Courses are available to foster and eligible adoptive parents, DCYF staff, residential childcare staff, designated private providers and non-licensed relative caregivers. Instructors have been selected based on experience and expertise in their field and are able to respond to learners’ individual needs.

Caregiver Ongoing Education (COE)

This program provides competency-based education and training to NH licensed foster parents, eligible adoptive parents, non-licensed relative caregivers, residential childcare staff, and DCYF and DJJS staff.

About the Program

The goal of Caregiver Ongoing Education (COE) is to enhance the quality of care for children living outside of their own homes and to provide the skills and mutual support necessary to address the daily issues that confront substitute caregivers. It is the mission of the Child Welfare Education Partnership to help children and strengthen families through well trained and supported caregivers.

Courses are offered for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and are designed to meet the requirements for:

  • Foster Parent Re-licensure
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Specialized Care
  • Staff Development

Whether you have a G.E.D., high school diploma, college degree or postgraduate degree, all foster, and eligible adoptive parents, residential staff, and DCYF and DJJS staff are invited and encouraged to attend classes. Courses are FREE of charge to eligible participants and are funded through federal and state sources.

Classes are scheduled during days, evenings, and on Saturdays to be convenient and accessible to caregivers. Foster and adoptive parent groups and residential facility staff are encouraged to request classes to be scheduled in their area. Classes are offered at various locations throughout the State, including Granite State College Centers, college classrooms, residential childcare facilities, community centers, hospitals, schools, libraries, and churches. Distance Learning opportunities are available through online interactive and e-workbook courses.

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