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This training helps individuals new to child care learn child care essentials to offer the best experience to the children in their care and meet state-mandated requirements for caregivers with less than two years of experience. 

Who should register for preservice Training?

If you have less than two years of experience, you will need to take Pre-Service Training in Texas.

why is pre-service training important?

Pre-service training is very important for caregivers who do not have at least two years of hands-on experience working in a childcare facility or in-home daycare. This training teaches the basic fundamentals of working with young children.

How many Pre-Service Training Hours are required by the state?

8 Clock Hours of training must be completed before you are counted in ratios.16 additional clock hours must be completed before your 90 dates of hire.

Will child care licensing accept my Pre-Service Training certificate?

Our training meets the requirements of the Texas Health Human Services Commission and is aligned with minimum standard 746:123 (34) (45) and 746:1317. All Elite Instructors are trainers according to Texas Senate Bill 265, in addition to registered master level trainers. 

Do I need additional coursework after completing Pre-Service Training?

Yes. You are still required to complete your in-service or annual clock hours of training required by the state each year. Learn More


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Preservice Training Curriculum

We offer online courses for Preservice Training. You can enroll at any time and have instant access to the training. Our 21st-century Online Learning Management System allows you to log in 24/7 using your desktop, mobile device, tablet, or pad, and no downloading is necessary. This system supports all browsers but is best used in Google Chrome.

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Pre-service #1

  • Developmental stages of children; 

  • Age-appropriate activities for children; 

  • Positive guidance & discipline of children; 

  • Fostering children’s self-esteem; and 

  • Positive interaction with children. 


Credits: 8 Clock Hours

Cost: $25.00

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Pre-service #2

  • Minimum Standard Overview; 

  • Supervision and safety practices in the care of children; and

  • Preventing the spread of communicable diseases,

  • Immunizations


Credits: 8 Clock Hours

Cost: $25.00

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Pre-service #3

  • Recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome; 

  • Abusive Head Trauma; 

  • Preventing sudden infant death syndrome; and 

  • Understanding early childhood brain development.


Credits: 8 Clock Hours

Cost: $25.00

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Pre-service (24 Clock hours)

  • All Sessions 1-3


Credits: 24 Clock Hours

Cost: $60.00

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