North Carolina

North Carolina Child Care Training and Courses

According to 10A NCAC 09.1105, distance learning shall be permitted from trainers approved by the Division or offered by an accredited post-secondary institution, as listed on the United States Department of Education’s Database of Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions and Programs here. Distance learning shall not be permitted for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and playground safety training.

CCEI is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).  With this accreditation approval, CCEI training can be used to meet annual training requirements of the NC DHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) with the following exceptions:

  • First Aid or CPR
  • CUR105: Infant Care cannot be used to meet North Carolina Rule 10A NCAC 09.0707(f) and .1705(b)(4), but can be used to meet regular in-service training hours.
  • CCEI680A: Orientation to Child Care: Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers may not be used to meet the required orientation hours in North Carolina Rule 10A NCAC 09.0707(a), but can be used to meet regular in-service training hours.
  • CCEI110B: Outdoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting is approved and may be used for professional development. It may not be used to meet NC state rule 10A NCAC 09.0705(e). This rule refers to a four (4) hour playground safety course that CCEI is not approved to offer at this time.

The following courses have been approved to meet state health and safety training requirements:

Health and Safety Training Topics

CCEI Course

Prevention and control of infectious diseases, including immunizations

HLTH104: Basic Health and Hygiene Practices for the Early Childhood Setting

Administration of medication, with standards for parental consent.

HLTH105: Medication Administration in the Child Care Environment

Prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions

CCEI119: Food Allergies in the Early Care Setting

Building and physical premises safety, including identification of and protection from hazards that can cause bodily injury such as electrical hazards, bodies of water, and vehicular traffic

CCEI110A: Indoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting

CCEI110B: Outdoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting

Emergency preparedness and response planning for emergencies resulting from a natural disaster or a man-caused event

ADM107: Coping With Crises and Traumatic Events

Handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of bio contaminants

ADM100: The Eco-Friendly Child Care Center, Part 1: Green Lifestyle and Environmental Health

CCEI110A: Indoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting

Precautions in transporting children

ADM103: Transportation and Field Trip Safety for Child Care Centers

The following courses are NOT APPROVED to meet health and safety requirements and must be taken by NC state approved trainers:

  • CCEI112A: Child Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Reporting Requirements for Early Childhood Professionals
  • HLTH110: Protecting Infants: Reducing the Risk of SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome

For additional information regarding the approval of CCEI’s coursework in North Carolina please contact the NC DHHS DCDEE at 919.662.4567.

CCEI is an approved training partner by the Council for Professional Recognition (the Council) and coursework can be used to fulfill the training requirements needed to obtain the National CDA Credential in English and Spanish.

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