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


Faren“Our staff has always been very pleased with your services. They enjoy being able to get training hours on their own time, have liked the variety of topics available, and are always impressed at how quickly the books arrive and the tests are graded. Thank you for your services!”  

Kathryn, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Molly“I thoroughly enjoyed the course...I was able to finish the course in a timely manner with ease. I entered my first day at my new daycare with the confidence and knowledge necessary to be an ideal caregiver. Thanks!” 

Faren, Wylie, Texas

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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National Childcare Credentials: Ohio child care providers may use our courses toward a CCP or CDA, as well as CDA, NAC and CCP renewal.

Click for more information: National Child Care Credentials

Click to learn how the CDA can benefit you in Ohio.

Grants available for CDA courses: Care Courses is approved as an Eligible Training Provider for CDA training in Ohio and our CDA training sets are eligible for funding through the Ohio Workforce Investment Act (WIA). For information about how to obtain a WIA grant for our CDA training sets, contact your local Job and Family Services agency.

Ohio Childcare Training Requirements: All Care Courses are accepted by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services for annual ongoing professional development requirements for those who work in Child Care Centers and Type A and B homes. This includes hours of professional development for providers, staff members, employees, administrators, providers, emergency/substitute caregivers and assistants.

Need at least 2 hours of Child Development training? Click here to see our list of recommended courses.

Need an In-Service Form?  Click here for instructions on obtaining a completed Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services In-Service training form for each of your successfully completed Care Courses.

Please note: Care Courses may not be used to meet health training requirements in Ohio.  This includes the management of communicable diseases training requirement and the child abuse recognition and prevention training requirement.

Care Courses are not approved for Step Up To Quality.

What Ohio students say:
"My order was here within 3 days!!!! I have started on this latest course [Making Learning Fun] but not yet finished. I got my CDA Renewal finished on time because of your courses, and haven't looked back since. I especially like that I can finish in my own time and don't have to juggle time for family and work and school. I love having the books to look back through for ideas to do with the children in my classroom. Thanks for all the ideas." - Pataskala, Ohio
Opening a child care facility in Ohio: For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Ohio, 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.

Ohio Office of Families and Children
Physical Address:
4200 E. Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43219

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 183204
Columbus, Ohio 43218-3204
(614) 466-1213

Ohio Child Care Licensing