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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 and parents. Use our childcare continuing education credits for inservice professional development training clock hours for most US States continuing education, 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 staff 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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New York Child Care Training
Care Courses
New York Child Care Training


National Childcare Credentials: New York child care providers may use our courses toward a CCP or CDA, as well as CDA, NAC and CCP renewal.
Click for more information: National Child Care Credentials
New York Childcare Training Requirements: Almost all Care Courses are approved for New York state's continuing education training requirements for Child Day Care Centers, Family Day Care Homes, and Group Family Day Care Homes that are under the jurisdiction of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Courses that are not approved are indicated on our course description pages and are listed here: Fun and Fitness, Mixed-Age Groups, Let's Play Outdoors, and Visiting Families in Their Homes. To confirm course approval, please click here.

We submit all new courses for review by the SUNY Professional Development Program. [Please Note: This approval does not apply to Child Care Centers in New York City that are under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.] Child care providers in New York City who fall under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Health should check with their consultant to make sure that Care Courses will be accepted for their required training hours.

Please note: Care Courses may not be used for the 15 hour preservice health and safety training required to get your license.

Click here to see Care Courses listed by New York's Training Topics.
Need 30 hours in 9 Training Topics? Click here for recommended Care Courses.
All approved courses are also eligible for funding through the SUNY Educational Incentive Program (EIP) awards, should you qualify for an EIP award. Please call 1-800-295-9616 for information about obtaining an EIP award. To apply online, click here: EIP APPLICATION. If you need assistance filling out the training portion of your application, please contact us.
What New York Students say:
"Hi, yes the material [Children's Challenging Behaviors, After-School Programs, Learning Centers, and Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development] is excellent! I am enjoying the material and making application to the lessons for my School age Program and my two Group Family Day Cares. Thanks again for a wonderful course material and an instructor that makes learning fun, and real! Thanks again." - Jamaica, New York
"This was a very good class [Safe Baby, Safe Child] to take and I wish everyone could see the video." - New York, New York
"I have nothing but praise for Care Courses. When I called to inquire about taking some on line courses to satisfy my Child Care license renewal requirement, I had no idea that I was actually going to be treated like a human being. I was pleasantly surprised. I was treated with respect and  courtesy by the Care Courses Rep. To add to my happiness, he was extremely knowledgeable and patient, he helped me choose the correct courses [Caring for Children in Your Home] according to the required number of hours and subjects I needed to take for my Child Care license renewal.I am for ever grateful to Care Courses for being such caring professionals." - Spring Valley, New York
"I am so impressed and relieved that there is this service. I found the courses I needed [Infant Safety, Abuse and Neglect, and Family Diversity] and even added one just because it looked interesting and I felt I needed a refresher course in that area." - New York, New York

"A HUGE THANK YOU. The course [Creating Schedules and Routines] we used was great. After you have taken years of courses it tends to become boring. This course has many new - fresh - ideas for scheduling and planning your time with the children. But not only was the course interesting, the STAFF was so helpful... I am far from computer literate. Ben walked me through the registration process and got me all the way to the start of the course. AND, he never lost patience with me - very kind and thoughtful. Also the ladies who helped me be certain the coursework answer sheets were received did a great job... I asked for a rush and I had our certificates here in less than a week... INCREDIBLE....  Thank you so much everyone for helping me fill in the last piece needed to complete my license renewal.  The next two years will include more courses on line thru Care Courses. It actually can save money as I don't need to hire a substitute while I leave to go to classes. Keep doing what you are doing - it works..."
- Rochester, New York
"I am so pleased to have this service. The courses I ordered [Infant Safety, Toddlers in Childcare, Sun Safety, and Toilet Learning] arrived quickly and I was able to complete them at my convenience. The courses are informative and interesting. I mailed in my tests and got my results back within a few days. Thank you for your friendly and efficient service and product." - Manorville, New York
Opening a child care facility in New York: For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in New York, 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.

For New York State: For New York City:
New York Department of Family Assistance
Office of Children and Family Services
Bureau of Early Childhood Services
52 Washington Street 3 N
Rensselaer, NY 12144

(518) 474-9454
New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Bureau of Child Care
2 Lafayette Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007

(646) 632-6100
NY State Child Care Regulations