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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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I: Child Development and Learning
II.A: Creating Positive Learning Experiences
II.B: Promoting Cognitive Development
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse 5 hrs in Promoting Social and Emotional Development
Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem 20 hrs in Promoting Social and Emotional Development
Social-Emotional Development in Young Children 3 hrs in Promoting Social and Emotional Development
II.D: Promoting Physical Development
II.E: Promoting Creative Development
III: Relationships with Families
IV.A: Observing, Recording and Assessing Development
IV.B: Assessing and Using Information to Plan
IV.C: Assessing and Using Information to Enhance and Maintain Program Quality
V: Historical and Contemporary Development of Early Childhood Education
VI: Professionalism
VII.A: Establishing Healthy Practices
VII.B: Ensuring Safety
VII.C: Providing Healthy Nutrition
VIII: Application through Clinical Experiences