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

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 decided to go into child care and my director recommended me to take the CDA course. I think it is great."

Shawn in New York

jane“I just want to say I enjoyed taking this online class. It’s was very easy to complete online, since I’m not much of a computer person. It was nice to work on it when it fit my hours."

Danielle in Wisconsin

Zoica“Everything went very well! I received all of my certificates in a very timely manner! I love your program and am recommending it to other staff members in our organization! I plan on using your program in the very near future myself! Thank you for such a great service!”

Lynn in California

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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Care Courses CourseBook Format

Since 1990 Care Courses has been offering distance learning in the form of CourseBooks: professionally printed books that include everything needed to complete your coursework. About the size of a magazine, Course Books are sent to you through the US mail and include the learning material, quizzes, and answer sheets.

This portable magazine-like format allows you to complete your coursework wherever you go. You can read them anywhere, and they can be kept for quick reference throughout your career.  Because this format is mailed to you, it can take up to 10 business days to get to you via our free standard US Mail shipping. By choosing Priority shipping you can typically reduce this time to 4-5 business days.

Each Care Course contains quizzes that must be completed and submitted for grading. We recommend that you submit your work online. An enrollment code and instructions for activating the course quizzes online is included with the mailed CourseBook.

Our online quizzes work best when you have a PC (Windows XP or later) or Apple computer (OS X 10 or later) with an updated web browser and internet connection. For more specifics please click here.

If you fail a lesson (69% or less) you must redo the work and resubmit for grading. There is no additional charge to redo your work, and you are given one chance for redo (for a total of two submissions). All quizzes are "open book" and all answers can be found in the material. Failure to get a passing score on the second submission will result in no certificate.

We have Trainers/Instructors on staff who can discuss the material with you by phone or email 9-5pm ET Monday-Friday and most evenings and weekends by email. 1-800-685-7610 or

Official online certificates of completion include the name of the course, number of clock hours, number of IACET CEUs, your name, the date, certificate ID number, your student ID number, Care Courses identifying information, and any specific wording required in your state. Certificates are located in the My Courses area of your account to the right of the course title.

Need help on your course? If you have questions you may email us or call us as many times as you need at no additional charge.

Student Comments

"It was a pleasure to take the course through your program! The book arrived really fast and they helped me right away with my account. The program was thorough and informative and I enjoyed taking the course. The online quiz option was fantastic! Thanks so much!" – Wilmington, Delaware

"I want to say I am very impressed with Care Courses - I received my materials and certificates very promptly. I enjoyed the materials: very insightful and helpful. The tests were easy to take on-line. I really appreciated flexibility of the on-line courses I needed for registration, but also ability to read the materials from the book, which you don't get at just on-line courses. I think you hear it all the time from your students. Never the less, my experience was above of what I expected and I would definitely recommend you to other caregivers. Thank you!" – Bel Air, Maryland

"I am very pleased with the way the care course [Social-Emotional Development] went. I did the quiz online and am very pleased with the way that went also. I will encourage anyone having to take a course to take this route with Care Courses. I plan to take another course in the future." –Toivola, Michigan

"I just wanted to respond by saying that the prompt service I have gotten each time I have used Care Courses is wonderful. Within two days of my order my books have arrived. Taking the test online is fast and so easy. Thank you for offering this service for teachers on such a busy schedule." – Germantown, Maryland

"Everything went great with my Care Courses order! I ordered the CourseBooks and I really liked that I could do the quizzes on my own time without any deadlines. I completed my quizzes online and got my certificates in the mail very quickly. I am very happy that I chose Care Courses and I will definitely order again in the future." - Holbrook, New York