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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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Iowa Child Care Training

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.  

All Care Courses are approved by the i-PoWeR Registry. For i-PoWeR Registry training credit, register for your course on the i-PoWeR Registry before you submit your course for grading. Once you successfully complete your course, we will confirm your course attendance and you will receive registry credit. Email us at with questions. We’re here to help!  
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 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
Phone: (866) 448-4605
Child Care Assistance contact information