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CDA

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The Only Child Development Associate Preparation Program Powered by CLASS®

 

Take control of your professional journey and enroll in a CDA with CLASS program that is right for you. Receive the comprehensive support, tools, and guidance to complete the required professional education and portfolio requirements while building your understanding of quality teacher-child interactions.

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CDA with CLASS® (On-Demand - CEUs)
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The On-Demand CDA with CLASS is an affordable, convenient online program that supports educators seeking to fulfill the professional education requirements of the CDA. Our self-guided platform is simple and easy to navigate. Elements of CLASS are infused in the course to help you focus on the importance of interactions. Work through your 120-clock hours (12 CEUs) of CDA professional education on your own time and from any device.

CDA with CLASS® (Facilitated - CEUs)
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This 24-week online group course is facilitated by a friendly and helpful team of educators to guide you through the CDA process. Throughout the course, they will be available to answer questions, provide specific feedback and grade your assignments. They will also help you build your portfolio and coursework while growing your knowledge of CLASS. You will advance through the program with a community of other learners. Not only will you be prepared to earn the credential, you will learn skills for improving interactions with the children in your care. Work through your 120+ clock hours (19 CEUs) of CDA training professional education on a guided, yet self-paced schedule from any device. The cost includes your choice of Infant-Toddler, or Preschool, or the Family Child Care CDA Competency Standards book.

Our 2023 Cohorts are:

  • January 9, 2023 (Enrollment Opens December 5th, Closes January 9th)
  • February 27, 2023 (Enrollment Opens January 9th, Closes February 27th)
  • April 17, 2023 (Enrollment Opens February 27th, Closes April 17th)
  • June 5, 2023 (Enrollment Opens April 17th, Closes June 5th)
  • July 24, 2023 (Enrollment Opens June 5th, Closes July 24th)
  • September 11, 2023 (Enrollment Opens July 24th, Closes September 11th)
  • October 30, 2023 (Enrollment Opens September 11th, Closes October 30th)
  • December 18, 2023 (Enrollment Opens October 30th, Closes December 18th)
NEW! CDA with CLASS® (Facilitated - 9 ECE college credits)
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Like the facilitated program, this 24-week online group course is guided by a friendly and helpful team of educators to guide you through the CDA process and support your college credit goals too. Throughout the course, they will be available to answer questions, provide specific feedback and grade your assignments. They will also help you build your portfolio and coursework while growing your knowledge of CLASS. You will advance through the program with a community of other learners. Not only will you be prepared to earn the credential, you will learn skills for improving interactions with the children in your care. Work through your 9 college credit hours of CDA training professional education on a guided, yet self-paced schedule from any device. The cost includes your choice of Infant-Toddler, or Preschool, or the Family Child Care CDA Competency Standards book.

Our 2023 Cohorts are:

  • January 9, 2023 (Enrollment Opens December 5th, Closes January 9th)
  • February 27, 2023 (Enrollment Opens January 9th, Closes February 27th)
  • April 17, 2023 (Enrollment Opens February 27th, Closes April 17th)
  • June 5, 2023 (Enrollment Opens April 17th, Closes June 5th)
  • July 24, 2023 (Enrollment Opens June 5th, Closes July 24th)
  • September 11, 2023 (Enrollment Opens July 24th, Closes September 11th)
  • October 30, 2023 (Enrollment Opens September 11th, Closes October 30th)
  • December 18, 2023 (Enrollment Opens October 30th, Closes December 18th)
CDA Renewal with CLASS®: Interactions Matter Pre K (On-Demand)
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Earn 4.5 CEUs with a CDA Renewal course that meets the requirements for renewing your CDA credential.

Educators with their CDA credential know that in order to grow, children need to be connected, engaged, and challenged. This 16-week online group course is guided by a friendly and helpful team of educators to help you secure the professional education you need to renew your credential. CDA Renewal with CLASS course is an opportunity for you to expand your understanding of children’s developmental needs and how you can support them in partnership with colleagues, families, and community. The CLASS framework is at the center of all this learning. You will grow and refine your understanding of CLASS in ways that make you a better educator each and every day. This course will open to you on the day you register.

The CDA Renewal course includes the following units:

Unit 1: The Developing Child and CLASS
Unit 2: Your Interactions and CLASS
Unit 3: A Closer Look at CLASS
Unit 4: Planning with CLASS
Unit 5: Interacting with Family
Unit 6: Interacting with Colleagues and Community

CDA Renewal with CLASS®: Interactions Matter Infant / Toddler (On-Demand)
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Earn 4.5 CEUs with a CDA Renewal course that meets the requirements for renewing your CDA credential.

Educators with their CDA credential know that in order to grow, children need to be connected, engaged, and challenged. This 16-week online group course is guided by a friendly and helpful team of educators to help you secure the professional education you need to renew your credential. CDA Renewal with CLASS course is an opportunity for you to expand your understanding of children’s developmental needs and how you can support them in partnership with colleagues, families, and community. The CLASS framework is at the center of all this learning. You will grow and refine your understanding of CLASS in ways that make you a better educator each and every day. This course will open to you on the day you register.

The CDA Renewal course includes the following units:

Unit 1: The Developing Child and CLASS
Unit 2: Your Interactions and CLASS
Unit 3: A Closer Look at CLASS
Unit 4: Planning with CLASS
Unit 5: Interacting with Family
Unit 6: Interacting with Colleagues and Community