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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, 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, 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, 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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Rhode Island Child Care Training


National Childcare Credentials in Rhode Island:

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

Rhode Island State Childcare Training Requirements: 

 The following courses are approved by the Center for Early Learning Professionals for Rhode Island state training requirements: Biting Hurts!, Creating Schedules and Routines, Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities, Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity, A Joyful Life of Caregiving, Parents and Child CareSun Safety, Supporting Breastfeeding in Child CareToddlers in Child Care, Toilet Learning, and Understanding Children. 

Up to 10 hours of unapproved training may be used by child care center leadership and classroom staff toward the required 20 hours of annual training. Care Courses not listed above may be used for these 10 hours of training.                                

What Rhode Island Students say:

"As always everything went well with my Care Courses [A Joyful Life of Caregiving, Sun Safety, Observing, Recording and Assessing Children's Development, and Sanitation for Disease Prevention]. I will be renewing my CDA and Care Courses is helping me obtain the CEU's I need to complete this task. I will be ordering another Care Course soon." - North Providence, Rhode Island
"Everything went well with my course [Social Emotional Development in Young Children ]. It took about a week to finish up the credit time that I needed for my annual hours at work. It was nice to log on and off as time permitted. I will use Care Courses again for the upcoming year. Thank you."  - Warwick, Rhode Island

Opening a child care facility in Rhode Island:

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

Rhode Island Department of Human Services

Office of Child Care

Phone: (401) 462-3009