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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 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

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

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

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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Care Courses &
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
* Active or Hyperactive? 30 CPE Hours $70.00
  ADHD 10 CPE Hours $48.00
* After-School Programs 8 CPE Hours $44.00
  The Art of Child Care 20 CPE Hours $57.00
  Biting Hurts! 2 CPE Hours $18.00
  Caring for Children in Your Home 20 CPE Hours $57.00
  Child Care Administration 20 CPE Hours $57.00
  Child Development and Guidance 20 CPE Hours $57.00
  Children with Special Needs: Autism Spectrum Disorder 16 CPE Hours $55.00
  Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities 8 CPE Hours $44.00
  Children's Challenging Behaviors 10 CPE Hours $48.00
  Conferencing with Parents 5 CPE Hours $34.00
  Creating Schedules and Routines 4 CPE Hours $30.00
  Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Programs 6 CPE Hours $38.00
  Day by Day with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-24 Months 15 CPE Hours $54.00
  Discipline in Child Care  20 CPE Hours $57.00
  The Early Childhood Professional  16 CPE Hours $55.00
  Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives 5 CPE Hours $34.00
  Facilitating Staff Skill Development 14 CPE Hours $52.00
  Family Diversity 6 CPE Hours $38.00
  First Steps in Child Care: An Orientation 3 CPE Hours $25.00
  Friendly Environments, Safe Environments 6 CPE Hours $38.00
  Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity  2 CPE Hours $18.00
  Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care 8 CPE Hours $44.00
  Great Days with Kids: Curriculum and Lesson Planning 5 CPE Hours $34.00
  Hiring the Best: Staffing Solutions for Early Childhood Facilities 10 CPE Hours $48.00
  Imagination at Play 6 CPE Hours $34.00
  Improving Staff Performance 10 CPE Hours $48.00
  Inclusive Early Childhood Programs 12 CPE Hours $50.00
  Infants in Child Care 20 CPE Hours $57.00
  A Joyful Life of Caregiving 1 CPE Hours $0.00
  Keeping Infants Safe 3 CPE Hours $25.00
  Language Development in Infants 8 CPE Hours $44.00
  Learning Centers 10 CPE Hours $48.00
* Let's Play Outdoors 10 CPE Hours $48.00
  The Magic of Play 12 CPE Hours $50.00
  Making Learning Fun 20 CPE Hours $57.00
  Managing Health and Safety in Child Care 12 CPE Hours $50.00
  Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers 12 CPE Hours $50.00
  Mixed-Age Groups in Early Childhood Programs 3 CPE Hours $25.00
  Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem 20 CPE Hours $57.00
  Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development 10 CPE Hours $48.00
  Parents and Child Care 20 CPE Hours $57.00
  Partnerships with Parents 10 CPE Hours $48.00
  Preschoolers in Child Care 20 CPE Hours $57.00
* Preventing Child Abuse and Helping its Victims 5 CPE Hours $34.00
  Principles of Child Development and Learning 10 CPE Hours $48.00
  The Road to Reading 12 CPE Hours $50.00
  Safe Baby, Safe Child 5 CPE Hours $34.00
  Sanitation for Disease Prevention 5 CPE Hours $34.00
* School-Age Children: Spatial Intelligence 4 CPE Hours $30.00
  Social-Emotional Development in Young Children  3 CPE Hours $25.00
  Stress and Day Care 25 CPE Hours $65.00
  Sun Safety 2 CPE Hours $18.00
  Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care 2 CPE Hours $18.00
  Toddlers in Child Care 20 CPE Hours $57.00
  Toilet Learning 2 CPE Hours $18.00
  Transitions and Troublesome Times 6 CPE Hours $38.00
  Transportation Safety 2 CPE Hours $18.00
  Understanding Children 20 CPE Hours $57.00
  Understanding Each Other: Families, Staff and Community 9 CPE Hours $46.00
  Witnesses to Violence: Helping Children Cope in a Violent World 6 CPE Hours $38.00
  The Workplace Environment  14 CPE Hours $52.00

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, and someone who has no responsibility for outdoor parts of the curriculum should not select Let's Play Outdoors.

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