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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 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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Colorado Child Care Training

National Childcare Credentials in Colorado: Use our courses toward a CDA as well as to renew your CDA, NAC or CCP.

Click here for more information: National Child Care Credentials

Click here to learn how the CDA can benefit you in Colorado.

Colorado Childcare Training Requirements:

All Care courses are accepted by the Colorado Department of Human Services towards the 15 training hours required of those who work in child care centers, family child care homes and school age centers. This includes directors, substitute directors, early childhood teachers, kindergarten teachers, staff aides, volunteers, licensees, employees, providers, substitute providers, experienced child care providers, program directors, program leaders, and program aides. Please click on our Colorado Competency Areas PDF here to see how Care Courses may be used to fulfill your annual requirements.

Our course Social-Emotional Development in Young Children meets Colorado's 3-hour training requirement in social-emotional development. Click here for more courses that can be used to fulfill this requirement.  

Our course, Transportation Safety, may be used for annual training hours in Colorado, but it does not meet the Colorado Precautions in Transporting Children training requirement.

Care Courses may be used towards the 30 points of ongoing professional development hours & CEUs needed for the Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential 2.0. Care Courses is approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and our certificates of completion display the IACET logo. Care Courses grant clock hours and IACET CEUs.

Are you looking for points in high needs training for your early childhood professional credential? Call or email us at for instruction on course selection.

What Colorado Students Say:

“Thank you so much for your follow up with me. I did receive my course and have started to read it. I love your curriculum! It's informative, enjoyable, and easy to use. I also appreciate your people on the phones. They are so helpful. Thanks again!” - Highlands Ranch, Colorado

"I have been using your courses for my CDA for quite a long time now. They are always interesting and challenging. I have my second renewal coming up in June and working on my 45 hours right now. Thank you for your cooperation and support."
- Eagle, Colorado

"I love all the Care Courses I have taken. I am in the process of taking  [Toilet Learning]  your courses and find them extremely helpful. Also I have shared some of the suggestions regarding potty training with one of my families. Their little one although 3 years old has had no interest in potty training and they were a bit worried when they were seeing no results at all. I wanted to be a support to them but felt he was not ready for toilet training yet and did not want the little one to get frustrated. After reading some of the information I suggested, they realized that he is just not ready for toilet training at this time. They have decided to be patient and wait a couple of months before trying again. WHEW!! Thank you for some great info." - Westminster, Colorado

"This course [Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse] was so interesting. I truly enjoyed it. Thank you for being there for us. Looking forward to the next one." - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Opening a Child Care Facility in Colorado:

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

Colorado Department of Human Services
Office of Early Childhood
Phone: (800) 799-5876 or (303) 866-5948
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