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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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National Childcare Credentials: Virginia child care providers may use our courses toward a CCP or CDA, as well as CDA, NAC and CCP renewal.
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Virginia family day homes: All Care Courses may be used towards hours of annual training for those who work in family day homes. This includes caregivers, providers, substitute providers, and paid or volunteer assistants.

Virginia centers: According to the Virginia Department of Social Services, Virginia program directors may use Care Courses as staff development hours to meet standard 22 VAC 40-185-240 for licensed child day centers (effective Nov. 1, 2012) provided the director/administrator/education coordinator oversees the course work and has verifiable expertise or experience in the course topic. Staff who may be trained includes aides, assistant teachers, child care assistants, program leaders, childcare supervisors, teachers, on-site directors, administrators, managers and coordinators. The program director should be able to provide appropriate guidance as needed and will determine the number staff development hours awarded for a particular course provided the staff person passes the lesson quizzes which must be graded by Care Courses. Only Care Courses may issue certificates of completion for these courses.
What Virginia Students say:
"Our staff has always been very pleased with your services. They enjoy being able to get training hours on their own time, have liked the variety of topics available, and are always impressed at how quickly the books arrive and the tests are graded. Thank you for your services!” – Harrisonburg, VA
"I received my order and was very surprised at how fast I received it. I just completed reading the book and getting my thoughts together for the test. I found the book [After-School Programs] to be very informative as I am in charge of our After School program and our Summer Camp program. I got some great ideas on some of the changes that we could implement into our program. I enjoy being able to get my training at home and enjoyed taking my book outside during the nice evenings and reading!!!! I look forward to the other courses that I plan on taking in the future." - Colonial Heights, Virginia
"All went well receiving my course order [Child Development and Guidance], as always. Thank you for having these courses available. The courses are always very informative & refreshing. It is also so nice to be able to go at your own pace in the comfort of your home. I was very happy to find the courses a few years back and will for sure be using them for years to come. Thanks again. :)" – Henrico, Virginia
"I just completed the course on the eight intelligences, 'Many Ways to Learn,' and even though I had received teaching on this before, I still found your course to be informative and I learned new information. I love the convenience of being able to complete my required hours of training hours by taking Care Courses and fitting them into my schedule. Thanks!"
- McGaheysville, Virginia
"I am an experienced teacher, administrator and mentor. I recently left Fairfax County Public Schools to live in the Shenandoah Valley area. I now work at a very nice preschool, and as a result was introduced to Care Courses. As I am sure you are aware, I had to take many classes to remain certified for the state and county, while at FCPS. I am so pleased with my Care Course experience. It is professional, informative and easy to manage. I took the Discipline in Childcare course. It refreshed a lot of what I already knew, but introduced some new language that I feel confident in sharing with other teachers and parents. I look forward to taking more Care Courses in the future. Your organization provides education to teachers and childcare professionals in a very meaningful way." - Broadway, Virginia
Opening a child care facility in Virginia: For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Virginia, please contact your state licensing using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Virginia Department of Social Services
Division of Licensing Programs
801 E. Main Street, 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3301

(804) 692-2394 or (800) 543-7545

Virginia Child Day Care Licensing