This course applies to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
In this short introductory course you will learn many ways for you and the children in your care to have wonderful and joyful days together. Includes many fun and interesting ideas and activities.
See the learning outcomes and topics below to learn more about what is covered in this course.
This course is also offered in Spanish.
Most Care Courses are offered in both book (with online testing) and fully online format. A Joyful Life of Caregiving is offered only in our fully online format. This course includes audio narration in most course sections.
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This course is accepted for the National CDA and for CDA renewal training requirements. It is also accepted for annual state training in most states.
Information on specific states:
After completing A Joyful Life of Caregiving, you will be able to discuss why your work with children is important, discuss ways to create a joyful atmosphere for children and adults, and determine the most important aspects of children’s environments.
Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.
Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.
"Everything was wonderful! I will absolutely use your services again when I need more training, and would recommend your services to anyone needing them. Thank you so much!" – Dixon, Illinois
"I am very happy with my course so far! I absolutely love the simplicity of navigating the course and my profile page to get to my courses! It allows me to focus on the material and not the technology parts of doing the course! I am even more excited that I can do these courses in my own time - it has allowed me to have the flexibility of learning while having small children at home. Finally, the support from the Care Courses School has been absolutely amazing!" - Alberta, Canada
"As always everything went well with my Care Courses [Joyful Life of Caregiving, Sun Safety, Observing and Recording Children’s Development, and Sanitation for Disease Prevention]. I will be renewing my CDA and Care Courses is helping me obtain the CEU's I need to complete this task. I will be ordering another Care Course soon." - North Providence, Rhode
"I have completed the course, A Joyful Life of Caregiving. The course was recommended by our director to remind us to find the joy in caring for children. Even though I am a financial secretary for a preschool and get bogged down in the “business” side of caring for children, and I am not in the classroom (except to volunteer on Sundays at church), it was a much needed reminder of some strategies to be the best I can be for the kids and parents, because they deserve it! I really enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it. Thank you for offering it." - Alabaster, Alabama
"The course was interesting and relevant to the work I do. The site was easy to use and I will be taking more Care Courses. Thank you for following up!" - Boise, Idaho
This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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Care Courses currently offers over 50 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.
Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion. Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.
To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.
Clock hours and CEUs are documented on official Care Courses certificates of completion which are accessed in the My Courses area of your account.
Please note: All course and certificate dates and times are on Eastern Time.