Can I Use My High School Diploma From Another Country For My National CDA?

One of the require­ments to apply for your Nation­al CDA is to have a high school diplo­ma or equiv­a­lent. One ques­tion we often get at Care Cours­es is, can I use my high school diplo­ma from anoth­er coun­try for the Nation­al CDA? 

How old do you need to be to take Care Courses?

There is no age lim­it when it comes to tak­ing Care Cours­es! The only pre-req­ui­site for our cours­es is that you can read and write flu­ent­ly in Eng­lish. How­ev­er, check with your state licens­ing agency to…

Top Five Misconceptions about Sun-Safety

Sun­light ben­e­fits us phys­i­cal­ly, behav­ioral­ly, and emo­tion­al­ly. How­ev­er, sun­light can also be dan­ger­ous. Over­ex­po­sure to sun­light dam­ages the skin and eyes and can con­tribute to skin cancer…

Reducing Children’s Stress in Child Care

Being a child can be stress­ful. Reduc­ing chil­dren’s stress in child care is impor­tant. Sources of Stress Learn­ing new things, build­ing inter­per­son­al rela­tion­ships, and nav­i­gat­ing dif­fer­ent home, school, and care envi­ron­ments are exhaust­ing expe­ri­ences for many chil­dren. These expe­ri­ences have been even more tire­some dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, which placed many chil­dren in unpre­dictable sit­u­a­tions. Con­tin­ue read­ing “Reduc­ing Children’s Stress in Child Care”

How can I get Idaho STARS training?

Care Cours­es is an approved train­er for the Ida­ho STARS pro­gram, ready to assist you with con­tin­u­ing your pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment.  Are you look­ing for STARS train­ing or annu­al clock hours or a CDA Cre­den­tial in Ida­ho? Then read on! Ida­ho Depart­ment of Health and Wel­fare Require­ments The Ida­ho Depart­ment of Health and Wel­fare accepts all ofCon­tin­ue read­ing “How can I get Ida­ho STARS training?”

Michigan Child Care Training

All Care Cours­es are accept­ed by the Michi­gan Depart­ment of Human Ser­vices towards year­ly train­ing, pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment require­ments. In addi­tion, upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of a Care Course, you can receive cred­it for it in the Michi­gan Reg­istry (MiReg­istry), towards Great Start to Qual­i­ty and towards a STARS orga­ni­za­tion rating…

Where can I get Texas childcare training?

Texas Child­care Train­ing We’re proud to call thou­sands of child­care providers in the Lone Star State our stu­dents here at Care Cours­es. Our train­ing school was found­ed in Austin in 1990, and we still design cours­es specif­i­cal­ly for Texas child­care train­ing require­ments!  So whether you’re already using our cours­es for your train­ing needs or aCon­tin­ue read­ing “Where can I get Texas child­care training?”

What Can You Do With A CDA?

The Child Devel­op­ment Asso­ciate (CDA) cre­den­tial is a nation­al­ly rec­og­nized pro­fes­sion­al cre­den­tial admin­is­tered by the Coun­cil for Pro­fes­sion­al Recog­ni­tion. The coun­cil is often called the CDA Coun­cil.  Obtain­ing a CDA cre­den­tial will advance your pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment. This achieve­ment shows oth­ers that you know how to sup­port the social, emo­tion­al, phys­i­cal, and intel­lec­tu­al devel­op­ment of young chil­dren.Con­tin­ue read­ing “What Can You Do With A CDA?”

Indoor Activities For Kids

Are you look­ing for fun indoor activ­i­ties for kids and young chil­dren in child care or at home? We know that care­givers are always look­ing for new activ­i­ties that will spark chil­dren’s imag­i­na­tion. Try out some of the below art activ­i­ties and phys­i­cal activ­i­ties for kids, and let us know how they go!

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