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

Shawn"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found its structure and vernacular to be modern and comprehensible. I was able to finish the course in a timely manner with ease. I entered my first day at my new daycare with the confidence and knowledge necessary to be an ideal caregiver. Thanks!"

Faren, Wylie, Texas

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Zoica“Thank you for your support and help. I really appreciate and love the courses. They made a light bulb go on above my head.”

Zoica, Schiller Park, Illinois

Care Courses offers distance-learning courses for child care providers 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.

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. 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 30 years; we love what we do and truly want to make your experience fantastic.

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5 Steps to Completing the Professional Portfolio for your National CDA


Are you pursuing a National CDA? Are you ready to start your Professional Portfolio? Care Courses wants to help!

So how do you create your CDA Professional Portfolio?

Anyone pursuing their CDA Credential should purchase the Competency Standards Book, which is available through the CDA Council’s website. This book gives step-by-step instructions on how to build your Professional Portfolio.

The five main components to a Professional Portfolio are:

  1. The MY CDA Professional Portfolio cover sheet.  This is a checklist of all the items you need in your Professional Portfolio.
  2. The Summary of MY CDA Education cover sheet, followed by all of your certificates, letters, and transcripts.
  3. The Family Questionnaire cover sheet, followed by your completed Family Questionnaires.         
  4. Six Reflective Statements of Competence, followed by the related Resource Collection items as outlined on the MY CDA Professional Portfolio cover sheet.                            
  5. Your Professional Philosophy Statement. This is a summary of your professional viewpoint, which should reflect new ideas you learned through completing your training and portfolio.

You should have your Professional Portfolio completed by the time you apply for your CDA Credential.

For additional assistance with preparing your Professional Portfolio for your National CDA Verification Visit, contact our office! Call us: 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: We’re here to help!