Careers in Licensed Early Care and Education and School Age Centers

Early care and education and school-age centers are hiring qualified applicants. Generally, the first thing an employer will ask an applicant is to see a certificate verifying that the person is qualified under DELACARE Rules. The Delaware First Professional Development System, a unit of the Department of Education, evaluates applications and grants certificates, verifying that each individual has the appropriate training, education, and experience to qualify for one of the early care and education and school-age positions listed here.

Early Care & Education Positions

Early childhood administrator
Early childhood curriculum coordinator
Early childhood teacher
Early childhood assistant teacher
Early childhood intern
Early childhood aide

School-Age Positions

School-age administrator
School-age site coordinator
School-age site assistant
School-age intern
School-age aide

Requirements for these positions are found in

DELACARE: Regulations for Early Care and Education and School-Age Centers
Effective 05/01/2019

DELACARE: Regulations for Early Care and Education and School-Age Centers
Effective 07/01/2015


In order to become qualified as an early childhood assistant teacher, you must complete TECE I.  To become an early childhood teacher both TECE I and TECE II are needed.  These positions also require a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as months of experience.  For more information or to register for these courses contact:

Adult Education Career Training, AED Office 
1703 School Lane, Wilmington, DE 19808


DE Technical & Community College Owens Campus 
Rt. 18, Georgetown, DE


DE Technical & Community College Terry Campus
100 Campus Drive, Dover DE


DE Technical & Community College Wilmington & Stanton Campus
333 Shipley St., Wilmington, DE


Delaware Skills Center 
1300 Clifford Brown Walkway, Wilmington, DE


Marshallton Education Center 
1703 School Lane, Wilmington, DE


POLYTECH Adult Education
823 Walnut Shade Road, Woodside, DE


Sussex Tech 
17099 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE


There are online TECE I and II courses available that are recognized by the Office of Child Care Licensing.  Please visit the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood to learn more.

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