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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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If you are a Minnesota family childcare provider who works in your home, this page is for you.  (Day care centers are not subject to these same restrictions).  

For Minnesota family childcare providers who work in their HOMES:  

Your county licensing agency decides whether distance learning courses may be used for your annual training requirements. If you do not know if distance learning courses may be used in your area, please contact your own county licensor to determine whether these courses may be used in your county to meet the ongoing training requirement in the family child care licensing rules.            

Following are a list of counties that accept our courses:

Big Stone
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa  
Clay 
Clearwater 
Crow Wing
Grant
Hubbard
Isanti
Lincoln 
Lyon 
Murray
Pennington
Pine 
Pipestone
Redwood
Rock
Scott 

Other Counties - If you do not know if distance learning courses may be used in your county, please contact your own county licensor. Thanks!!  

For Minnesota childcare providers who work in a DAY CARE CENTER:  Our courses are accepted by the Minnesota Department of Human Services toward their Annual In-Service Training Requirement for day care staff and directors regardless of which county you are in.