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Free online child care training

Updated March 23, 2017

Child care training prepares and equips you with knowledge to succeed in caring appropriately for young children from birth through school-age. Training costs can vary from very expensive to no cost at all. Many online child care training courses cost absolutely nothing.

Purpose

Free online child care training makes child care knowledge available at no cost for those who wish to gain expertise in the field of child care.

Benefits

Primary benefits include convenience and cost. Taking child care training courses online brings the course to the comfort of your home, or wherever you'd like to access a computer. Additionally, you don't have to pay anything to take the child care training courses, so there is no financial impact.

Considerations

You may not get official credit for completing online child care training courses that don't cost anything. If you're planning to apply to a job that requires you have a certain number of training hours for consideration, the employer may not recognise unofficial training, or training not provided by an accredited programme or school.

Length of Courses

The length of free online child care training courses varies from just 30 minutes to over an hour depending on the course content. Most courses allow you to stop and go, so if something comes up while you're taking the course online, you can stop and come back to it. Most times all you have to do to continue is log back in and the course should begin again where you left off. You'll want to make sure that option is available before beginning an online training course.

Warning

According to Legal-Dictionary Online, forgery is, "The creation of a false written document or alteration of a genuine one, with the intent to defraud." Forging records to look official from a free online course that doesn't offer official credit, and submitting the documents with a job application is not only unethical but unlawful. Make sure you understand what courses are acceptable for any training or professional development requirements.

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About the Author

Tandeace Hairston's articles appear in relationship and family publications. She's been named "Best Writer" by the National Association of Black Journalists, is founder and president of HeartShape Relationship Advocacy, Inc. and is publishing her first book on healthy relationships in 2012. Hairston holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Temple University and a Master of Arts in Christian counseling from Jacksonville Theological Seminary.