The Department of Human Resources contracts with agencies throughout the state to provide training that allows child care providers to meet the Minimum Standards requirements for pre-service and annual training. These agencies also provide training that assists child care providers in achieving goals such as obtaining the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and receiving national accreditation.
Training agencies are available for two different types of services: Comprehensive Regional Quality Enhancement Services and Targeted Quality Enhancement Services.
Training is provided through various methods such as workshops, courses, conferences, on-site, video learning, distance learning and satellite learning.
- Child Care Central
- Child Care Resource Center
- Childcare Resource Network
- Childcare Resources
- Child Development Resources
- Family Guidance Center of Alabama
- Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services
- Quorum Online Training
- Northwest-Shoals Community College
Child Care Licensing Training
Minimum Standards Training is provided for individuals interested in opening a day care center, new child care providers (operating two years or less) and day care directors/licensees that have been licensed for two years or more.
New Child Care providers / Operating for two years or less *
Providers Licensed for two years or more *
*No training available at this time for either
State and local agencies and professional and advocacy organizations also provide training that is appropriate and beneficial for child care providers.