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

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 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 quiz. 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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Pennsylvania Child Care Training


National Childcare Credentials: Pennsylvania 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
Pennsylvania Childcare Training Requirements: All Care Courses are accepted by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services towards the annual clock hours of child care training required for those who work in child care centers, group child care homes and family child care homes. This includes directors, group supervisors, assistant group supervisors, primary staff persons, secondary staff person operators, caregivers, and aides.

All Care Courses are approved through the Pennsylvania Keys to Quality Professional Development Registry (PQAS Certified Instructor Approval Code CI-1146000). For a chart of Pennsylvania course codes, please click here. For Registry training credit, please click here.

Care Courses is an approved provider of PA Act 48.

From the Act 48 site: "Continuing Professional Education is important in Pennsylvania. Act 48 of 1999 requires all Pennsylvania educators holding Pennsylvania public school certification including Instructional I and II, Educational Specialist I and II, Administrative, Supervisory, Letters of Eligibility and all vocational certificates to participate in ongoing professional education. Pennsylvania Act 48 requires all PA certified educators to participate in ongoing professional education and must complete: six credits of collegiate study; or · six credits of continuing professional education courses; or 180 hours of continuing professional education programs, activities or learning experiences; or any combination of credits or activity hours equivalent to 180 hours (6/6/180), every five years for all types and areas of certification to maintain active status."

Click here for the Pennsylvania Act 48 Form.
What Pennsylvania students say:
"Not being physically in the classroom made it difficult to find courses to renew my teaching certification, so I truly appreciate Care Courses for offering Act 48 viable hours. I will definitely take more courses with your company in the future. Thanks once again!" - Honesdale, PA
"Enclosed please find my answer sheet and my Act 48 reporting form for the course Discipline in Child Care.

This course was so interesting and informative that I couldn't put the book down. I was reading it well into the night hours. The book was well written with concrete information that is so valuable for all teachers. I have implemented many of the ideas from the book and have been reminded of beliefs I hold so dear to my heart when it comes to children. Thank you so much for a wonderful course."

- North Wales, Pennsylvania
"Every course I do I learn more. I really enjoyed this one [Managing Health and Safety]!
- Carlisle, Pennsylvania
"I very much enjoyed taking the course on ADHD. It is such a relief to have found a place where I can simply spend professional development hours learning about topics that will increase my knowledge of education. I plan to continue to use your services and inform other colleagues of your site to complete Act 48 credits for PA. Thanks again!"
- Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
Opening a child care facility in Pennsylvania: For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Pennsylvania, 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.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Office of Child Development and Early Learning
Bureau of Certification
801 Market Street, Suite 5132
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(717) 346-9320

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