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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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Idaho Child Care Training

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

Click for more information: National Child Care Credentials

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

Idaho Childcare Training Requirements: All Care Courses are accepted by the Department of Health and Welfare for annual ongoing training for staff, direct care staff, operators, volunteers and foster parents in daycare centers, family daycare homes, group daycare facilities, foster homes and children’s residential care facilities. 

Care Courses is an IdahoSTARS Approved Training Company. You may use Care Courses to complete training for state and city daycare licensing requirements, the Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP), IdahoSTARS Steps to Quality (STQ), and the IdahoSTARS Professional Development System (PDS).

All Care Courses are approved for Idaho STARS training hours. For registry credit, submit your completed Care Courses to the IdahoSTARS Professional Development System by logging into your individual RISE account.

If you work 15 or more hours a week directly with parents, children or staff, you may be able to use Idaho STARS training scholarships to cover your Care Courses tuition costs. To apply for an Idaho STARS scholarship, login to your RISE account, join PDS, and click the “Scholarships and Awards” button on your dashboard. For assistance with your scholarship application, watch this helpful RISE scholarships video or send an email to

Please click here for information on Idaho State Daycare Licensing training requirements. Click here to see how our courses meet the Idaho Core Knowledge Components.  

What Idaho students say:

I really enjoyed this course [Social-Emotional Development in Young Children] and am very thankful that other teachers are learning positive social and emotional development. - Boise, ID

As always the courses are interesting and thought provoking. We ordered [Friendly Environments, Safe Environments], and enjoy sharing what we are learning with our staff. We like your great course selection. - Victor, ID

The course [A Joyful Life of Caregiving] was interesting and relevant to the work I do. The site was easy to use and I will be taking more Care Courses! - Boise, ID

Opening a child care facility in Idaho: For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Idaho, please contact the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare or IdahoSTARS using the contact information below. Both agencies can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state and specific city.

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Day Care Licensing
Phone: 1-800-926-2588

University of Idaho: IdahoSTARS
Phone: 1-800-926-2588