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


andrea“The care courses were a big hit with our staff this year! They were a convenient and fun way to finish our required training hours while dialing into our own personal interests. ”  

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 The Magic of Play

Lesson 1: What's So Special about Play? 

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to

  • identify the role of play in children's development;
    • describe what play is
      • explain the relationship between play and learning.

      Lesson 2: The Magic of Play

      After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to

      • identify key components of a "learning-through-play" early childhood environment that supports. imaginative, creative play for all children, including those with disabilities;
        • describe strategies to motivate children effectively;
          • identify strategies to encourage children's resourcefulness and creativity;
            • identify strategies to encourage and support event-based, block, and playground play;
              • describe the role of active and rough and tumble play;
                • explain the importance of play in an adult's life;
                • identify key components of a meaningful play environment for children of different cultures;
                • describe strategies for managing common play challenges.

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