Read about the training requirements and regulations. Find resources to take trainings and document your professional development.

To become a licensed child care provider there are required trainings. Some have to be completed before you start. There are others that need to be completed each year. Different types of child care and different staff positions have varying requirements for trainings. These trainings can be called Professional Development (PD). Below is information about some of those training options:
Adult education class on CPR and First Aid. Students and teacher with dummy.

DELACARE Regulations training requirements:

The Professional development department at the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (DIEEC) is dedicated to maximizing the healthy growth and development of Delaware’s children by supporting quality early care and educational programming for all children. In partnerships, the Institute works to create and sustain a system for enhancing the professional knowledge and skills of those who work with children from birth through age twelve. DIEEC links Early Childhood Educators with professional development opportunities through instruction and individual technical support.

Delaware First Professional Development for Early Childhood is known as Delaware First.  Delaware First is a system where an early learning professional’s trainings are reviewed. The review will determine their level so that he/she can work in early childhood centers or school-age programs.  Delaware First also offers Career Advisement before and during the process.

Delaware Professional Development Now offers quality assured online professional development courses.

Better Kid Care- Penn State Extension, known as Better Kid Care, offers low cost online and mail order training for child care providers.

Consumer Education is designed to help parents access information in order to make informed consumer choices
and to strengthen requirements to protect the health and safety of children in care.