Care Courses
District of Columbia Child Care Training

National Childcare Credentials

DC Childcare Providers can use our courses toward a CDA as well as to renew your CDA, NAC or CCP.

Click for more information: National Child Care Credentials

Click to learn how the CDA can benefit you in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Childcare Training Requirements

Care Courses is in the process of becoming an approved training organization in Washington D.C. Please check back soon to learn more. At this time, early childhood professionals in Washington D.C. may only use Care Courses for the national credentials listed above.


What students in Washington D.C. say:

Child Development and Guidance
"Everything went well. I'm glad I decided to sign up. The courses [Child Development and Guidance] are amazing! Very informative."

- Washington, DC


Opening a child care facility in the District of Columbia:

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

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Division of Early Learning (DEL)
Phone: (202) 727-6436
Early Childhood Education Help Desk