Caregiver Ongoing Training (COT)

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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.

COT Course Schedule

About the Program

The goal of Caregiver Ongoing Training (COT) 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.


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.