Family Child Care Professionals

Better Kid Care provides professional development opportunities designed specifically for family child care professionals. In addition, many of our other available modules are relevant and meaningful to the work of home-based and family child care professionals.

On Demand Distance Education

Better Kid Care’s distance education program assists child care professionals in obtaining research-based professional development. Our distance education is accepted for PA Department of Public Welfare/Keystone STARS professional development requirements. Better Kid Care is also accepted by many states for licensing or quality rating requirements. 

All modules specifically designed for home-based and family child care providers are available on our On Demand Distance Education site.  All On Demand modules are free. A $5.00 fee is required for a certificate of completion.

Health and Safety: Requirements for Certification is a 6-hour module that meets the requirements for the mandated health and safety training in several states, including PA. A Home-Based Caregiver Orientation is available that meets Keystone STARS Core Series Training Requirements. 

Modules for Family Child Care Providers

Complete On Demand Lesson List 

Module list for home-based and family child care providers
(ESP = also available in Spanish)


The Basics for Caring for Children in Your Home is a series of tip, activity and lunch/snack ideas.

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