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
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
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

 
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

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
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
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
Webinar - Creating an Active, Healthy EnvironmentCreating and Active, Healthy Environment presented by Connie Evers, M.S. R.D. on April 14, 2009 (more...)
Target Audience: Child Nutrition Professionals
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 1.00
 
Webinar - Incorporating MyPlate in the Child Care ClassroomIncorporating MyPlate in the Child Care Classroom was presented on February 7, 2013. Christanne provided strategies child care professionals can use to motivate parents to use MyPlate at home, resources that are available to aid parents in following the recommended dietary guidelines, and methods of aiding parents in selecting healthy food items. (more...)
Target Audience: Child Nutrition Professionals
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 1.00

Webinar - Introducing MyPlate to Parents of Young ChildrenIntroducing MyPlate to Parents of Young Children was presented on January 24, 2013. Christanne provided strategies for introducing MyPlate to young children, demonstrated how to incorporate MyPlate into age appropriate activities, and gave ideas for introducing young children to the five food components. (more...)
Target Audience: Child Nutrition Professionals
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 1.00

Webinar - Playing, Learning, and Growing an Overview of Early Childhood EducationPlaying, Learning, and Growing an Overview of Early Childhood Education presented by Connie Evers, M.S., R.D. on March 17, 2009. (more...)
Target Audience: Child Nutrition Professionals
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 1.00
Webinar - Using Children's Storybooks as a Basis for Nutrition EducationUsing Children's Storybooks as a Basis for Nutrition Education presented by Connie Evers, M.S. R.D. on March 31, 2009. (more...)
Target Audience: school nutrition professionals
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 1.00
Webinar - Serving Safe Food in Child Care, Lesson 1: CleanServing Safe Food in Child Care, Lesson 1: Clean presented by Virginia Gray, PhD, R.D. ;on June 16, 2009. (more...)
Target Audience: school nutrition professionals
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 1.00
 
Webinar - Serving Safe Food in Child Care, Lesson 2: SeparateServing Safe Food in Child Care, Lesson 2: Separate presented by Virginia Gray, PhD, R.D. on June 24, 2009. (more...)
Target Audience: school nutrition professionals
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 1.00
Webinar - Serving Safe Food in Child Care, Lesson 3: CookServing Safe Food in Child Care, Lesson 3: Cook presented by Virginia Gray, PhD, R.D. on July 14, 2009. (more...)
Target Audience: school nutrition professionals
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 1.00
Webinar - Serving Safe Food in Child Care, Lesson 4: ChillServing Safe Food in Child Care, Lesson 4: Chill presented by Virginia Gray, PhD, R.D. on July 28, 2009. (more...)
Target Audience: school nutrition professionals
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 1.00

Webinar - What are the Nutritional Benefits of MyPlate?What are the Nutritional Benefits of MyPlate? was presented on January 10, 2013. Christanne will provides information on the MyPlate basics, discusses MyPlate versus the Food Pyramid and gives the benefits of following the recommended dietary guidelines.(more...)
Target Audience: Child Nutrition Professionals
Prerequisites: none • Hours: 1.00