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


andrea“The care courses were a big hit with our staff this year! They were a convenient and fun way to finish our required training hours while dialing into our own personal interests. ”  

Andrea, Ashland, Oregon

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

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

Click here for more information: National Child Care Credentials

Click here to learn how the CDA can benefit you in Minnesota.

Minnesota Childcare Training Requirements: All Care Courses (with the exception of A Joyful Life of Caregiving and Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care) are accepted by MNCPD for Level 1 in-service training requirements for child care centers and ongoing training requirements for family and group family child care homes. 

Please consult your licensing specialist before using our courses for all other mandated training requirements, which include: Child Growth & Development/Behavior Guidance, Supervising for Safety, CPR First Aid, cultural dynamics and disabilities training and SUID/AHT.

Parent Aware, Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, requires that all lead providers and lead teachers in facilities participating in the Accelerated Pathway to Ratings or the Full Rating Pathway complete professional development in specific Minnesota Knowledge and Competency Content Areas every five years:

Click to view Care Courses listed by Minnesota’s Knowledge and Competency Framework Content Areas. Minnesota’s Knowledge and Competency Framework Content Areas will be printed on your Care Courses certificates.

The following courses are approved by Minnesota’s Develop Registry: Active or Hyperactive?, Biting Hurts!, and Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse.

Please note: we do not offer training for the mandated 3-hour Child Passenger Restraint Systems training requirement. Our 2-hour course, Transportation Safety, may be used to meet Level 1 in-service training but not for the passenger restraint systems training requirement.

What Minnesota students say:
This was just excellent material [The Art of Child Care]. At 65 with 17 years of teaching it provided new insights and valuable information. I needed it! - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thank you for your prompt attention in returning my test results and certificate [for Safe Baby, Safe Child]. I loved the convenience of this online class, and the knowledge that I had a number to call in case things did not go well. Fortunately, they could not have gone better! To get a score of 100% put an additional smile on my face. – Burnsville, Minnesota
Thank you for asking about my course [Imagination at Play]. I finished my course and took my tests yesterday. I am very impressed with your program. I have been teaching preschool for twenty years, and often when I take a continuing education class it is the same info I've already known. The class on the importance of dramatic play was very well written and included up to date research that I had never heard of before. I will seriously consider taking more classes from your company in the future. Thank you! – Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Opening a child care facility in Minnesota: For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Minnesota, 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.

Minnesota Department of Human Services
Child Care Services
PO Box 64962
St. Paul, MN 55155-0962

(651) 431-6500

MN Dept. of Human Services - Licensing