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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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North Carolina Child Care Training


National Childcare Credentials in North Carolina: Use our courses toward a CDA as well as to renew your CDA, NAC or CCP.

North Carolina Childcare Training Requirements: Care Courses are approved for in-service training for those who work in childcare programs and family child care homes regulated by the North Carolina Division of Child Development. This includes staff, facility directors, administrators, lead teachers, teachers, teacher aides, caregivers, operators, substitutes and volunteers.

All Care Courses which grant 0.5 CEUs (5 Hours) of training or more are accepted towards renewing an Early Education Certification (EEC)

Please Note: Keeping Infants Safe and Safe Baby, Safe Child are approved for in-service training, but both Keeping Infants Safe and Safe Baby, Safe Child are not approved for North Carolina child care worker’s ITS-SIDS training. SIDS training must be obtained in person from specifically trained and authorized presenters. Contact the North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center at 1-800-367-2229, for further information regarding the SIDS training in North Carolina.

Emergency Preparedness in Child Care is approved for in-service training but it is not accepted for North Carolina’s Emergency Preparedness and Response in Child Care training requirement. Click here for more information on the Emergency Preparedness and Response in Child Care training requirement.

What North Carolina students say:
Alabama Childcare Class "I am enjoying the course very much!! I love having the book to highlight and read anywhere; but at the same time having access online to quiz or study. I will definitely plan on taking more courses. I am learning so much new and knowledgeable information about Child Care Administration. Such great info included in my first lesson on interviewing, policies, and procedures. I have begun my first quiz-wish me well??! God bless." - Hayesville, North Carolina
Opening a child care facility in North Carolina: For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in North Carolina, 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.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Child Development and Early Education
Phone: (919) 814-6300 or (800) 859-0829

Email: webmasterdcd@dhhs.nc.gov