How to Find Free or Scholarships for Online Child Care Classes

There are many options for you when looking for free online child care classes. Beware of programs the advertise free training or classes but then charge to receive a certificate.

Try a free online class at Child Care Lounge

You may find non profit agencies offer free classes.

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns, This online class from the CDC nhelps you fulfill this role by providing tools and best practices for monitoring the development of children in your care and talking about it with their parents.

One Step at a Time: Helping Young Children Be Physically Active!—Bright Futures Obesity Prevention Training for Child Care Providers, 

Check you state child care training registry. Many states offer free or subsidized training.

ELCD-Approved Training Opportunities In California The Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD)-approved training options listed below are funded or subsidized by the California Department of Education (CDE), and are available at no cost or at a reduced cost 

Some universities offer free classes on a number of topics to be used for personal development.

Free Classes at Harvard

Yale Classes on Coursera

The are many sources for scholarships for discounted online CDA  and child care classes

Scholarships for CDA classes

TEACH scholarships


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