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

"Care courses just arrived yesterday. We are thankful for this service you provide and the flexibility it allows in getting training hours completed. Thank you!”  

Robin, West Columbia, South Carolina

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Jane, Rockville, 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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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 one of these three courses for up to 10 of the required 30 hours of training for Career Ladder Level 1.

  Managing Health and Safety
  Principles of Child Development
and Learning

  Understanding Children

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
  Learning Centers
 ACD 2
  Many Ways to Learn for
Toddlers and Preschoolers

 ACD 3
  Child Development
and Guidance

 ACD 4
  Partnerships with Parents
 ACD 5
  Improving Staff

 ACD 6
  The Early Childhood Professional
 ACD 7
  Observing, Recording and Assessing Children's

 ACD 8
   Child Development
and Guidance

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):

Caring for Children 
in Your Home

Inclusive Early Childhood Programs
Making Learning Fun
Preschoolers in Child Care
Children with Special Needs:
Physical Disabilities

Infants in Child Care
Nurturing Children's

Toddlers in Child Care
Discipline in Child Care
Let's Play Outdoors