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Why use Care Courses? Because they're convenient, affordable and you learn so much!

Serita“I love your courses!! I’m always excited to see something new like the Lead Safety course I recently took. I learned a lot and it’s so easy to complete. Keep up the good work!!”

Serita, Halethorpe, Maryland

jane“Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I love the courses you have to offer, the service is friendly and so efficient. I am hooked for life.”  

Jane, Rockville, Maryland

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 graduated with a degree in forensic psychology but decided to go into child care and my director recommended me to take the CDA course. I think it is great. Thank you.”

Shawn, Arverne, New York

Care Courses offers online training classes and book courses for child care providers, home visitors 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 toward CDA Renewal.

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. Then go online to complete and submit your coursework. 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 20 years; we love what we do and truly want to make your experience fantastic.

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National Childcare Credentials in Iowa: 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 Iowa.

Iowa Childcare Training Requirements: Care Courses is an approved provider of professional development by the Iowa Department of Human Services. All courses are accepted for annual training contact hours for those who work in child care centers and child development homes. This includes directors, on-site supervisors, staff, assistants, providers, substitutes and volunteers.  

To receive Iowa Registry Training credit for Care Courses, please follow these steps:
  1. Purchase your course from or by calling 800-685-7610
  2. Enroll in your course through the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry website
  3. Start your course
Questions? Please call Care Courses: 800-685-7610

What Iowa students say:

"It went great [The Early Childhood Professional]! Thank you so much! Fast service, work at your own pace, easy to understand. It couldn't get much easier than that!"
– Hawarden, Iowa
"I finished the course [Mixed-Age Groups] that I purchased from you and was very pleased. The literature was very easy to follow, and I liked being able to do the reading at my leisure. The information was mailed to me on a timely basis. All in all, I have thus far been very satisfied." – Spillville, Iowa
"I am the Education Coordinator for the Head Start program which covers 9 counties in Iowa. Teacher Associates must have their CDA within 2 years of hire, so the Care Course books help with this process. Most associates in my area of the state do not have the money to enroll in an A.A. degree program in college. Many of the associates do not have the early childhood backgrounds, so reading the books provides them with some background needed to be successful in the classroom. When I talk with them about the books, I receive wonderful feedback. They tell me how much they have learned and how this information helps them when working with the children. They also love the convenience of working on the course at their own pace. After submitting my order, the books arrive in my office very quickly, and I am able to distribute those right away; this is very important to me. Thank you so much for all that you do to help our associates become successful in a most important profession. " – Ottumwa, Iowa
Opening a child care facility in Iowa: For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Iowa, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Child and Family Services, Child Care Unit
1305 E. Walnut Street, 5th floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114

(866) 448-4605

Iowa Dept. of Human Services