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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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Texas Teacher CPE Professional Education
The following courses are approved for Texas Teacher CPE hours.
Click on a title for more information and to order.

Courses marked with a (*) are recommended for school-age programs.

Course Title CPE Hours Tuition
* Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse 5 CPE Hours $34.00
* After-School Programs 8 CPE Hours $46.00
  Biting Hurts! 2 CPE Hours $18.00
  Child Care Administration 20 CPE Hours $60.00
  Child Development and Guidance 20 CPE Hours $60.00
  Children with Special Needs: Autism Spectrum Disorder 16 CPE Hours $57.00
  Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities 8 CPE Hours $46.00
  Creating Schedules and Routines 4 CPE Hours $30.00
  Day by Day with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-24 Months 15 CPE Hours $56.00
  The Early Childhood Professional  16 CPE Hours $57.00
  First Steps in Child Care: An Orientation 3 CPE Hours $25.00
  Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity  2 CPE Hours $18.00
  Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care 8 CPE Hours $46.00
  Infants in Child Care 20 CPE Hours $60.00
  A Joyful Life of Caregiving 1 CPE Hours $0.00
  Keeping Infants Safe 3 CPE Hours $25.00
  Making Learning Fun 20 CPE Hours $60.00
  Managing Health and Safety in Child Care 12 CPE Hours $52.00
  Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers 12 CPE Hours $20.00
  Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem 20 CPE Hours $60.00
  Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development 10 CPE Hours $50.00
  Parents and Child Care 20 CPE Hours $60.00
  Preschoolers in Child Care 20 CPE Hours $60.00
  Principles of Child Development and Learning 10 CPE Hours $50.00
  Safe Baby, Safe Child 5 CPE Hours $34.00
  Sanitation for Disease Prevention 5 CPE Hours $34.00
  Social-Emotional Development in Young Children  3 CPE Hours $25.00
  Sun Safety 2 CPE Hours $18.00
  Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care 2 CPE Hours $18.00
  Toddlers in Child Care 20 CPE Hours $60.00
  Toilet Learning 2 CPE Hours $18.00
  Transitions and Troublesome Times 6 CPE Hours $40.00
  Transportation Safety 2 CPE Hours $18.00
  Understanding Each Other: Families, Staff and Community 9 CPE Hours $48.00

The Care Courses School is an approved, registered TEA provider of CPE hours. Continuing Professional Education Provider number is: 901931.

The courses listed above may be used toward the 150 CPE hour renewal requirement for classroom teachers, and toward the 200 CPE hour renewal requirement for educators who hold professional certificate(s). Click here for the Texas CPE Tracking Worksheet.

Please select courses that fit your own particular circumstances/needs -- e.g. someone who does not work in an after-school program should not select After-School Programs.

Please click on a title for more information. Questions? Please email us at: We are happy to help!