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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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Minnesota Child Care Training

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 Achieve, the Minnesota Center for Professional Development (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.                                                                 

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:
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
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 Licensing
Phone: (651) 431-6500