The CDA is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education, a key step on the path of early childhood education career advancement. This mark of distinction shows teacher knowledge of how to apply essential competency standards to classroom practice. Practitioners who earn the CDA credential understand how to meet and nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of young children. The CDA is widely accepted across the country in learning standards systems.
To support your professional journey, Teachstone offers the CDA with CLASS® and CDA Renewal with CLASS® – comprehensive programs that will prepare you to obtain or renew the CDA credential through the Council for Professional Recognition.
Teachstone CDA programs offer:
Infant/Toddler, Pre-K, and Family Child Care options
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Integration of CLASS strategies
Flexibility – access course material anytime from any device with a browser
Our On-Demand CDA with CLASS® online mobile-friendly CDA training allows you to access coursework from any device and on your own time.
Personalized Guidance and Community Support
Receive guidance and specific feedback from experienced educators as you progress through the CDA in our Facilitated CDA with CLASS®! Plus, you can share experiences as you train alongside fellow educators in the program on live message boards.
Complete Training with Materials Included
Your CDA with CLASS enrollment includes a complimentary CDA Competency textbook. And, by the end of your training, you will be equipped with a completed CDA Professional Portfolio, putting you one step closer to completing the CDA application.
Enjoy engaging coursework full of videos, downloadable content, and podcasts!
The CDA with CLASS is also available as an enterprise-wide solution. If you are a center director or administrator interested in offering an educational solution to your employees, we would love to hear from you.
Hear what our students are saying about their experience in the CDA with CLASS program.
“I was very nervous at the start of this course because sometimes online classes can be difficult to navigate or understand. This course was very easy to make my way through and I understood exactly what the expectations were. It was easy to understand. I also learned a lot.”
“Taking the CDA definitely help me grow as a teacher. I have a different view now on what children can go through when they are not able to express themselves. In general, this course has helped me to become a better and stronger parent to my children.”
“Filling my professional portfolio has been such a rewarding experience, having something physically in my hand to look back on and review all my accomplishments makes me incredibly thankful and proud of all my hard work. I believe filling my binder with all of my accomplishments shows my motivation and dedication to early childhood development. I’m sad to say my journey is ending but there are so many more opportunities to expand my knowledge and accomplishments in my career choice. Thank you for following along on my journey to success!”
Teachstone proudly partners with KinderCare to provide professional development to KinderCare teachers. Teachstone delivers the CDA with CLASS online courses and training modules to meet the specific needs of educators working in a variety of childcare and educational settings across the country. KinderCare and Teachstone are working together to ensure these early childhood professionals are equipped with the essential understanding and skills required to positively affect children. KinderCare Education is an experience-based provider of early education and child care with more than 32,000 teachers and staff serving 170,000 families every day.
Teachstone proudly partners with the Council for Professional Recognition to support the early childhood education professionals who use Teachstone’s professional development programs as part of their work in obtaining the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™, a national credential developed by the Council for Professional Recognition. The Council recognizes and credentials professionals who work with children birth to five in all types of early care and education programs – Head Start, pre-k, infant-toddler, family child care, and home visitor programs.