Use our courses toward a CDA Credential and for NAC and CDA renewal.
Click here for more information: National Childcare Credentials
Click here to learn how a CDA Credential can benefit you in California.
All Care Courses can be used as professional growth activities toward renewing a Child Development Permit with prior approval from your professional growth advisor.
All Care Courses are approved by the California Early Childhood Education (ECE) Workforce Registry. For California Registry training credit, please add your California Registry ID number to your Care Courses account. Thank you!
Use Care Courses to obtain and renew a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Getting a CDA certification qualifies you for the Child Development Associate Teacher Permit and may also be used as nine semester units of credit toward the overall 24 semester unit requirement for the other Child Development Permits.
To renew a Child Development Permit, you must plan a program of professional growth activities in consultation with a professional growth advisor. Permit renewal requires completion of 105 hours of professional growth activities in at least two of eleven categories and submission of the renewal documents and fee every 5 years. Speak with your professional growth advisor to see how Care Courses may be used toward the renewal categories, such as:
For detailed instructions on permit renewal, please refer to the Child Development Permit Professional Growth Manual from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Our courses are accepted in L.A. County for the education requirements for the Investing in Early Educators Stipend Program only if you already have a BA/BS (or higher) degree.
Our Lead Safety in Child Care course does not meet the Lead Poisoning Prevention requirement for California. The CA Lead Poisoning Prevention training is now fully incorporated into the required Health and Safety Training.
For those of you interested in starting a daycare or home-based childcare facility in California, 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.
Child Care Licensing Program
Phone: (916) 651-6040