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

Shawn"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found its structure and vernacular to be modern and comprehensible. I was able to finish the course in a timely manner with ease. I entered my first day at my new daycare with the confidence and knowledge necessary to be an ideal caregiver. Thanks!"

Faren, Wylie, Texas

jane“I think Care Courses are the best online courses! They are easy to understand, navigate and prices are very reasonable."

Kellie, Nowata, Oklahoma

Zoica“Thank you for your support and help. I really appreciate and love the courses. They made a light bulb go on above my head.”

Zoica, Schiller Park, Illinois

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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Pennsylvania Child Care Training

National Childcare Credentials in Pennsylvania:

Use our courses toward a CDA as well as to renew your CDA, NAC or CCP.

Pennsylvania Childcare Training Requirements:

All Care Courses are accepted by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for the annual clock hours of child care training required for child care centers, group child care homes and family child care homes. This includes directors, group supervisors, assistant group supervisors, primary staff persons, secondary staff person operators, caregivers, and aides.

All Care Courses (with the exception of Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse and Preventing Child Abuse and Helping its Victims) are approved in the Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality Registry. For Pennsylvania Keys training credit, please add your Pennsylvania Keys Registry ID number to your Care Courses account. Once you have added it, please email us at so that we can report your training. Thank you!

For a chart of Pennsylvania’s Core Knowledge Competency Codes, please click here.

Care Courses is an approved provider of PA Act 48 professional development. Please click here for more information.

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
"Every course I do I learn more. I really enjoyed this one [Managing Health and Safety]!
- Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Opening a child care facility in Pennsylvania:

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Pennsylvania, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Phone: (717) 346-9320

PA DHS Contact form