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Why use Care Courses? Because they're convenient, affordable and you learn so much!

Care Courses offers online classes and book courses for childcare providers, home visitors and parents. Use our childcare continuing education credits for inservice professional development training clock hours for most US States continuing education requirements and registries, for CDA Certification (Child Development Associate Credential), for CDA Renewal and for NAC Renewal. All training gives both Clock Hours and CEUs toward CDA Renewal. Care Courses also offers Spanish courses in book format.

Our informative training programs can be completed anywhere and at any time. Study at home, at the park, or wherever is most convenient for you. Then go online to complete and submit your quiz. Our friendly, knowledgeable instructors offer unlimited student support by phone or email, and are always happy to help!

Early childhood child care training can be fun, interesting, and relevant to your daily work and experience! We've been offering childcare classes for over 20 years; we love what we do and truly want to make your experience fantastic.

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CDA Credential Training: How do I get a CDA?


CDA credentials are available for the following child care settings:

  1. Center-Based, for which candidates receive endorsements to work with Infants & Toddlers or Preschoolers;
  2. Family Child Care; and
  3. Home Visitor.

Please read the descriptions below to determine which setting is appropriate for you and to learn more about the process (including professional portfolio, PD specialist, verification visit, and CDA exam) and cost.

Family Child Care CDA Certification diploma Family Child Care CDA
Choose this setting if you work in a residential home setting. Registered, licensed and group home child care facilities fall in this category.
Click the photo for information about Care Courses' CDA training program, process and cost for the Family Child Care Child Development Associates credential.

Infant Toddler CDA certification diploma Infant/Toddler Center-Based CDA
Choose this setting if you work in a center setting and primarily care for infants and toddlers. You must be working with infants and toddlers to choose this setting.
Click the photo to learn more about Care Courses' CDA training, process and cost for the Infant/Toddler Center-Based Child Development Associates credential.
Preschool Childcare CDA certification Preschool Center-Based CDA
Choose this setting if you work in a center setting and primarily care for preschoolers. You must be working with preschoolers (ages 3-5) to choose this setting.
Click the photo to learn more about Care Courses' CDA training program, process and cost for the Preschool Center-Based Child Development Associates credential.
Home Visitor CDA certification Home Visitor CDA
Choose this setting if you make home visits and do not work in a home or center child care facility. You must be making home visits or work in a program that teaches parenting skills to adults to choose this setting.
Click the photo to learn more about Care Courses' CDA training program, process and cost for the Home Visitor Child Development Associates credential.

Student Comments

I am in love with the Care Courses! I love that I can do my studying between work, my family and everything else that I have going on. It's one of the most unstressful classes I have had. The material is so easy to follow and then I go online and answer the test questions from the comfort of my home. I HIGHLY recommend this course for anyone looking to get their CDA :) Thank you so much! - Las Vegas, Nevada

I am working on my CDA for Preschool and have done my classes through Care Courses. The classes have always gone smoothly and I knew where to get help if I needed it. The best part was how fast the certifications came after I completed a class. I am very glad I choose to take the classes through Care Courses. - Eau Claire, Wisconsin