PA Act 48 keystone STARS training

Care Courses
Pennsylvania Act 48

Care Courses is an approved provider of PA Act 48 professional development hours.

The following courses are accepted towards the required 180 hours of continuing professional education. Please click on a course title for more information and to order.

To report your professional development to Act 48 please complete the Act 48 Reporting Form.

Course Title Hours

Block Play

3 hours

Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

4 hours

Caring for Yourself and Achieving Your Goals

3 hours

Challenging Behavior: Positive Guidance in Child Care

6 hours

Creating Schedules and Routines

4 hours

The Early Childhood Environment: Learning Centers

10 hours

The Early Childhood Professional

16 hours

Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives

5 hours

Emergency Preparedness in Child Care

2 hours

First Steps in Child Care: An Orientation

3 hours

Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity

2 hours

Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care

8 hours

Great Days with Kids: Curriculum and Lesson Planning

5 hours

Lead Safety in Child Care

2 hours

Making Learning Fun

20 hours

Managing Health and Safety in Child Care

12 hours

Music and Movement

3 hours

Nurturing Children’s Self-Esteem

20 hours

Observing, Recording, & Assessing Children's Development

10 hours

Parents and Child Care

20 hours

Play and Learning in Early Childhood

4 hours

Playing Outdoors

1 hour

Preschoolers in Child Care

20 hours

Principles of Child Development and Learning

10 hours

Sanitation for Disease Prevention

Safe Environments in Child Care

5 hours

5 hours

Social-Emotional Development in Young Children

3 hours

Sun Safety

2 hours

Transitions and Other Troublesome Times

6 hours

Transportation Safety

2 hours

Understanding Each Other: Communicating with Families,
Staff and Your Community

9 hours

Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care

1 hour

The following courses are NOT accepted toward the required 180 hours of continuing professional education:

Biting Hurts!; Child Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences; Child Development and Guidance; Infants in Child Care; Days with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-36 Months; A Joyful Life of Caregiving; Keeping Infants Safe; Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers; Medication Procedures in Child Care; Safe Baby, Safe Child; Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care; Toddlers in Child Care; and Toilet Learning.

What Pennsylvania students say:

"Not being physically in the classroom made it difficult to find courses to renew my teaching certification, so I truly appreciate Care Courses for offering Act 48 viable hours. I will definitely take more courses with your company in the future. Thanks once again!"
 
- Honesdale, Pennsylvania
"Every course I do I learn more. I really enjoyed this one, Managing Health and Safety!
 
- Carlisle, Pennsylvania