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.
- Classes are accepted by Virginia's Department of Social Services to be used toward staff development annual training hours, as per the Criteria for Provider Training document. Debra O'Neill, Licensing Consultant, states, "While on-line courses/classes may be used as part of an individual's annual training, to determine whether any one individual's coursework will be accepted towards their annual training required by licensing standards, individuals are encouraged to work with the licensing inspector assigned to their facility or home."
- Classes Available: All of Child Care Lounge classes are available in Virginia. View the directory of all online classes.
- Upon instructor review and successful completion of a class, we will send you a certificate reflecting the class title, student name, hours of training, 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 your state licensing agency for the specific requirements, rules and regulations of your state. Virginia's licensing website can be found here.