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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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Virginia Child Care Training 

National Childcare Credentials in Virginia: 

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

Virginia Childcare Training Requirements 

All Care Courses may be used towards the annual clock hours of training and staff development activities for those who work in child day centers and family day homes. This includes caregivers, program leader, program directors, administrators, assistants, aides and substitute providers.

What Virginia students say: 

Child Care Administration Cover "Our staff has always been very pleased with your services. They enjoy being able to get training hours on their own time, have liked the variety of topics available, and are always impressed at how quickly the books arrive and the tests are graded. Thank you for your services!” – Harrisonburg, Virginia
After-School Programs Cover "I received my order and was very surprised at how fast I received it. I just completed reading the book and getting my thoughts together for the test. I found the book [After-School Programs] to be very informative as I am in charge of our After School program and our Summer Camp program. I got some great ideas on some of the changes that we could implement into our program. I enjoy being able to get my training at home and enjoyed taking my book outside during the nice evenings and reading!!!! I look forward to the other courses that I plan on taking in the future." - Colonial Heights, Virginia
Child Development and Guidance Cover "All went well receiving my course order [Child Development and Guidance], as always. Thank you for having these courses available. The courses are always very informative & refreshing. It is also so nice to be able to go at your own pace in the comfort of your home. I was very happy to find the courses a few years back and will for sure be using them for years to come. Thanks again. :)" – Henrico, Virginia
Many Ways to Learn Cover "I just completed the course on the eight intelligences, 'Many Ways to Learn,' and even though I had received teaching on this before, I still found your course to be informative and I learned new information. I love the convenience of being able to complete my required hours of training hours by taking Care Courses and fitting them into my schedule. Thanks!"
- McGaheysville, Virginia
  "I am an experienced teacher, administrator and mentor. I recently left Fairfax County Public Schools to live in the Shenandoah Valley area. I now work at a very nice preschool, and as a result was introduced to Care Courses. As I am sure you are aware, I had to take many classes to remain certified for the state and county, while at FCPS. I am so pleased with my Care Course experience. It is professional, informative and easy to manage.  I look forward to taking more Care Courses in the future. Your organization provides education to teachers and childcare professionals in a very meaningful way." - Broadway, Virginia

Opening a child care facility in Virginia: 

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Virginia, please contact your state licensing using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Virginia Department of Social Services 

Division of Licensing Programs

Phone: (800) 543-7545 or (804) 692-2394 (Richmond Area Only)

Virginia Child Day Care Licensing