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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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Michigan Child Care Training 

National Childcare Credentials in Michigan: 

Use our courses toward a CDA as well as to renew your CDA, NAC or CCP.

Michigan Childcare Training Requirements  

All Care Courses are accepted by the Michigan Department of Human Services towards the yearly training, professional development requirements for program directors, site supervisors, licensees, lead caregivers, caregivers, assistant caregivers and volunteers in child care centers, family child care homes and group child care homes.

Managing Health and Safety in Child Care or Sanitation for Disease Prevention in Early Childhood Programs can be used to meet the prevention and control of infectious disease training, which includes immunizations [R 400.8131(4)].


Safe Sleep and Shaken baby Syndrome training requirements: 


Program directors, caregivers in child care centers, and assistant caregivers in child care and group homes may use Keeping Infants Safe to meet Safe Sleep and Shaken Baby Syndrome training requirements.

Licensees and registrants in family child care and group homes cannot use Care Courses to meet the Safe Sleep and Shaken Baby Syndrome training requirement.


Michigan Program Director and Lead Caregiver for Infants and Toddler Training: 


MI Program Director Administration Training [R 400.8113] 3 CEUs of training  in child care administration 

Lead Caregiver Training  [R 400.8122] 18 CEUs in Early Childhood Education/Child Development

Lead Caregiver for Infants and Toddlers Training [R 400.8122] 4.5 CEUs in infant/toddler development and care practices


Michigan Foster Parent Training Requirements: 

Foster parents in Michigan may use our courses for the 6-clock-hour annual training requirement. First, however, foster parent's agency licensor must approve the topic/title of the course the foster parent selects.

All Care Courses are approved by the Michigan Registry (MiRegistry) and are approved towards Great Start to Quality. All of our courses may be used towards STARS organization rating. For MiRegistry training credit, please ensure that your Michigan Registry ID number is added to your Care Courses account. Once you have added it, please email us at so that we can report your training. Thank you!

What Care Courses' Michigan students say: 

Understanding Each Other Cover "This is the second class [Understanding Each Other: Families, Staff and Community] that I have taken through your program. It was excellent, just like the first one. I have already applied some of the knowledge that I have learned through the courses. Keep up the good work with creating these classes!" - Ypsilanti, Michigan
"I greatly appreciate the service you provide in these courses. I never would have had the time to complete the 120 required clock hours for the CDA if it has not been for your courses. Thank you for your time and for this much needed service." - St. Johns, Michigan
Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem Cover "I really enjoyed the Care Course [Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem]. Circumstances had changed for me and I was suddenly in a pinch to finish my training hours for my CDA renewal. I was able to hit the books when my kids went to school. Being able to pick books that I felt would benefit me the most was a plus.  The books were packed full of interesting information that I have been able to put into practice already. Thank you so much and I will be using Care Courses in the future." - Zeeland, Michigan
"I love Care Courses! Easy to navigate and the information is terrific and format is perfect. Always feel I cone away with new and accurate information. The testing is well thought out and reflects important information, not incidental facts. So glad I found your program. I like the instant results and certificates always come quickly." - Berkley, Michigan
"Just wanted to let you know that I am extremely pleased with my experience with your organization from the first call I made to clarify the registration process to this final email. It was a very smooth process to complete the licensing requirement for a Child Care Administration class. I really like how you set the course up online. It took me three days to complete with breaks in between and the system was very easy to navigate. I especially liked the self-checks along the way and the opportunity to go back to check answers before submitting them on the tests. I will definitely use your organization again. Thank you."
- Westland, Michigan

Opening a child care facility in Michigan: 

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

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs 

Child Care Licensing Division
Phone: (866)-685-0006