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TEXAS CHILD CARE & CDA TRAINING CLASSES

 

SafeGard Classes Online supports child care providers in Texas with more than 200 online childcare training classes. SafeGard Classes Online is an IACET Accredited Provider, allowing child care providers to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to meet their annual 10-hour in-service training requirements.

In addition to general child care training classes, SafeGard Classes Online can provide Texas childcare professionals with the national Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential training curriculum. Our classes fulfill both the initial CDA certification as well as the renewal. We are a Proud Partner of the CDA and the Council for Professional Recognition, so you can be confident that our classes will meet the CDA Council's requirements for continuing education. Our collaboration with the Council ensures that you will receive the support and resources needed throughout the process of pursuing your CDA Credentials.

 

Texas Childcare Professionals

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing governs the operation of a wide range of child care settings, including staff in each of the following settings:

  • Child care centers
  • School-age child care
  • Family day care

The Department’s responsibilities include regulating all child-care operations and child-placing agencies to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children in care.

 

Child Care Licensing Links for Texas

There are a few different organizations that you should be aware of and follow as a licensed childcare provider in Texas:

 

Texas’ Rules for Child Care Licensing

Child Care Licensing Rules currently in effect can be found in the Texas Administrative Code under Title 40, Part 19, in the following chapters:

  • Chapter 745 consists of rules that clarify general licensing procedures essential to the regulation of all child-care operations and some residential child-care minimum standard rules.
  • Chapter 745, Subchapter O, consists of rules for independent court-ordered adoption evaluations.
  • Chapter 745, Subchapter P, consists of rules for day care administrator's credential program.

Day Care Rules:

  • Chapter 743 consists of minimum standards/rules for shelter care programs.
  • Chapter 744 consists of minimum standards/rules for school-age and before- or after-school programs.
  • Chapter 746 consists of minimum standards/rules for licensed child-care centers.
  • Chapter 747 consists of minimum standards/rules for registered and licensed child-care homes.

 

Child Care Provider Annual Training Requirements in Texas

SafeGard Classes Online offers classes to fulfill the annual training and professional development requirements for wide range of childcare professionals who work in Texas:

  • Licensed Child Care Center employees must obtain 24 clock hours of training annually.  Employees hired before September 1, 2011, will continue to follow current annual training requirements (15 hours) for a training year that ends on or before August 31, 2012.  For training years that will end on or after September 1, 2012, the new number of hours will be required. 
  • Licensed Child Care Center directors must obtain 30 clock hours of training annually.  Directors hired before September 1, 2011, will continue to follow current annual training requirements (20 hours) for a training year that ends on or before August 31, 2012.  For training years that will end on or after September 1, 2012, the new number of hours will be required.
  • Employees in licensed child care homes must obtain 24 clock hours of training annually.  Registered child care home employees continue to require 15 hours annually of ongoing training.  Licensed child care home employees hired before September 1, 2011, will continue to follow current annual training requirements (15 hours) for a training year that ends on or before August 31, 2012.  For training years that will end on or after September 1, 2012, the new number of hours will be required. 
  • Child care home primary caregivers must obtain 30 clock hours of training annually.  Primary caregivers licensed or registered before September 1, 2011, will continue to follow current annual training requirements (20 hours annually).  For training years that will end on or after September 1, 2012, the new number of hours will be required.

The Texas Workforce Registry is a web-based database where early childhood professionals can store and access their education and employment history, as well as the professional development hours they have completed.

 

Additional Child Care Training Resources

 

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