Anyone, anywhere is welcome to enroll in one of our online child care classes. If your state does have a training approval process, that information is detailed below. Your state may not specifically approve trainings toward the required hours of professional development that you need each year. If so, you may use these classes! Please note that you may also use these class hours towards 120 hours needed for the CDA certificate.
Online child care training for Delaware
- Our classes may be used for community-based training (for annual training hours), as there is no approval process for Level 1 Classes. The Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL) continues to accept such training (but please check with your specific licensor before taking a class). As stated by the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, "Community-based training is a professional development opportunity offered by an entrepreneurial trainer or training agency that provides (offers) the early childhood workforce another option to obtain training hours to fulfill qualification and training requirements. This type of training may be considered Level I training in the new framework for professional development developed by the Department of Education. Level I training is not subject to quality assurance by the Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, nor are trainers required to demonstrate their qualifications and competencies as is required at the other levels of training."
- Our classes are NOT approved by the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, as they are not approving any online coursework for organizations other than NACCRRA, NAEYC and Zero to Three. We will check back annually to see if this policy has changed.
- Classes Available: All of Child Care Lounge classes are available in Delaware. View the directory of all online classes.
- Upon completion of a class, we will send you a certificate reflecting the class title, student name, hours of training, and date of completion.
Each class is listed below in its appropriate Delaware Core Area.
- Every Child Is Unique
- Theories of Child Development
- The Amazing Newborn
- School Age Development
- Potty Training in Child Care
- Infant and Toddler Care
Developmental Curriculum Planning/Environment and Curriculum
- Preschool Science: A Sense of Wonder and Discovery
- Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Choosing toys and art activities
- PreSchool Math
- Gather 'Round for Circle Time
- Growing Young Gardeners
- Open the Door to Outdoor Fun and Learning
- Preparing for Early Literacy: Developmentally Appropriate Practices
- Build STEM Skills with Blocks
- Make Time for Music
- Learning Through Play
- Supporting Dual Language Learners in the Classroom
- Classroom Environments: Setting the Stage for Play and Learning
- Adventurous and Messy Play: Risks and Rewards
- Routines and Relationships
- The Anti-bias Approach
- Tranquil Transitions
- Cooking Up Some Fun
- Adopting a Child Initiated Approach
Observation and Assessment
Positive Behavior Management/Social-Emotional Development
- Positive Discipline
- Separation Anxiety
- Taming Temper Tantrums
- Bullies: How to Manage and Prevent Their Behavior
- Social and Emotional Skills Spell School Success and Readiness
- Toddlers: Terrific or Terrible?
- Understanding and Responding to Biting
- Preventing Misbehavior
- Autism in Your Child Care Setting
- ADHD: Understanding and Responding to ADHD in the Classroom
- While Children Play: Your Role
- Classroom Conversation that Really Matters
- First Friends
- Addressing Traumatic Stress
- Talking to Children About Race and Bias
Health, Safety, Physical Activity, and Nutrition
Family and Community
- Promoting Family Partnerships
- Reporting Concerns
- Where Everyone is Welcome
- Staying Connected:Tips for Remote Child And Family Engagement
- Family Engagement
- Handling Challenging Behavior With Families
- The Impact of Violence on Young Children
- Proud to Be a Professional!
- Becoming Part of a Professional Team
- Caring for Yourself as a Childcare Provider
- About Adult Learners
- Mentoring Methods
- Communication and Conflict
Management and Administration
- Recruiting Child Care Staff
- Marketing Your Child Care Program
- Excellence in Child Care Customer Service
- The Best Ideas on Staff Management
- Time Management for Child Care Directors
- Family Child Care:The Basics
- Managing Mixed Age Groups in a Child Care Setting
- Technology in the Classroom
- If you are a provider interested in starting an in-home child care program or looking to get started working in the child care field, please contact the Delaware Department of Education, Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL) for the specific child care licensing requirements, rules and regulations of your state.