New York approves our online child care classes. 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.
- Child Care Lounge is now listed as an approved organization on the NYS Distance Learning webpage
- All classes are approved through and are included in the Aspire Registry.
- Upon instructor review and successful completion of a class, we will send you a certificate reflecting the class title, student name, hours of training, Instructor training code, and date of completion.
- 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 New York Office of Children and Family Services, Division of Child Care Services for the specific child care licensing requirements, rules and regulations of your state.