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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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Pennsylvania Act 48


Care Courses is an approved provider of PA Act 48 professional development hours The following courses are accepted towards the required 180 hours of continuing professional education. Please click on a course title for more information and to order.

To report your professional development to Act 48 please complete the Act 48 Reporting Form.
 Course Title Hours Approval Status

 Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse

5 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Active or Hyperactive?

30 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 ADHD

10 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 After-School Programs

8 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 The Art of Child Care

20 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Caring for Children in Your Home

20 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Child Care Administration

20 hours


PA Act 48 Approved

 Children with Special Needs: Autism Spectrum Disorder

16 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities

8 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Children’s Challenging Behaviors

10 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Conferencing with Parents

5 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Creating Schedules and Routines

4 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Programs

6 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Discipline and Child Care

20 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 The Early Childhood Professional

16 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives

5 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Facilitating Staff Skill Development

14 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Family Diversity

6 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 First Steps in Child Care: An Orientation

3 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Friendly Environments, Safe Environments

6 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care

8 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Great Days with Kids: Curriculum and Lesson Planning

5 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Hiring the Best: Staffing Solutions for Early Childhood Facilities

10 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Imagination at Play

6 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Improving Staff Performance

10 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Inclusive Early Childhood Programs

12 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Learning Centers

10 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Let’s Play Outdoors

10 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 The Magic of Play

12 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Making Learning Fun

20 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Managing Health and Safety in Child Care

12 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Mixed-Age Groups in Early Childhood Programs

3 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Nurturing Children’s Self-Esteem

20 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Observing, Recording, & Assessing Children's Development

10 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Parents and Child Care

20 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Partnerships with Parents

10 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Preschoolers in Child Care

20 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Preventing Child Abuse and Helping Its Victims

5 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Principles of Child Development and Learning

10 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 The Road to Reading

12 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Sanitation for Disease Prevention

5 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 School-Age Children: Spatial Intelligence

4 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Social-Emotional Development in Young Children

3 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Stress and Day Care

25 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Transitions and Other Troublesome Times

6 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Understanding Children

20 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

Understanding Each Other: Communicating with Families,
Staff and Your Community

9 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 Witnesses to Violence: Helping Children Cope in a Violent World

6 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

 The Workplace Environment

14 hours

PA Act 48 Approved

The following courses are NOT accepted towards the required 180 hours of continuing professional education, Biting Hurts, Child Development and Guidance, Day By Day with Toddlers, Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity, Infants in Child Care, A Joyful Life of Caregiving, Keeping Infants Safe, Language Development in Infants, Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers in Child Care, Sun Safety, Safe Baby, Safe Child, Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care, Toilet Learning, Toddlers in Child Care and Transportation Safety.
What Pennsylvania students say:
"Not being physically in the classroom made it difficult to find courses to renew my teaching certification, so I truly appreciate Care Courses for offering Act 48 viable hours. I will definitely take more courses with your company in the future. Thanks once again!" - Honesdale, PA
"This course [Discipline in Child Carewas so interesting and informative that I couldn't put the book down. I was reading it well into the night hours. The book was well written with concrete information that is so valuable for all teachers. I have implemented many of the ideas from the book and have been reminded of beliefs I hold so dear to my heart when it comes to children. Thank you so much for a wonderful course."
- North Wales, Pennsylvania
"Every course I do I learn more. I really enjoyed this one [Managing Health and Safety]!
- Carlisle, Pennsylvania
"I very much enjoyed taking the course on ADHD. It is such a relief to have found a place where I can simply spend professional development hours learning about topics that will increase my knowledge of education. I plan to continue to use your services and inform other colleagues of your site to complete Act 48 credits for PA. Thanks again!"
- Gibsonia, Pennsylvania