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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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MD Core of Knowledge Areas Child Development
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Maryland Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development

Click on a course title below to learn more and order.

Core knowledge areas listed: Child Development, Curriculum, Health, Safety and Nutrition, Community, Professionalism, and Special Needs.

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

Child Development

Active or Hyperactive?
10 hrs in Child Development, 20 hrs in Special Needs
After-School Programs
4 hrs in Child Development, 4 hrs in Curriculum
The Art of Child Care 10 hrs in Child Development, 6 hrs in Curriculum, 4 hrs in Professionalism
Biting Hurts!
2 hrs in Child Development
Child Development and Guidance
14 hrs in Child Development, 6 hrs in Curriculum
Children with Special Needs: Autism Spectrum Disorder 4 hrs in Child Development, 4 hrs in Curriculum, 8 hrs in Special Needs
Children's Challenging Behaviors 10 hrs in Child Development
Day by Day with Toddlers 9 hrs in Child Development, 6 hrs in Curriculum
Discipline in Child Care 16 hrs in Child Development, 4 hrs in Curriculum
Early Childhood Stress
5 hrs in Child Development
Great Beginnings 5 hrs in Child Development, 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Great Days with Kids 1 hr in Child Development, 4 hrs in Curriculum
Imagination at Play 2 hrs in Child Development, 4 hrs in Curriculum
Infants in Child Care 10 hrs in Child Development, 6 hrs in Curriculum, 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Language Development in Infants 4 hrs in Child Development, 4 hrs in Curriculum
Learning Centers 4 hrs in Child Development, 6 hrs in Curriculum
Making Learning Fun 4 hrs in Child Development, 12 hrs in Curriculum
Many Ways to Learn 4 hrs in Child Development, 8 hrs in Curriculum
Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem 16 hrs in Child Development, 4 hrs in Curriculum
Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development 6 hrs in Child Development, 4 hrs in Curriculum
Preschoolers in Child Care 12 hrs in Child Development, 4 hrs in Curriculum, 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Principles of Child Development and Learning 6 hrs in Child Development, 4 hrs in Curriculum
Social-Emotional Development in Young Children 3 hrs in Child Development
Stress and Day Care 5 hrs in Child Development, 10 hrs in Curriculum, 6 hrs in Community, 4 hrs in Professionalism
Toddlers in Child Care 11 hrs in Child Development, 5 hrs in Curriculum, 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition, 1 hr in Community
Toilet Learning 2 hrs in Child Development
Transitions and Other Troublesome Times 2 hrs in Child Development, 4 hrs in Curriculum
Understanding Children 16 hrs in Child Development, 4 hrs in Curriculum
Curriculum
Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Special Needs
Professionalism
Community