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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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Oregon Child Care Training 

National Childcare Credentials in Oregon: 

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

Click for more information: National Child Care Credentials

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

Oregon Childcare Training Requirements 

All Care Courses are accepted by the Oregon Office of Child Care towards training requirements for those who work in certified child care centers, certified family child care homes and registered family child care homes. This includes clock hours for directors, head teachers, teachers, teacher aides, operators, owners, site directors, site coordinators, providers, caregivers, substitute providers, assistants, volunteers and registered family child care providers.

The Oregon Department of Education requires that all child care providers complete 8 out of their 15 annual clock hours of training in any of the following core knowledge categories:

  • Diversity
  • Family and Community Systems
  • Health Safety and Nutrition
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Special Needs
  • Understanding and Guiding Behavior

Click to view Care Courses listed by Oregon’s Core Knowledge Categories. Oregon’s Core Knowledge categories will appear on your Care Courses certificates.

Our courses are accepted towards Oregon Registry Steps 1-7. Oregon Step information is included on our certificates.

All Care Courses are Set 1 trainings. The Oregon Registry Online (ORO) does not accept repeated set 1 trainings. You can find Set 2 or 3 trainings by using the Oregon Registry search tools here.

Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse may not be used for the first year abuse and neglect requirement.

Oregon Registry Infant Toddler Professional Credential Training:

Click here for courses that meet the 60 clock hours required to obtain this credential.

What Oregon students say: 

"I so appreciate Care Courses. Your customer support is great and I feel that the information your classes give is spot on. What a great resource for early childhood educators!" – Portland, Oregon
"Thank you. Everything went very well... smoothly and quickly. The Care Courses are the only way to go. After years of taking training hours the old fashion way... I'll never take training any other way. I hope you continue to add new courses." -- Salem, Oregon
Preschoolers in Child Care CoverChildren with Special Needs Cover "Thank you! The courses Preschoolers in Child Care and Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities] came in much sooner then I expected. Which was a blessing and the staff talked about how much they learned from each lesson they studied."
- Klamath Falls, Oregon
“I love taking courses from Care Courses...they are very full of knowledge that I can use everyday in my profession..very professional and prompt..I recommend this program to my co-workers on a regular basis..So, thank you for offering such a great program!” - Eugene, Oregon

Opening a child care facility in Oregon: 

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

Oregon Department of Education

Early Learning Division
Phone: 1 (800) 556-6616