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CDA Classes & CDA Renewal

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 Online Format

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 assessments and submit for grading. Please note: It may take up to 3 days for your course status to post in your account.

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 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.

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


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