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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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Utah Professional Development Career Ladder Training

Utah Professional Development Career Ladder Program: Providers participating in Utah's professional career ladder may use the approved Care Courses listed below for the career ladder levels as indicated for each level.

[Find Care Courses listed on the Utah site under "Professional Development: Approved Online Career Ladder Courses.]

The following courses have been approved by the Child Care Professional Development Institute:

Career Ladder Level 1 requirement: In addition to CPR/First Aid/Food Handlers, use this course for up to 10 of the required 30 hours of training for Career Ladder Level 1.

  Managing Health and Safety

Career Ladder Levels 2 and 3 requirements: You must get a minimum of 10 hours from each of the following ACDs: 40 hours total in 4 of the ACDs for Career Ladder Level 2,  and 40 hours total in the remaining 4 ACDs for Career Ladder Level 3. Use the following Care Courses for up to half the required hours for each ladder level. Questions? We are here to help!

 ACD 1
  Managing Health and Safety in Child Care

 ACD 2
  Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers
 ACD 3
  Child Development and Guidance
 ACD 6
  The Early Childhood Professional
 ACD 7
  Observing, Recording and Assessing Children's

 ACD 8
   Principles of Child Development and Learning


Career Ladder Level 4 requirement: To attain a Career Ladder Level 4 you must earn a Demonstrated Competency. One option is a CDA Credential.

 Obtain a CDA with Care Courses

Career Ladder Levels 5-8 requirements: Two options are available for obtaining Career Ladder Levels 5-8.

Option 1: Complete 40 hours of training for each of these four levels. Of the 40 hours required for each level, 20 may come from any of the courses below:

Option 2: Complete 3 CEUs of training for each of these four levels. All 3 CEUs of training may be obtained through Care Courses using any of the courses below (1 CEU = 10 Clock Hours):

Principles of Child Development and Learning
Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Child Development and Guidance

Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development
The Early Childhood Professional