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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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Oregon Child Care Training
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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 for their 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 eight 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 for 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:
"Hello! I LOVED the Care Course [Children's Challenging Behaviors] I took. Loved that it was all in my own time. I learned so much and everything about the course was very clear. Thank you! I am looking forward to another course in the future!" - Rogue River, Oregon
“Thanks for being there for us. As certified Oregon child care providers we are required to complete 15 hours of training each year. Of those 15 hours, 8 must be in the area of human growth and development. It is not always easy to find those 8 hours of trainings in our local area. It is so nice to have Care Courses to turn to for help. Providing the list of approved Oregon Core Knowledge Categories, with the breakdown of hours is a tremendous help when selecting courses. We love the information the courses provide, and the convenient testing and certificate processes. Thanks again.” - Tigard, Oregon
"I so appreciate Care Courses. Your customer support is great and I feel that the information your classes [Discipline in Child Care] give is spot on. What a great resource for early childhood educators!" – Portland, Oregon
"Very helpful [Great Days with Kids: Curriculum and Lesson Planning] in determining what program to work for and how to design lessons! Thanks!" - Bend, 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
"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 Employment Department
Early Learning Division
700 Summer Street NE #350
Salem, Oregon 97301

(503) 947-1400 or (800) 556-6616

Oregon Child Care Division