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CDA Classes & CDA Renewal

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

Serita“I love your courses!! I’m always excited to see something new like the Lead Safety course I recently took. I learned a lot and it’s so easy to complete. Keep up the good work!!”

Serita, Halethorpe, Maryland

jane“Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I love the courses you have to offer, the service is friendly and so efficient. I am hooked for life.”  

Jane, Rockville, Maryland

Shawn"I am having a ball doing these courses. So much of it is very interesting and also touches a lot on what I learned in college. I graduated with a degree in forensic psychology but decided to go into child care and my director recommended me to take the CDA course. I think it is great. Thank you.”

Shawn, Arverne, New York

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 IACET CEUs toward CDA Renewal.

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 coursework. 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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Care Courses has been a distance learning school specifically for early childhood professionals since 1990. We offer professional development early childhood (ECE) training that has helped thousands of early childhood professionals get their CDA (Child Development Associates Credential) or CCP (Certified Childcare Professional) as quickly and painlessly as possible, while at the same time helping them to better understand their children and business.  Our authors are constantly working to produce interesting courses on relevant topics that will help with all areas of child care and day care management. Click here for information on our trainers and authors: Care Courses Trainers & Authors.

We add new courses every year and now have over 60 book courses and electronic courses. Many states allow early childhood professionals to use our courses for their annual clock hour requirements. To see if your state is one of them, click here: state annual child care training hours.



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Try one of our home-study, distance-learning courses to learn how easy it can be to get interesting, informative clock hours. Care Courses allow you time to think about the material and to understand it at your own pace. You can read the material over and over, and the information is right there when you are taking the quizzes. If you have any questions you may always contact us for help. You don’t have to travel anywhere, find (and pay) babysitters for your own children, search for a place to stay, or lose your weekends. Our courses come to you!

Care Courses put the fun back in your day, giving you lots of interesting activities to try and some fresh new perspectives. As one of our students put it, "This was just excellent material. At 65 with 17 years of teaching it provided new insights and valuable information. I needed it!"

Receive the clock hours listed by each course title by reading the course materials, answering questions based on the reading and submitting your answers to us. We'll grade your work and send you a certificate (upon successful completion).

More questions? Call or email us using the contact information above.

"Thank you so much for your follow up with me. I did receive my course book and have started to read it. I love your curriculum! It's informative, enjoyable, and easy to use. I also appreciate your people on the phones. They are so helpful. Thanks again!” – Highlands Ranch, Colorado