Colorado

Care Courses
Colorado Child Care Training

National Childcare Credentials in Colorado:

Use our courses toward a CDA as well as to renew your CDA, NAC or CCP.

Click here for more information: National Child Care Credentials

Click here to learn how the CDA can benefit you in Colorado.

Colorado Childcare Training Requirements:

All Care courses (with the exception of Medication Procedures in Child Care) are accepted by the Colorado Department of Human Services towards the 15 training hours required of those who work in child care centers, family child care homes and school age centers. This includes directors, substitute directors, early childhood teachers, kindergarten teachers, staff aides, volunteers, licensees, employees, providers, substitute providers, experienced child care providers, program directors, program leaders, and program aides. Please click on our Colorado Competency Areas PDF here to see how Care Courses may be used to fulfill your annual requirements.

Our course Social-Emotional Development in Young Children  meets Colorado's 3-hour training requirement in social-emotional development. Click here for more courses that can be used to fulfill this requirement.

Our course, Transportation Safety , may be used for annual training hours in Colorado, but it does not meet the Colorado Precautions in Transporting Children training requirement.

Care Courses may be used towards the 30 points of ongoing professional development hours & CEUs needed for the Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential 2.0. Care Courses is approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and our certificates of completion display the IACET logo. Care Courses grant clock hours and IACET CEUs.

Are you looking for points in high needs training for your early childhood professional credential? Call or email us at info@carecourses.com for instruction on course selection.

What Colorado Students Say:

“Thank you so much for your follow up with me. I did receive my course and have started to read it. I love your curriculum! It's informative, enjoyable, and easy to use. I also appreciate your people on the phones. They are so helpful. Thanks again!”
- Highlands Ranch, Colorado
"I have been using your courses for my CDA for quite a long time now. They are always interesting and challenging. I have my second renewal coming up in June and working on my 45 hours right now. Thank you for your cooperation and support."
- Eagle, Colorado
"This course [ Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse ] was so interesting. I truly enjoyed it. Thank you for being there for us. Looking forward to the next one."
- Colorado Springs, Colorado

Opening a Child Care Facility in Colorado:

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Colorado, please contact your state licensing using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Colorado Department of Human Services

Office of Early Childhood
Phone: (800) 799-5876 or (303) 866-5948
Email: cdhs_oec_communications@state.co.us
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