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Why use Care Courses? Because they're convenient, affordable and you learn so much!

Serita“I love your courses!! I’m always excited to see something new like the Lead Safety course I recently took. I learned a lot and it’s so easy to complete. Keep up the good work!!”

Serita, Halethorpe, Maryland

jane“Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I love the courses you have to offer, the service is friendly and so efficient. I am hooked for life.”  

Jane, Rockville, Maryland

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 graduated with a degree in forensic psychology but decided to go into child care and my director recommended me to take the CDA course. I think it is great. Thank you.”

Shawn, Arverne, New York

Care Courses offers online training classes and book courses for child care providers, home visitors 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 toward CDA Renewal.

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. Then go online to complete and submit your coursework. 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 20 years; we love what we do and truly want to make your experience fantastic.

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New York Child Care Training
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New York Child Care Training

National Childcare Credentials in New York: 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 York.

Need 30 clock hours in 9 Training Topics? Click here for 30-hour course bundles.

New York Childcare Training Requirements: All Care Courses are approved for New York State’s continuing education training requirements for those who work in child day care centers, family day care homes, group family day care homes and small day care centers. This includes staff, directors, group teachers, assistant teachers, owners, providers, caregivers, assistants and substitutes. Please note: Care Courses may not be used for the New York required 15-hour pre-service health and safety training.

The New York Office of Children and Family Services requires that all child care staff complete a minimum of 30 hours of training every two years addressing all of the following nine topics.

  • Principles of childhood development, focusing on the development stages of the age groups for which the program provides care
  • Nutrition and health needs of infants and children
  • Child day care program development
  • Safety and security procedures
  • Business record maintenance and management
  • Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention
  • Statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care
  • Statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment
  • Education information on the identification, diagnosis and prevention of shaken baby syndrome

Click here for our 30-hour course bundles covering all nine of NYCFS's Training Topics. New York’s Training Topics will be printed on your Care Courses certificates.

Click here to view all of our courses sorted by NYCFS’s nine Training Topics.

SUNY EIP Training Awards: All courses are eligible for funding through the SUNY EIP Educational Incentive Program training awards. Please call 1-800-295-9616 for information about EIP awards. To apply online for an EIP award, click here: EIP APPLICATION. Already have an EIP award? Need assistance filling out the training portion of your application? Call us: 1-800-685-7610.

Please Note: Child care providers in New York City who fall under the jurisdiction of the NYC Department of Health should check with their consultant to make sure that Care Courses will be accepted.

What New York Students say:
"Hi, yes the material [Children's Challenging Behaviors, After-School Programs, Learning Centers, and Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development] is excellent! I am enjoying the material and making application to the lessons for my School age Program and my two Group Family Day Cares. Thanks again for a wonderful course material and an instructor that makes learning fun, and real! Thanks again." - Jamaica, New York
"This was a very good class [Safe Baby, Safe Child] to take and I wish everyone could see the video." - New York, New York
"I have nothing but praise for Care Courses. When I called to inquire about taking some on line courses to satisfy my Child Care license renewal requirement, I had no idea that I was actually going to be treated like a human being. I was pleasantly surprised. I was treated with respect and  courtesy by the Care Courses Rep. To add to my happiness, he was extremely knowledgeable and patient, he helped me choose the correct courses [Caring for Children in Your Home] according to the required number of hours and subjects I needed to take for my Child Care license renewal.I am for ever grateful to Care Courses for being such caring professionals." - Spring Valley, New York

"I am so impressed and relieved that there is this service. I found the courses I needed [Abuse and Neglect and Family Diversity] and even added one just because it looked interesting and I felt I needed a refresher course in that area." - New York, New York

"A HUGE THANK YOU. The course [Creating Schedules and Routines] we used was great. After you have taken years of courses it tends to become boring. This course has many new - fresh - ideas for scheduling and planning your time with the children. But not only was the course interesting, the STAFF was so helpful... I am far from computer literate. Ben walked me through the registration process and got me all the way to the start of the course. AND, he never lost patience with me - very kind and thoughtful. Also the ladies who helped me be certain the coursework answer sheets were received did a great job... I asked for a rush and I had our certificates here in less than a week... INCREDIBLE....  Thank you so much everyone for helping me fill in the last piece needed to complete my license renewal.  The next two years will include more courses on line thru Care Courses. It actually can save money as I don't need to hire a substitute while I leave to go to classes. Keep doing what you are doing - it works..."
- Rochester, New York
"I am so pleased to have this service. The courses I ordered [Toddlers in Child Care, Sun Safety, and Toilet Learning] arrived quickly and I was able to complete them at my convenience. The courses are informative and interesting. I mailed in my tests and got my results back within a few days. Thank you for your friendly and efficient service and product." - Manorville, New York
Opening a child care facility in New York: For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in New York, 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.

For New York State: For New York City:
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Division of Childcare Services
52 Washington Street
South Building , Room 309
Rensselaer, NY 12144-2796

(518) 474-9454

NY State Child Care Regulations
New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Bureau of Child Care
125 Worth Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013

(646) 632-6100