA Credentials.
The State of Alabama Department of Human Resources has published Minimum Standards for Day Care Standards, including annual training requirement:
In-Service Training for Staff
1. All staff shall be involved in ongoing training related to his/her specific responsibilities. Training in child care shall include each of these areas:
- child development
- health, and safety, universal precautions
- quality child care and licensing
- the child care professional and the family
- language development
- positive discipline and guidance
NOTE: SG Classes Online has classes available in each of these areas. Click on the links above to see classes for that topic.
2. Directors shall obtain at least twenty-four (24) clock hours of training each year.
3. Child care workers/teachers shall obtain at least twelve (12) clock hours of training each year.
4. Service staff (such as cooks, bus drivers, janitors) shall obtain at least four (4) clock hours of training each year. e. Documentation of training shall be on file in the center.
5. Training in Infant-Child (Pediatric) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid shall not be counted toward annual inservice training hours. (Revised effective December 7, 2007)
For purposes of inservice training requirements, a year may be considered based on the center's licensing date, for example June 15, 2001 through June 15, 2002 is one year.
We also offer a 12-hour discounted state package for Alabama professionals to meet their annual licening requirements. Since the packages allow you to choose your own classes, Directors can order 2 of these packages to meet the annual training requirements and be able to select unique classes in each.
For more information, please go to this link for specific information on child care in Alabama: