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Pennsylvania Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in Pennsylvania

Use our courses toward a CDA Credential and for NAC and CDA renewal.

Click for more information: National Child Care Credentials.

Click to learn how a CDA Credential can benefit you in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Childcare Training Requirements

All Care Courses (with the exception of Child Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver's Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences) are accepted by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for the annual clock hours of child care training required for child care centers, group child care homes and family child care homes. This includes directors, group supervisors, assistant group supervisors, primary staff persons, secondary staff person operators, caregivers, and aides.

All Care Courses (with the exception of Child Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver's Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences and Safe Environments in Child Care) are approved in the Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality Registry as PQAS approved trainings. To get Pennsylvania Keys training credit, please add your PA Keys Registry ID number to your Care Courses account. Thank you!

Pennsylvania Act 48 Training

Care Courses is an approved provider of PA Act 48 professional development. Click to view our Act 48 course listing.

Opening a child care facility in Pennsylvania

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Pennsylvania, 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.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Phone: (717) 346-9320

What our Pennsylvania students say

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"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
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"Every course I do I learn more. I really enjoyed this one, Managing Health and Safety!

- Carlisle, Pennsylvania