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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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Missouri Child Care Training

National Childcare Credentials in Missouri:

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

Missouri Childcare Training Requirements:

 All online Care Courses (with the exception of Keeping Infants Safe) are approved through the Missouri Workshop Calendar and may be used towards the 12 clock hours of child-care related training required annually for those who work in child care centers, group day care homes, family day care homes and license exempt child care facilities. This includes center directors, child care providers, caregivers, assistant caregivers and volunteers.

For OPEN Initiative Registry training credit, please add your OPEN Initiative Registry ID number to your Care Courses account. Once you have added it, please email us at so that we can report your training. Thank you!.

Please note: Only online format courses may be used to meet your annual training requirements. Courses in our Coursebook format may not be used by Missouri caregivers to meet annual training requirements.

Our course Safe Baby, Safe Child may be used towards annual training but does not meet the Missouri requirement for safe sleep training.

What Missouri students say:
"Everything went well with the course [Creating Schedules and Routines.] I love taking Care Courses, because they are so convenient with my schedule."
- St. Louis, Missouri

Opening a child care facility in Missouri:

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

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Division of Regulation and Licensure: Section for Child Care Regulation

Phone: (573) 751-2450