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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, 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, 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, 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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Family Child Care CDA Course Subject Areas



As part of the application requirements for a CDA, you must complete 120 hours of formal child care training. This training must cover eight subject areas as outlined by the Council for Professional Recognition, and you must complete a minimum of 10 hours of training in each subject area. Our Family Child Care CDA Set meets all of these requirements. To learn about how each subject area is addressed by our courses, please refer to the following chart.

CDA Subject Areas
Care Courses included in the Family Child Care Set and how they apply to the CDA Subject Areas
1. Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers + Managing Health and Safety in Child Care
2. Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development
Child Development and Guidance + Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers
3. Supporting children’s social and emotional development Child Development and Guidance + Nurturing Children’s Self-Esteem
4. Building productive relationships with families Parents and Child Care
5. Managing an effective program operation Parents and Child Care + The Early Childhood Professional
6. Maintaining a commitment to professionalism  The Early Childhood Professional
7. Observing and recording children’s behavior Observing, Recording and Assessing Children’s Development
8. Understanding principles of child development and learning
Principles of Child Development and Learning