Yes, we are recognized by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Child Care Licensing Division for our director certification courses and clock hours. We are also recognized by the CDA Council for the clock hours issued to obtain the CDA credential. Here is the link to verify our credentials https://www.hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/child-day-care-director-credentialing-organizations.pdf
Yes, we are a Mastered Registered Trainer with the Texas Trainer Registry. Our number is 1392 under Barbara McKee-Cleary, Trainer.
Yes, all of our classes are recognized by the Texas Rising Stars program and Child Care Licensing.
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Our mission is simple: To improve the quality of child care, one center at a time. We strongly believe in the protection of children's health, safety and well-being who are cared for by state regulated facilities.
We offer the best in Child Care Education Services, including Child Development Associate (CDA), CDA renewals, Director Certification Courses, Director Renewals and clock hours for child care providers. We now offer most of our courses in Spanish.
All of our courses are one of the few that are recognized by the Texas Health and Human Services Child Care Licensing Division.
Founded in 2004, training child care providers is the most important service that our company provides. The McKee Group Child Care Consulting is family owned and operated in the Spring and Tomball, Texas area. Since our company opened its doors in 2004, we've treated every customer like they were a part of our family.
Other companies may offer similar services, but our services come with a personal touch.
Barbara McKee-Cleary, MBA, owner, holds a Bachelor and Masters of Business Administration. Barbara has over 5 years of experience as a former Child Care Licensing Representative in the Greater Houston area.
As a former Licensing Representative with the State of Texas Child Care Licensing and over 35 years of child care experience, let us put our experience to work for you.
Our Credentials We are a Texas Professional Mastered Registered Trainer #1392
Member of the SHSU Alumni Association
Courses Recognized by State Licensing
A day care center director is responsible for the day-to-day operations, employee relations, and to ensure the safety of the children in care.
A Child Care Director Certification from The McKee Group will ensure that you receive the quality training that will prepare you for this journey. Our program is one of the few that are recognized by State Child Care Licensing and will qualify you under Minimum Standards.
What are the requirements to become a Director?
In order to qualify as a day care director, you must meet all state licensing requirements, including:
1. 21 years of age
2. High School diploma or GED
3. Two years of experience working in a licensed child care center (paid or non-paid)
4. Copy of the State Minimum Standards
Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Here at The McKee Group Child Care Consulting would like to assist you. The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. We offer the Preschool, Infant/Toddler and Family Home CDA courses. Our courses are recognized by Child Care Licensing and the CDA Council.
Becoming a CDA is a big commitment, but one that creates confident practitioners with command of today’s best practices for teaching young children.
Benefits of The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™
We offer online clock hours in Child Development and Business Management.
Our courses can be purchased individually or in bundles.
Attention Directors/Owners: Do you have several employees clock hours? We offer discounts for your center. Give us a call to receive an invoice and coupon code.
What are the required clock hours for child care employees?
The 24 clock hours of annual training must be relevant to the age of the children for whom the caregiver provides care.
(b) At least six clock hours of the annual training hours must be in one or more of the following topics:
(1) Child growth and development;
(2) Guidance and discipline;
(3) Age-appropriate curriculum; and
(4) Teacher-child interaction.
(c) At least one clock hour of the annual training hours must focus on prevention, recognition, and reporting of child maltreatment, including:
(1) Factors indicating a child is at risk for abuse or neglect;
(2) Warning signs indicating a child may be a victim of abuse or neglect;
(3) Procedures for reporting child abuse or neglect; and
(4) Community organizations that have training programs available to employees, children, and parents.
(d) If a caregiver provides care for children younger than 24 months of age, one clock hour of the annual training hours must cover the following topics:
(1) Recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma;
(2) Understanding and using safe sleep practices and preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); and
(3) Understanding early childhood brain development.
(e) While there are no clock hour requirements for the topics in this subsection, the annual training hours must also include training on the following topics:
(1) Emergency preparedness;
(2) Preventing and controlling the spread of communicable diseases, including immunizations;
(3) Administering medication
(4) Preventing and responding to emergencies due to food or an allergic reaction;
(5) Understanding building and physical premises safety, including identification and protection from hazards that can cause bodily injury such as electrical hazards, bodies of water, and vehicular traffic; and
(6) Handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials
(f) The remaining annual training hours must be in one or more of the following topics:
(1) Care of children with special needs;
(2) Child health (for example, nutrition and physical activity);
(4) Risk management;
(5) Identification and care of ill children;
(6) Cultural diversity for children and families;
(7) Professional development (for example, effective communication with families and time and stress management);
(8) Topics relevant to the particular age group the caregiver is assigned (for example, caregivers assigned to an infant or toddler group should receive training on biting and toilet training);
(9) Planning developmentally appropriate learning activities;
(10) Observation and assessment;
(11) Attachment and responsive care giving; and
(12) Minimum standards and how they apply to the caregiver.
All fees are non-refundable once training has been provided. However, if you can show good cause for not continuing the course, fees collected will be refunded at 80% (less application fee).
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