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.
Child Care Licensing Requirements
However, if you plan to use Care Courses to become a qualified caregiver or volunteer, first check the regulations for your state’s age limit to legally take care of children. Visit your state page to find out your state’s child care licensing contact information. Contact licensing to learn how old you must be to work in childcare in your state!
The CDA Credential
If you wish to use Care Courses to apply for the National CDA credential, you must be at least 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or GED.
Interested in learning how to get your CDA credential? We hear this question a lot here at Care Courses! Check out our blog on what you can do with a CDA. The CDA Council for professional recognition requires applicants to be at least 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or equivalent, like a GED.
Curious which CDA setting is for you? We have a blog on that, too: How do I choose my CDA Setting?
Want to learn more about child care?
Want to learn more about child care but don’t know where to start? Check out our free course, Playing Outdoors, to learn how our training works. Then read up on time out to learn why you should never use this discipline technique with children.
Care Courses Support
Please let us know how we can be of any additional assistance! Call us: 1–800-685‑7610, Monday through Friday, 9–5 ET, or email us days, evenings, and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!