Online child care courses are available at websites such as CareCourses.com, CCEIOnline.edu and ChildCareTraining.org. Some, but not all companies have offerings that count toward the Certified Developmental Associate credential.
Care Courses has online training classes that apply to Certified Developmental Associate certification and renewal. Students in these courses can access support from instructors via phone or email. Spanish care courses are also available. Course offerings include infant safety, children's challenging behaviors and conflict resolution in child care.
ChildCare Education Institute offers several online certificate programs that meet the training requirements of the Council for Professional Recognition's Certified Developmental Associate credential and renewal. Supportive services include assistance from education coaches. The curriculum is self-paced, and courses are available in categories such as child development, inclusion and special needs, guidance and discipline, and administration and management.
ChildCareTraining.org offers child care development coursework that is approved in 15 U.S. states, including Florida, Montana, New York, and North Carolina. These courses do not carry continuing education credits and can't be applied to an existing Certified Developmental Associate; however, courses may count toward obtaining new Certified Developmental Associate credentialing as training hours. Course topics include curriculum, diversity, health and well-being, program management, and family and community partnerships.