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California & Lillio Academy

Can I use Lillio Academy for PD hours in California?

Yes! Lillio Academy is approved by the California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry and the Childcare Alliance Los Angeles. Our online courses are accepted by the California Department of Social Services-Community Care Licensing Division to meet annual in-service training requirements. You may also use these courses to renew your Child Development Permit. Academy courses do not meet the requirements for earning an initial permit. If you work in a Title 22 program, you may use our classes for professional development.

Please Note: All Webinars and Lillio Basic Courses must NOT be submitted to your registry. They do not meet specific learning requirements for the state and will not be accepted if submitted.

Sign up for Lillio Academy to complete your professional development hours at your convenience! You can work at your own pace from wherever you want. Once you complete a course, you can download your certificate. Your attendance will be submitted to The California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry.  

California Childcare Training Requirements:

Holders of Professional Clear Child Development Permits are required to obtain a professional growth advisor and complete 105 clock hours of professional growth activities in at least 2 of 11 categories every five-year renewal cycle. This is referred to as the professional growth requirement. Speak with your professional growth advisor to see how Lillio Academy courses may be used towards the renewal categories, such as:

  • Attend staff development programs

  • Participate in a program of independent study

  • Improve basic skills

In addition to any other required training, at least one director or teacher at each daycare center and each family day care home licensee who provides care shall have at least 15 hours of training on preventive health practices. The training shall include 

  • Pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • Pediatric first aid

  • Recognition, management, and prevention of infectious diseases, including immunizations and prevention of childhood injuries

  • Sanitary food handling

  • Child Nutrition

  • Emergency preparedness and evacuation

  • Caring for children with special needs

  • Identification and reporting of signs and symptoms of child abuse

Centers are required to create training plans that ensure the provision of at least 20 hours of training for each staff member or volunteer and shall include but not be limited to the following: 

  • Orientation to the center

  • Instruction on the identification, transmission and control of communicable diseases, including universal health precautions

  • Center practices and procedures for the care of mildly ill children, including those related to hand washing, feeding and diapering

  • Special care needs of mildly ill children, including the areas of nutrition and fluids, activities, taking temperatures and administering medications

  • Medical emergencies

  • Disaster preparedness and evacuation

Click here to learn more about the courses Lillio Academy offers covering required training topics! 

Opening a facility or beginning work in the childcare field:

If you are interested in opening a child care program or working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for your state's specific requirements, rules and regulations. California’s licensing website can be found here.

Last Updated: May 2024

Though Lillio attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, educators are individually responsible for understanding the submission and approval process of all professional development and licensing work in their state.

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