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

Serita“I love your courses!! I’m always excited to see something new like the Lead Safety course I recently took. I learned a lot and it’s so easy to complete. Keep up the good work!!”

Serita, Halethorpe, Maryland

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

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 graduated with a degree in forensic psychology but decided to go into child care and my director recommended me to take the CDA course. I think it is great. Thank you.”

Shawn, Arverne, New York

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 Reviews

Biting Hurts! "By far this is the best online school that I had tried [Biting Hurts!]. It’s easy to manage easy to understand. And easy to get to." - Edgewood, Maryland
"I will recommend you to anyone that needs online courses! I appreciate the availability of your staff. I completed your course during a severe time crunch. I was so thankful for the quickness of your responses, and the helpfulness of the people I interacted with! The course I took [Improving Staff Performance] was informative, challenging, and very helpful to a new director. Again, I thank you for the professionalism, and standard your program has." - Stillwater, Oklahoma Improving Staff Performance
Understanding Children "This is the first time I am taking distance learning classes, and I am thrilled that it has been easier than I expected. I have to renew my CDA... I was only going to take one course, but it was so interesting that I have decided to finish my 45 required hours, and have just ordered two more coursebooks. I have been working with preschoolers for 20 years now, and I feel the course I just finished entitled Understanding Children was a great review. I have already received my certificate for this course, and am looking forward to digging in to my next two courses. Also, everything I have requested has been shipped and received in just a few days." - Fostoria, Ohio
"I want to commend you on the excellent content of your classes. Really, these are the best online trainings I have encountered to date. Understanding Children was packed with great (and true) information about kids and engaging activities and ideas. My class has benefited from the play acting! They love it!!! Also, Toilet Learning hit the nail on the head. THANK YOU for the ideas that inspired positive changes for the students in my care." - Waterloo, Iowa Toilet Learning
Hiring the Best: Staffing Solutions for Early Childhood Facilities "I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the class I just took [Hiring the Best: Staffing Solutions for Early Childhood Facilities]. It was extremely informative, so much so that I have asked all of my management team to take this class as well. Thank you again for offering such a variety of classes. There is truly something for everyone!?" - Bentonville, Arkansas
"I love everything about Care Courses [Keeping Infants Safe]. The customer service is outstanding and the choice of course topics is perfect. I have taken many courses and enjoyed all of them. I have and will continue to highly recommend care courses to others in the child care business. Thank you." - Sloatsburg, New York Keeping Infants Safe
Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity "I simply love Care Courses [Creating Schedules and Routines and Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity]. I have a large family including three very young children. Care Courses provides me a way to continue my education in my own time, at my own pace. I find that I am able to absorb the information available much better and can apply it to my daily life. I find each course that I have taken  extremely informative and very simple to follow along. I have applied many things that I have learned in my classroom and passed them on to other educators like myself. I rave about Care Courses and will continue to do so. Thank you for a wonderful service, it is much appreciated." - Las Vegas, Nevada
"I had to take a medical leave of absence this fall due to a spinal cord injury. When I started coming back to work, I noticed that we had lost a lot of staff and the morale at the school was very low. I knew I needed to do something to turn things around and do so quickly. I happened to come across the title of this course [Facilitating Staff Development] and took a chance on it, even though it was way more hours than I needed. I completed the course in a weekend and am eager to implement much of what I have learned. I have a solid plan in place and am confident that it will be successful. I have recommended that the owners of the schools and all of the directors take this particular class as well." - Bellevue, Washington Facilitating Staff Skill Development
Let's Play Outdoors "I just wanted to say thank you for another round of great courses [Let's Play Outdoors] I live in a rural, northern area so trainings are few and many miles between. It makes getting in required licensing hours in difficult at best. It is nice to have the courses brought into my home. I can do them at my own pace and when time allows, regardless of conditions of roads. The grading takes place quickly and I have never had any troubles with these courses. I love using these as a guarantee to achieve all hours required but, more so, I enjoy the great amount of information and learning it provides as well. Thank you!" - Iron River, Michigan
"I really enjoy taking your online courses. I have been in the child care field for over 30 years but always learn something new from the courses I have taken. I found this particular course [Preschoolers in Child Care] very interesting, especially the chapter on Cognitive Development. I would recommend these courses to all preschool teachers." - Sturbridge, Massachusetts  Preschoolers in Child Care
Creating Schedules and Routines "I have taken several Care Courses [Creating Schedules and Routines] on different topics, to fulfill annual requirements for my child care license. I am very happy with the content, the courses, and especially Clairece Feagin’s clear, compassionate, thoughtful writing. The multiple-choice, online test format is easy to navigate, and while the questions make you think, certainly, that’s the point of them! :) As someone who has been doing early childhood education for the last 25 years, I can enthusiastically recommend Care Courses content to anyone." - Forest Park, Illinois
“You guys ROCK! Excellent courses [Early Childhood StressInfants in Child Care and Safe Baby, Safe Child] and the best customer service EVER! At every encounter customer service is A++. I really, really appreciate you all . P.S. I did refer care courses to two colleagues who completed classes with you!” - Brooklyn, New York Infants in Child Care
Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development "I had a wonderful experience taking the online class [Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development] I like that I could do some work, then save and walk away until later. The material was very easy to read and understand and was totally complete. I feel I have learned a large amount of information and gained a lot of confidence in my ability to use this information. As my need for more education comes along, I will certainly be searching the course list at The Care Courses School, Inc." - Bettendorf, Iowa
"[Discipline in Child Care] was a fabulous course. I learned so much, and am energized to put many of the ideas I learned into practice in the fall. I will be taking more courses through your program, as it is a great way to learn and meet my continuing education requirements.” - Baltimore, Maryland Discipline in Child Care
Social-Emotional Development in Young Children "I am happy with the courses [Imagination at Play and Social-Emotional Development in Young Children]. They are always informative, easy to follow, good instructions, and easy to learn. The material is always relevant and in some cases, updates me on things that have changed. It's also great that I can take classes on my time, at my leisure, without having to leave the house. Thank You.?"
- Wrightstown, New Jersey
"Excellent customer service! Everyone was kind, sincere, and so helpful. The courses [Discipline in Child Care, Improving Staff Performance and Observing, Recording and Assessing Children's Development] are easy to navigate and very well written. I have learned so much, and I am so glad I found your company." - Payson, Utah Improving Staff Performance
Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem "I really, really love your courses and books [Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem]. It's fun, interesting and have great values for teachers and anyone who works with children. I have been using your courses for about three years and I love the knowledge and the freedom to study and take the exam at my own pace." - Sherman Oaks, California
"I want to let you know I really enjoyed the course [Transitions and Troublesome Times] and was amazed how easy it was to navigate the web site and the course itself. This was the first Care Course I have taken but it will most certainly not be my last. I have just finished my 18th year teaching and thought I most likely had nothing new to learn, but I was wrong!" - Columbia, Maryland Transitions and Troublesome Times

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