How can I get childcare training in Massachusetts?

Greetings, Massachusetts childcare providers! I want to talk to you a little bit about how Care Courses can help you with your professional development needs.

You may already be aware that we are your one-stop-shop for satisfying the annual training requirements for those of you working as directors and staff members in child care centers and homes. If Care Courses were a baseball team, we’d be the Red Sox circa 2004 – takin’ care of business and winning World Series Championships!

Yep, it’s true. You can fulfill some or all of your Professional Development training requirement with Care Courses through the mail or online! TheMassachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (MA DEEC) accepts Care Courses for your training need. We even have a wicked awesome Massachusetts Core Competencies Chart that will break down how our courses fulfill those Core Competencies.

Interested in getting your CDA in Massachusetts? Check out our new CDA-101 Tutorial that explains all the ins and outs of the CDA process. And yes! You can use Care Courses to both get and renew your CDA.

But wait, there’s more! For those of you needing to satisfy your Diverse Learner Requirement, Care Courses has you covered. The MA DEEC defines diverse learners as “children who have special physical, emotional, behavioral, cognitive or linguistic needs or whose primary learning modality is visual, auditory, tactile or kinesthetic, who may require an adaptation in the environment, interaction or curriculum in order to succeed in their program.”

The MA DEEC has determined that one-third of Massachusetts caregivers’ professional development needs to address diverse learners. Lucky for you, these eight Care Courses can help you better understand the diverse learners in your care:

These eight Care Courses are full of information, tips, and strategies for diverse learners with physical disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, hyperactivity, and more. You’ll love that these courses cater to a range of age groups, grant a variety of clock hours, and help you implement best practices to help you create a welcoming environment for all the children in your care. For more information about this training, visit our Diverse Learner Training page.

The best part about using Care Courses for any of your professional development? As a distance-learning school, our courses are conveniently weather-proof! Because you’re free to learn the course material anywhere at any time, you can work your training around your personal schedule; no need to hassle with getting to and from a classroom (definitely a good thing when you’re snowed in by that brutal Nor’easter)!

So what are you waiting for? Call us at 1-800-685-7610 and talk to one of our student support specialists to learn more about your training requirements and how Care Courses can help. We’re open Monday through Friday, 9-5 Eastern Time.

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