The courses in this category are accepted by the Alabama Department of Human Resources toward in-service clock hours of training.

What childcare training resources exist in Alabama?

Alabama Pathways oversees all services, programs, and facilities pertaining to early childhood and out of school learning. Alabama Pathways is also the home to all of Alabama childcare professional development and training needs. While there are many great tools available to childcare professionals from the Alabama Pathways, here’s two that we’ve found to be very useful.

The ‘Find Training’ Tab shows early childhood educators where they can find approved training in Alabama. Alabama recognizes both clock hours and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and both face-to-face and online trainings are accepted.

Alabama Pathways Professional Development Career Lattice  promotes professional development with participants and also recognizes experience, training, and educational accomplishments. The Alabama Pathways Professional Development Career Lattice provides a number of sources for participants to develop and gain more skills as well as move themselves up in levels on the career lattice.

 How many hours of annual in-service training are required in Alabama?

According to the Alabama Department of Human Services: Minimum Standards for Day Care Centers and Nighttime Centers, staff members must complete twelve (12) clock hours of in-service training annually.