NJ CDA training

Care Courses
New Jersey Child Care Training 

National Childcare Credentials in New Jersey: 

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 New Jersey.

New Jersey Childcare Professional Development Training Requirements

All Care Courses may be used for professional development for those who work in child care centers, early childhood programs and school-age child care programs. This includes directors, sponsor representatives, head teachers, group teachers, consulting head teachers, program supervisors and primary caregivers. Distance learning courses such as Care Courses can make up a portion of staff or directors’ continuing staff development requirements. Consult with your inspector before purchasing course(s) to learn what percentage of distance learning will be accepted for you.

Registered family child care providers should check with their sponsoring agency before purchasing training.

All Care Courses are approved in the New Jersey Workforce Registry. For New Jersey Workforce Registry training credit, please add your New Jersey Workforce Registry ID number to your Care Courses account. Once you have added it, please email us so that we can report your training. Thank you!

Training Scholarships:

Training and CDA scholarships may be available for programs participating in the child care subsidy program. Login to your account at www.NJCCIS.com to view a full list eligibility requirements and to submit your application. 

What New Jersey Students say: 

 
"I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how wonderful your courses are and how much I enjoyed doing them. As a CDA candidate I am required to have 120 clock hours. For five hours of credit I had to take a day off of work, drive two hours there and two hours back. The last one I took my car broke down and was stuck two hours away for three days. I was so discouraged. The day after the car incident my boss handed me one of your brochures that had just come in the mail. What timing! At the rate I was going (with courses scheduled about once a month that I could attend) it would be at least another year before I could file for my CDA. This all happened the end of April. By doing your courses I can now file for my CDA in four weeks. (Unfortunately, your courses do not include multimedia First Aid that I am due to renew!) But not only did your coursework enable me to get my CDA much sooner - I thoroughly enjoyed doing it. They were interesting and taught me so m much more than I usually learn at classes. Plus, I have the workbooks to use for references. Thank you so much! P.S. A special thank to Maxine Edwards! Her course was a delight!! I got into trouble with my family because I could not put it down once I picked it up. (My bowling team was not thrilled either - I brought it on league night and had to be constantly reminded that it was my turn to bowl!)"
- Barnegat, New Jersey
"I just want to let you know that Care Courses [Child Development and Guidance, Toddlers in Child Care, Principles of Child Development and Learning and Infants in Child Care] is great!!! I get my books mailed to me in a timely manner and the instructions are very thorough and easy to understand!! You guys are the best!"
- Middlesex, New Jersey
"Care Courses have been of incredible value to me! I am a college student who has taken a number of classes geared towards child development, but none that were as insightful and helpful to my career as Care Courses have been. The knowledge I have gained through your courses have far surpassed college classes, in that they concern dealing with children and examples. They have a more complete view of children and their needs. I have tried various methods of study, because I am also working towards a CDA . Care Courses were the perfect method of training for me, and I have convinced a number of my coworkers to take your courses. Thank you!!" - Tom's River, New Jersey
"What can I say, I loved everything about this course [Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem]. Every person who has a child or works with children should take this course. As a home daycare provider and a mother of 4 1/2-year-old and a 3-year-old, the information I learned is invaluable. The way the course was set up with learning objectives, self checks and lesson quizzes for each lesson, was extremely helpful. I truly enjoyed taking this course and look forward to taking my next course. Thank you."
- Verona, New Jersey

 

Opening a child care facility in New Jersey: 

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

New Jersey Department of Children and Families 

Office of Licensing

Phone: (877) 667-9845

Email: dcf_ool@dcf.nj.gov