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CDA Classes & CDA Renewal

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

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

Our informative child care 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 free 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 professional development classes for over 20 years; we love what we do and truly want to make your experience fantastic.

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Minnesota Child Care Training
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Minnesota Child Care Training

National Childcare Credentials: Minnesota child care providers may use our courses toward a CCP or CDA, as well as CDA, NAC and CCP renewal.
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Minnesota Childcare Training Requirements:

Daycare centers: Our courses are accepted by Minnesota Department of Human Services for center staff inservice training (but not for mandated training).

Family childcare: Providers in the counties on this page may use our courses for ongoing training (but not for mandated training). In other counties family providers should check with county licensing for approval before using our courses.

Parent Aware: Care Courses is currently undergoing MN Center for Professional Development approval and cannot be used to meet Parent Aware requirements until this process is complete. Please check with us for Parent Aware requirement approval status.

Mandated training requirements include Child Growth & Development/Behavior Guidance, Supervising for Safety, Child passenger restraint systems, CPR, First Aid, cultural dynamics and disabilities training and SUID/AHT.
What Minnesota students say:
"This was just excellent material [The Art of Child Care]. At 65 with 17 years of teaching it provided new insights and valuable information. I needed it!"
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Thank you for your prompt attention in returning my test results and certificate [for Safe Baby, Safe Child]. I loved the convenience of this online class, and the knowledge that I had a number to call in case things did not go well. Fortunately, they could not have gone better! To get a score of 100% put an additional smile on my face." – Burnsville, Minnesota
"Everything with the course [for Infant Safety] went great! I really enjoyed the flexibility of the curriculum, as well as the training itself. It wasn't too easy or too difficult; the self-check quizzes at the end of the chapters were very helpful as well. Using Care Courses was definitely the best way to go, because I needed the training to start a summer job, but there was no training available anytime soon in my area. This was a great way for me to get the training done! The books shipped in 2 or 3 days, which was also really nice."
– Apple Valley, Minnesota
Opening a child care facility in Minnesota: For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Minnesota, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Minnesota Department of Human Services
Licensing Division
PO Box 64242
St. Paul, MN 55164-0242

(651) 431-6500

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