Child Care Online Courses

Here you will find online courses that you can use to learn more about the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and providing quality care for the children in your child care center or family day care home. Take advantage of the following Child Care Online Courses that prepare child care providers to meet the challenges of the day to day operations of child care programs. Remember to check with your sponsor or state agency for the most up-to-date information.


For additional online courses in food preparation and other topics of interest to child care providers, look at the Child Nutrition Online Courses page.


Please consult the "How to Register for an Online Course" guidance before you begin. When you are ready, select a course from the list below by clicking on "Register Now" to the right of the course.

Child Care
COURSE TITLECOURSE DESCRIPTIONREGISTER NOW
CARE Connection - Planning Cycle Menus in Child CarePlanning Cycle Menus in Child Care is a tool child care providers can use to plan healthy meals that look and taste great. (more...)
Target Audience: Child Nutrition Professionals
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 1.00
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CARE Connection - Planning Snacks as an Educational Activity

This course consists of three lessons that are designed to help you, the child care professional, make nutrition education a part of snack time. (more...)
Target Audience: Child Nutrition Professionals
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 1.00

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CARE Connection - Serving Adequate Foods in Child Care

This course focuses on determining the amount and frequency of foods offered throughout the day to children participating in child care programs.
Target Audience: Child Care Providers
Prerequisites: none • Hours:1.00

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CARE Connection - Serving Safe Food in Child CareThis course focuses on applying the four key concepts of the USDA Fight Bac® program: clean, separate, cook, and chill into child care programs.
Target Audience: Child Care Providers
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 4.00
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CARE Connection - Step-by-Step Menu Planning for Child CareThe Step-by-Step Menu Planning for Child Care online course is based on the Grab and Go Lesson: Step-by-Step Menu Planning from the CARE Connection resource for child care providers. Menu planning is an essential task child care providers can adopt to ensure children receive healthful meals that look and taste great.
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 4.00
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010This course is designed to introduce the key recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It will provide an overview of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and explain how to integrate them into meals provided by schools and child care facilities. (more...)
Target Audience: Child Nutrition Managers and Assistants/Technicians
Prerequisites: none Hours: 1 • SNA Key Area: 2
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