UD Cooperative Extension provides monthly child care training in each county. Topics include nutrition, food safety, business management, child development, curriculum and health/safety. Our courses are approved through the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Care (DIEEC) and meet the requirements of the Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL).
Training can be scheduled onsite for groups of 15 or more. Contact the county extension office to set up these programs. Our current listing of programs include Community, Introductaory and trainings.
Better Kid Care Online Training
University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is in partnership with Penn State Cooperative Extension Better Kid Care Programs that provide low cost online training to child care providers
For a listing of possible programs and to register for online training go to the Better Kid Care Online website and click on distance education.
These courses are currently accepted as Community training through the Office of Child Care Licensing. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion which you can use to document your training for Delaware OCCL. If you have questions, contact Penn State Cooperative Extension 1-800-452-9108 for assistance and information.
Children Youth and Family Education and Research Network (CYFERNET) is a resource for exploring early childhood resources and discover useful and practical information to guide you in the care and nurturing of young children. There are a variety of topics including business management issues.
National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center – this site supported by the Office of Child Care, is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance (TA) center that provides comprehensive child care information resources and TA services to Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrators and other key stakeholders.
Just In Time Parenting – a series of newsletters for parents of children – prenatal to age 5 with information on various child centered topics appropriate to the age of your child.