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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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Care Courses Training Process

Care Courses® Training Process: How It Works

Care Courses® are distance-learning courses for early childhood professionals. We are an early childhood training organization that offers excellent and convenient distance-learning courses in a wide variety of interesting and helpful topics. Students can do their courses wherever and whenever they wish. We have helped thousands of early childhood professionals meet their state training and director credential requirements, get and renew their CDA credential and renew their NAC credential for over 30 years! Click here to access our entire course listing in a new window, and click here to learn about our CDA training program. 

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

Course formats:

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. Your order history, course history, and beautifully redesigned certificates are easily accessed within your account. To see our team member Lauren access her online certificate, please click here.

Online Courses, accessed within the My Courses section of your personal online account, are immediately available upon purchase and are completed 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 your order history, course history, and certificates are easily accessed within your account. For a navigation video tutorial of our online course portal, please click here.

Questions? 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 quizzes and assessments. 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 an online 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.)

A link to your official certificate will be located to the right of successfully passed courses in the My Courses area of your online Care Courses account. Select the “View Certificate” link next to a successfully completed course to download, view, email and/or print your certificate.

Email with questions. We are here to help!