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New Jersey Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in New Jersey          

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

Click here for more information: National Child Care Credentials

Click here to learn how a CDA Credential 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.  

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!

New Jersey Childcare Grants and Workforce CDA Training Scholarships

The New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Family Development offers childcare grants and scholarships to support childcare programs and families.  

The New Jersey Division of Family Development also offers CDA training scholarships for childcare programs participating in the child care subsidy program. Login to your account at to learn when scholarships are currently available, view a full list of eligibility requirements and to submit your CDA training scholarship application.

When NJ Workforce CDA training scholarships are available, the scholarships provide assistance with CDA training, the online CDA assessment fee, and CDA renewal fees.  

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


What our New Jersey Students say

"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
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"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
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"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