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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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National Childcare Credentials: Texas 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
Texas Childcare Training Requirements: Our courses may be used for annual training. Day Care Centers may use Care Courses for up to 50% of annual training, and Registered and Licensed Family Homes may use Care Courses for up to 80% of annual training.

Need a specific requirement like Texas SIDS, Preservice, Director license, Recognizing Child Abuse or Transportation Safety? Specific Texas requirements are listed below.

Care Courses are accepted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) in accordance with their continuing education requirement for all childcare providers according to §746.1317/§747.1315.
Specific Texas Childcare Training Requirements:

SIDS and Shaken Baby, Director Training and Qualifications, Preservice, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, and Transportation Safety

Infant Safety (2 clock hours) meets the Texas SIDs, Shaken Baby and Early Brain Development requirement.
Texas Pre-Service Training (24 clock hours) meets the full 24-clock hour pre-service training requirement.
These child development & business/management courses are recognized for Directors' Annual Training in Texas. Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse (1 clock hour) meets the annual 1-clock-hour requirement in child abuse for Texas childcare providers.
Texas Director Qualifications meets the child development and business/management training requirements to become a director. Transportation Safety (2 clock hours) meets the Texas transportation safety requirement. Texas Senate Bill 572 requires that all providers who transport children under the age of 9 receive training in transportation safety.
Our courses may also be used by foster parents in Texas for their annual training requirements. Please email info@carecourses.com for details.
What Texas students say:
"I just want to say thank you for giving home child care the opportunity to have these lessons. It is great to stay home maybe with a friend or two and have fun while getting our training hours. Honestly after being in child care for over 40 years, the basic around town training's get a little repetitive so these give us a wider range of classes. Also thank you for coming up with new trainings!” – Lubbock, TX
"I would like to say thank you for making state hours so fun and interesting to learn. I went at my own pace. I didn't have anyone over me telling me to hurry up. I learned a lot in this book [Toddlers in Child Care] and this won't be the last time that you will hear from me."
- Texas City, Texas
"This is by far the best course [The Art of Child Care] I have taken in my field. I have been in child development since 1987 when I was a student at Penn State. As a junior I developed a love of child development. I actually graduated in anthropology but went into the childcare field. This course is cutting-edge. It is truly the art of child care. It encompasses my firm beliefs in how children should be interacted with. I applaud you for this wonderful study!" - Houston, Texas
"Everything went so smoothly with the download [Child Development and Guidance]. I completed my work and mailed in the test yesterday. Love the amount of great information and the flexibility of working at home with my busy schedule. Thanks." - Dallas, Texas
"This material is extremely and easily applicable [After School Programs]. The course gave me a broader understanding of the interests of school-age children."
- Dallas, Texas
Opening a child care facility in Texas: For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Texas, 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.

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
P.O. Box 149030 Mail Code E-550
Austin, TX 78714-9030

(800) 862-5252 or (512) 438-4800
Texas Child Care Licensing