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CDA Classes & CDA Renewal

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

jane“Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I love the courses you have to offer, the service is friendly and so efficient. I am hooked for life.”  

Jane, Rockville, Maryland

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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Care Courses Online Courses and Online Quizzes

Online Courses are completed through the My Courses area of your online account. Online Courses are accessed almost immediately after ordering by activating an emailed enrollment code. Many other students have chosen this format for its convenience, such as this student from Indiana: “I absolutely loved taking this online class and will be taking many more. I loved that I could read and take quizzes on my own time and I didn't have to drive anywhere and get half the information.”

Our online courses 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, and the latest version of Adobe Reader. For more specifics please click here.

All Online Courses include a PDF copy of the course that can be printed (the latest version of Adobe Reader, which is free, is required to print the PDF copy). The PDF course file is accessed via a large yellow button entitled "Documents." The button is found on the left side of your course after you have activated the course enrollment code.

Read the material by progressing through the web pages or print the course on your own paper. Complete quizzes and submit for grading. Please note: It may take up to 3 days for your course status to post in your account, and upon successful completion and up to 10 days for your official certificate to arrive in the mail. If you need your certificate more quickly, choose 7 Days (or faster) when you submit your work for grading.

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.

Official certificates of completion (which are free) include the name of the course, number of clock hours, number of generic CEUs, your name, the date, certificate ID number, your student ID number, Care Courses identifying information, and any specific wording required in your state. All certificates are sent through the US Mail for all our courses. All certificates must be originals to be valid.

Questions or issues with Online Courses can be directed to: We are happy to help!

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Student Comments

“I was hesitant at first about purchasing the online classes, but found they are great to do! I did learn much about reading the online books I purchased, and I am excited to apply new ways of learning for my upcoming school year! Thank you again!” – Kaneohe, HI

“Ordering your course was very convenient. I will definitely order again because these online classes are so helpful to me. I work an 11 hour day, so I frown when I have to leave my home to go take a class for credentialing. This is about the best thing since cell phones.” – Owings Mills, MD