Caring for Yourself and Achieving Your Goals

3 Clock Hours / 0.3 CEUs / $25.00

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Course Overview

Embark on a journey of self-care and professional growth in Caring for Yourself and Achieving Your Goals. Tailored for all childcare professionals, caregivers, administrators and educators, this course offers valuable insights into stress management, mindfulness, and self-regulation. Learn to tackle obstacles with resilience and turn self-doubt into self-confidence. Set yourself on a path to reach your goals while avoiding job burnout. 

Choose a course format (online or coursebook) to dive into a training full of strategies for taking care of yourself while taking care of children.

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Caring for Yourself and Achieving Your Goals
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Course formats

This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component and testing) and our fully online format. The online format of this course includes audio in most course sections. Click here to learn more about Care Courses' training formats.

Acceptance information

This course is accepted for child care professional development training requirements in most states and for the CDA credential and for CDA renewal training requirements.


NAC training

The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential. Click here for more approved NAC training.

Learning Outcomes

After Completing Caring for Yourself and Achieving Your Goals you will be able to recognize how self-care can prevent job burnout and help you grow personally and professionally; identify sources, signs, and types of stress in your life; explain the importance of developing self-regulation to overcome obstacles and reaching your goals; and describe strategies to manage stress and strengthen self-regulation and resilience.

Topics Covered in Caring for Yourself and Achieving Your Goals:

  • The importance of taking care of your needs
  • Self-esteem and being assertive
  • Sources and signs of stress
  • Stress-management strategies
  • The importance of self-regulation in your personal and professional life
  • The negative effects of self-doubt and perfectionism
  • The benefits of having a sense of purpose, setting goals, and taking action
  • Simple relaxation exercises that you can blend into your daily schedule
  • Ways to increase self-awareness, mindfulness, and lead a balanced life
  • How to build resilience

Want to learn more? Read our blog about this course: How to manage stress in child care.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

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

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.

Care Courses information

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

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. 

More information on how Care Courses works can be found on our training process page. For a video tutorial of our online course portal, please visit our course navigation video.

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