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


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Andrea, Ashland, Oregon

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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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Learning Outcomes for Caring for Children in Your Home

Lesson 1: Be a Professional

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to:

  • identify reasons for being a family child care provider, as well as reasons not to be a family child care provider.
  • describe the duties and responsibilities of a family child care provider.
  • select appropriate strategies for maintaining a professional relationship with the parents of your day children
  • describe the challenges and needs of children in your care and how to support them.
  • identify strategies for managing your day as a professional.

Lesson 2: Planning

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • select the most appropriate rules for your child care home.
  • identify the different kinds of equipment you will need for children in your child care home.
    • choose ways to organize the space in your child care home.
      • choose ways to organize your bulletin board.
      • describe how to enhance your outdoor space for children in your child care home.
      Lesson 3: Safety

      After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to:

      • indicate how to child-proof your home and yard.
      • select the safest play equipment.
      • explain how accidents should be recorded.
      • describe safety precautions, emergency preparedness and fire safety plans.
        • identify evidence and consequences of child abuse and neglect.

        Lesson 4: Activities

        After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to:

        • select planning strategies that make an effective daily schedule.
          • describe how to conduct learning activities.
            • identify strategies to use during lunch and nap time.
              • recognize the importance of different kinds of activities for children.
                • select methods for managing transitions and avoiding trouble at lunch time, nap time, and going-home time.
                  • choose techniques for managing your workday in order to reduce your level of stress.
                  Lesson 5: Health

                  After completing Lesson 5, you will be able to:

                  • select the proper methods for taking a child’s temperature and recording medical information.
                    • identify appropriate strategies for when a child gets sick at your home.
                    • identify methods for protecting children’s health and preventing illness.
                    • recognize characteristics of a healthy mealtime.
                    • describe characteristics of food allergies and intolerances.
                      Lesson 6: A Day Home Business

                      After completing Lesson 6, you will be able to:

                      • identify how to choose and set up a record-keeping system that meets your own needs.
                        • describe how to get proper insurance for your business.
                          • choose the best strategies for parent communication.
                            • identify who needs to fill out health and emergency information forms for children.

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