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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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ID Core Knowledge Components Child Growth and Development
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Idaho Core Knowledge Components

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Core knowledge components listed: Child Growth and Development, Environment, Curriculum, and Practice, Character Building and Development, Relationships with Families, Observing, Recording, and Assessing Child Outcomes, Program Operation and Administration*, Professionalism/Leadership*, Health, Safety, and Nutrition, Special Needs

Click here to see a printable chart that lists hours per core knowledge component for each course.

Child Growth and Development

Child Development and Guidance   10 hrs in Child Growth and Development, 10 hrs in Character Building and Development
Day by Day with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-24 Months   8 hrs in Child Growth and Development, 7 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care   2 hrs in Child Growth and Development, 2 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice, 2 hrs in Character Building and Development, 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Keeping Infants Safe   1 hr in Child Growth and Development, 2 hr in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Infants in Child Care   6 hrs in Child Growth and Development, 6 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice, 4 hrs in Character Building and Development, 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers   4 hrs in Child Growth and Development, 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice, 4 hrs in Character Building and Development
Preschoolers in Child Care   8 hrs in Child Growth and Development, 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice, 4 hrs in Character Building and Development, 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Principles of Child Development and Learning   6 hrs in Child Growth and Development, 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
Safe Baby, Safe Child   2 hrs in Child Growth and Development, 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Toddlers in Child Care   8 hrs in Child Growth and Development, 4 hrs in Environment, Curriculum, and Practice, 4 hrs in Character Building and Development, 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Environment, Curriculum, and Practice
Character Building and Development
Relationships with Families
Observing, Recording, and Assessing Child Outcomes
Program Operation and Administration*
Professionalism/Leadership*
Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Special Needs
*Non Licensing Hours