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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. 

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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CDA Preschool Center-Based Set Payment Plan Care Courses CDA Training Payment Plan

Looking for an affordable CDA program? Successful completion of the Care Courses Preschool CDA training program will provide you with the 120 hours of formal training that you need to qualify for getting a CDA. All in affordable easy payments spread out over time.

Formal training is one of the steps required for a CDA. Information on all the required steps to get your CDA are explained in our free online tutorial, CDA 101: A Practical Guide to Understanding the CDA Process, and on this webpage

In addition to the training and application requirements listed below in our payment plan, you must have completed 480 hours work experience in a licensed childcare setting with preschool age children and have a high school diploma (or equivalent). 

Contact us for assistance. We are happy to help! 1-800-685-7610 and info@CareCourses.com

CDA Training Payment Plan (Preschool Center-Based Setting)
Steps:
Payment:
1.) Complete our free, non-credit tutorial CDA 101: A Practical Guide to Understanding the CDA Process.
$0
2.) Email info@CareCourses.com to let us know you are pursuing your CDA. $0
3.) Order your first CDA course: Principles of Child Development and Learning  We recommend that you study each course carefully and submit your quizzes to us online for grading. When you are almost finished with this course, please proceed to the next Payment Plan step.
$48.00
4.) Order your CDA Competency Standards Book by phone or online from the CDA Council's Bookstore Start working through it when it arrives. $25.00
Paid to the CDA Council
5.) Order your second CDA course: Child Development and Guidance.
Study this course carefully and proceed to the next Payment Plan step when you are almost finished. Continue reading your Competency Standards Book as you complete your Care Courses.
$57.00
6.) Order your third CDA course: Managing Health and Safety 
Study this course carefully and proceed to the next Payment Plan step when you are almost finished.
$50.00
7.) Order your fourth CDA course: The Early Childhood Professional 
Study this course carefully and proceed to the next Payment Plan step when you are almost finished.
$55.00
8.) Order your fifth CDA course: Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development
Study this course carefully and proceed to the next Payment Plan step when you are almost finished.
$48.00
9.) Order your sixth CDA course: Preschoolers in Child Care
Study this course carefully and proceed to the next Payment Plan step when you are almost finished.
$57.00
10.) Order your seventh CDA course: Many Ways to Learn
Study this course carefully and proceed to the next Payment Plan step when you are almost finished.
$50.00
11.) Order your eighth CDA course: Parents and Child Care
Study this course carefully and proceed to the next Payment Plan step when you are almost finished.
$57.00
 Total training cost: $422
12.) Locate a Professional Development Specialist in your area using the Council's online Find-A-PDS tool.
$0
13.) Create your online application on the Council's website and pay their Application Fee, using the Council's online application portal. $425.00
paid to the CDA Council

Summary of the CDA Process

1. Satisfy the training & work experience requirements:
  • Complete 120 clock hours of formal childcare training.
  • Get 480 hours of work experience with children in your CDA Setting.
2. Prepare your application materials:
  • Purchase a CDA Competency Standards book in your CDA Setting from the Council.
  • Develop your Professional Portfolio following instructions in the Standards book.
3. Apply:
  • Find a Professional Development Specialist.
  • Complete the CDA application online and submit your $425 application fee.
4. Demonstrate your knowledge and skills:
  • Schedule a Verification Visit with your Professional Development Specialist.
  • Schedule your CDA Exam with Pearson VUE.
  • Take the CDA Exam at a Pearson VUE center.