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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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New Jersey Child Care Training 

National Childcare Credentials in New Jersey: 

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 New Jersey.

New Jersey Childcare Professional Development Training Requirements  

All Care Courses may be used for professional development for those who work in child care centers, early childhood programs and school-age child care programs. This includes directors, sponsor representatives, head teachers, group teachers, consulting head teachers, program supervisors and primary caregivers. Distance learning courses such as Care Courses can make up a portion of staff or directors’ continuing staff development requirements. Consult with your inspector before purchasing course(s) to learn what percentage of distance learning will be accepted for you.

Registered family child care providers should check with their sponsoring agency before purchasing training.

All Care Courses are approved in the New Jersey Workforce Registry. For New Jersey Workforce Registry training credit, please add your New Jersey Workforce 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!

Training Scholarships: Training and CDA scholarships may be available for programs participating in the child care subsidy program. Login to your account at to view a full list eligibility requirements and to submit your application. 

What New Jersey Students say: 

“The courses went perfect. I really was happy that I could do it fast and that I received my certificate in a short time. I will continue to use Care Courses to finish my CDA through your website. Thank you in advance.” – Paterson, NJ
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Child Development and Learning CoverInfants in Child Cover "I just want to let you know that Care Courses [Child Development and Guidance, Toddlers in Child Care, Principles of Child Development and Learning and Infants in Child Care] is great!!! I get my books mailed to me in a timely manner and the instructions are very thorough and easy to understand!! You guys are the best!" - Middlesex, New Jersey
"Care Courses have been of incredible value to me! I am a college student who has taken a number of classes geared towards child development, but none that were as insightful and helpful to my career as Care Courses have been. The knowledge I have gained through your courses have far surpassed college classes, in that they concern dealing with children and examples. They have a more complete view of children and their needs. I have tried various methods of study, because I am also working towards a CDA. Care Courses were the perfect method of training for me, and I have convinced a number of my coworkers to take your courses. Thank you!!" - Tom's River, New Jersey
Learning Centers Covers I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how wonderful your courses are and how much I enjoyed doing them. As a CDA candidate I am required to have 120 clock hours. For five hours of credit I had to take a day off of work, drive two hours there and two hours back. The last one I took my car broke down and was stuck two hours away for three days. I was so discouraged. The day after the car incident my boss handed me one of your brochures that had just come in the mail. What timing! At the rate I was going (with courses scheduled about once a month that I could attend) it would be at least another year before I could file for my CDA. This all happened the end of April. By doing your courses I can now file for my CDA in four weeks. (Unfortunately, your courses do not include multimedia First Aid that I am due to renew!) But not only did your coursework enable me to get my CDA much sooner - I thoroughly enjoyed doing it. They were interesting and taught me so m much more than I usually learn at classes. Plus, I have the workbooks to use for references. Thank you so much! P.S. A special thank to Maxine Edwards! Her course [Learning Centers] was a delight!! I got into trouble with my family because I could not put it down once I picked it up. (My bowling team was not thrilled either - I brought it on league night and had to be constantly reminded that it was my turn to bowl!)
- Barnegat, New Jersey
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"What can I say, I loved everything about this course [Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem]. Every person who has a child or works with children should take this course. As a home daycare provider and a mother of 4 1/2-year-old and a 3-year-old, the information I learned is invaluable. The way the course was set up with learning objectives, self checks and lesson quizzes for each lesson, was extremely helpful. I truly enjoyed taking this course and look forward to taking my next course. Thank you." - Verona, New Jersey

Opening a child care facility in New Jersey: 

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

New Jersey Department of Children and Families 

Office of Licensing
Phone: (877) 667-9845