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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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Florida Child Care Training 

National Childcare Credentials in Florida: 

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

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Click to learn how the CDA can benefit you in Florida.

Florida Childcare Training Requirements  

All Care Courses are accepted by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) towards the 10 clock hours (or 1 CEU) of in-service training required for those who work in family child care homes, large family child care homes and child care facilities/centers. This includes DCF training for directors, employees, operators, providers and substitutes.

Care Courses are accepted for the 4.5 CEUs for renewal of Florida Staff Credentials which includes the renewal of the Child Development Associate Credential, the Florida Birth through Five Child Care Credential, the Florida School Age Child Care Credential, and the Florida Director’s Credential. Care Courses is an IACET-authorized CEU Provider and all of our courses offer IACET CEUs. Learn more about how Care Courses' IACET accredited courses are accepted for DCF training.  

Using Care Courses to obtain a National CDA qualifies you for the Florida Child Care Staff Credential. A National CDA is equivalent to the Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) when applying for a Florida Staff Credential. Florida DCF defines the National CDA as a National Early Childhood Credential (NECC). Once you obtain your National CDA, you may use Care Courses' discounted CDA renewal sets to renew your CDA and Florida Staff Credential. 

For help with course selection please call Care Courses.

What Florida students say: 

"Everything went well with the book courses. I really like the convenience of ordering the books and taking my time to read and answer the test questions. I can take the book to work, to the gym, anywhere. The turn-around time for my certificates was awesome. I will encourage anyone to take Care Courses."
- Plant City, Florida
Toddlers in Child Care Cover "The course I took, Toddlers in Child Care, was very thorough. The fourth section really was stuffed with information - I know I'll be referring to it time and again. I was highly impressed with the information presented, both the quantity and the quality. Some of the suggestions in the course, such as having some sort of steps for toddlers to practice on and assigning tasks for the kids to be able to participate at mealtime, are already being implemented into my program. I ordered the PDF version of the class but found that I had to print it out anyway. I wanted to add notes and printing it also made it easier to read. In the future I'd probably just go ahead and order the printed version. Not a criticism at all, just a suggestion for future students. Also, the turnaround time getting the test results was really quick. I sent in my answers and did not pay extra to get the results quickly, and still they arrived in no time at all. Thank you for a high quality experience!" - Ft. Myers, Florida

Opening a child care facility in Florida: 

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Florida, 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.

Florida Department of Children and Families 

Child Care Services

Child Care Training Information Center (CCTIC)

Phone: 1-888-352-2842 or 850-488-4900

Regional child care licensing contact information