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About Care Courses


Offering Childcare Professional Development Since 1990

The Care Courses School (we usually go by just "Care Courses") has been a distance learning school specifically for early childhood professionals since 1990. We started with correspondence courses (we call them CourseBooks) and have learned over the years that while having a book in your hand (and later on your reference shelf) is an excellent learning tool, there are many benefits to online learning as well.

This is why we offer what we think of as the "best of both worlds" - CourseBooks that come with an online component and testing.

Don't want to wait for a book to arrive in the mail? We also offer our training in a completely online format. Read more here about our two course formats

CDA Credential Training and IACET Accreditation

We offer early childhood (ECE) training that has helped thousands of early childhood professionals get their CDA (Child Development Associates Credential) as quickly and painlessly as possible, while at the same time helping them better understand their children and business.

Our courses are accepted by most states for their continuing education, professional development, and registry requirements. To learn more about your state, click here: state childcare training information

We are an IACET accredited child care training institution, and all of our course certificates display the IACET seal. In 2017 we were one of the original organizations to become a CDA Gold Standard Training Organization with the CDA Council for Professional Recognition. In 2022 we became an official partner of the CDA Council. Additionally, we are a Recognized Training Organization with the National Workforce Registry Alliance.

Our authors and trainers consistently work to produce interesting courses on relevant topics that will help with all areas of child care management. Click here for information on our authors and trainers: Authors & Trainers. If you have professional development topic requests, please let us know!