A Joyful Life of Caregiving

1 Clock Hour / 0.1 CEUs / $12.00

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Course Description

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.

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A Joyful Life of Caregiving
Online Course - English
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Course formats

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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Acceptance information

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:

  • Maryland: This course can be used as elective training hours.
  • Minnesota: This course is not accepted by MNCPD.
  • Oklahoma: This course grants one hour of informal credit.

Learning outcomes

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.

Topics covered

  • Ways to create a joyful atmosphere for children and adults
  • Why your work with children is important
  • Ways to take care of yourself


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

What our students say about A Joyful Life of Caregiving

"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

Completion deadline

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.

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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. If you fail to get a 70% on your second attempt, we will ask you to contact us at info@carecourses.com. We will review your course and be in touch.

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