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

 Creating Schedules and Routines

4 hours

 The Early Childhood Professional

16 hours

 Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives

5 hours

 First Steps in Child Care: An Orientation

3 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

 Nurturing Children’s Self-Esteem

20 hours

 Observing, Recording, & Assessing Children's Development

10 hours

 Parents and Child Care

20 hours

 Preschoolers in Child Care

20 hours

 Principles of Child Development and Learning

10 hours

 Sanitation for Disease Prevention

5 hours

 Social-Emotional Development in Young Children

3 hours

 Transitions and Other Troublesome Times

6 hours

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

9 hours

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

Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse; Biting Hurts!; Child Development in Guidance; Emergency Preparedness in Child Care; Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity; Infants in Child Care; A Joyful Life of Caregiving; Keeping Infants Safe; Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers; Safe Baby, Safe Child; Sun Safety; Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care; Toddlers in Child Care; Toilet Learning; and Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care.

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, PA
"Every course I do I learn more. I really enjoyed this one [Managing Health and Safety]!
- Carlisle, Pennsylvania