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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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Louisiana Child Care Training 

National Childcare Credentials in Louisiana: 

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 Louisiana.

Louisiana Childcare Training Requirements  

All Care Courses are accepted by the Louisiana Department of Education for continuing education for those who work in Type I, Type II, and Type III child care centers or in family child day care homes. This includes directors, early learning staff, and providers.


Louisiana Pathways Child Care Career Development System:  

Our clock hours and CEUs may be used to advance along the Louisiana Pathways career ladders for the Administrator Track, the Classroom Track and the Child Care Track.


Click for information on the Administrator Track, the Classroom Track, or the Family Child Care Track (requires Adobe Reader).

Louisiana Early Learning Center Director’s Training

There are two ways you can use Care Courses to become the director of an early learning center.

1.) Use Care Courses for Louisiana’s 90-hour director training requirement. Click below for our 90-hour training bundle.

 Development Training Covers Louisiana Early Learning Center Director’s 90-Hour Child Development Training

2.) Do you have at least one year of experience working in a licensed early learning center? Become a director by obtaining your Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Click below to view our CDA training.

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Care Courses may not be used to meet the three hours of training on infectious diseases, health and safety and/or food service preparation required by the Louisiana Department of Health.
Care Courses is not a BESE-approved Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate (ECAC) Program. Care Courses may not be used to obtain an Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate.

What Louisiana students say: 

Infant/ Toddler CDA Covers
"I am so happy with your courses [Infant/Toddler CDA]. I am an Assistant Director in a Child Development Center in Louisiana and since we want to be part of the Stars Quality System it was necessary that I have a CDA. Even when I have a master's degree they needed this class. Your material is so complete, but at the same time pretty easy to understand that I am encouraging my staff to take it with you. I love the examples you provide! I really like that you give the web sites or information about music, books, and all kinds of material. I even make copies about the common diseases among children and keep it at the center. It is a clear and good way to have the information at hand. Also the check points about the development stages of toddlers or PK gives a clearer idea of what we need to provide for them so they can acquire all what they need in the correct time. So congratulations for your material, it is awesome and it is great the job you do to improve the quality of the services in the Day Cares or Child Development Centers!!!"
- Bossier City, Louisiana

Opening a child care facility in Louisiana: 

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

Louisiana Department of Education 

Child Care Facility Licensing Information
Phone: (877) 453-2721