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CDA Classes & CDA Renewal

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

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

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

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

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 Training Process: How It Works

Care Courses are distance-learning (online or book) courses delivered to you either via US mail or on your computer. Both formats offer the same learning content and are always available. We offer over 60 excellent, convenient courses in a wide variety of interesting, helpful topics. You have 24 months to complete your courses. Do them wherever and whenever you wish. Click here to access our entire course listing in a new window.

Create an online Care Courses account to order courses, access your order/course history, and take courses and course quizzes. Email or phone our offices for friendly, live assistance. We offer unlimited free support, free shipping (for CourseBooks), free certificates and free grading.

Choose the course delivery method (format) that is right for you:

CourseBooks, delivered via the US mail, can be carried with you wherever you go, offering the ultimate in convenience. Highlight and bookmark your work, circle answers, underline passages, and when you're finished, retain the books in your reference library. With our online quizzing option, you can log into your personal account and complete your quizzes easily whenever you wish. Most Care Courses are available in book format, and all purchased after February 14, 2012 allow two options for submitting quizzes: online or by mail. Your order and course history are easily accessed within your online account or by calling our offices.

Online Courses, accessed within the My Courses section of your personal online account, are immediately available upon purchase and can be read directly on your computer. Courses may be activated at any time, and accessed/saved as many times as needed until you are ready to submit for grading. Online courses also include a printable file (PDF) copy of the course content so that you may print some or all of the course for reading away from your computer. Quizzes for these courses are taken online, and as with the CourseBooks, your order history and course history are easily accessed within your account or by calling our offices. For a navigation video tutorial of our online course portal, please click here.

If you have questions regarding which format (CourseBook or Online Course) is best for you, email
  • Course learning content and tuition are the same for both formats, so you can choose the format that best meets your lifestyle.
  • Over 60 terrific, interesting and informative courses that cover the real-life experiences and needs of child care providers.
  • Convenient email and phone support from our staff on all courses and for your CDA.
  • Study alone or in groups.
  • For an informational video on how to study for a Care Course, please click here.

Course Submission for Grading: Read the course material, do Self Check exercises, agree to our Honor Code (included in each course), and then complete and submit Lesson Quizzes. You must make a passing score of at least 70% on each lesson (chapter) to receive the clock hours. We cannot issue partial clock hours for a course. We issue a certificate documenting the hours you have earned. (You may redo the quizzes one time if you score lower than 70%. Failure to receive a passing score on all lessons the second submission will result in no certificate, and you will be unable to take the course again for 12 months.)

Official Certificates: All Care Courses certificates are printed in our offices and mailed to you. Only original official certificates are valid, and we get them to you within days of successful course completion.

Email with questions. We are here to help!