The CDA with CLASS® Is Truly Unique

The Only CDA with CLASS

While there are many CDA programs available, there is only one program with CLASS®. Teachstone provides educators with the research-proven insights, skills and strategies needed to improve the most critical component of teaching quality – interactions.

The Tools You Need to Prepare for the CDA

In the CDA with CLASS programs, you’ll find authentic classroom videos to demonstrate best practices that you can immediately apply in your own classroom. We include the Competency Standards book (a $25 value), needed to prepare and apply for your CDA. Additionally, you’ll receive access to our CLASS Learning Community where you can ask questions and benefit from peer-to-peer discussions. And by the end of your training, you will also be equipped with a completed CDA Professional Portfolio, putting you one step closer to completing the CDA application.

Work at Your Own Pace or Get Personalized Guidance

The CDA with CLASS is offered in two formats – a convenient on-demand, self-guided course or a fully-facilitated course with experienced educators who offer specific feedback and strategies.

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Work at Your Own Pace with Our On-Demand CDA with CLASS®

The On-Demand CDA with CLASS is an affordable, convenient online courses that supports educators seeking to fulfill the training 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 CDA training on your own time and from any device.

Enroll today to receive access to the training for one year from your enrollment date.

Our Facilitated CDA Program Provides Guidance and Support

This online group program is facilitated by a friendly and helpful team of educators to guide you through the CDA process. Throughout the program, 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.

There are 3 courses in the program, 8 weeks per course, for a total of 24 weeks.

2021 Program Dates: 

  • January 11, 2021 (Enrollment open December 8 – January 8)
  • March 1, 2021 (Enrollment open January 5 – February 26)
  • April 19, 2021 (Enrollment open February 23 – April 16)
  • June 7, 2021 (Enrollment open April 13 – June 4)
  • July 26, 2021 (Enrollment open June 1 – July 23)
  • September 13, 2021 (Enrollment open July 20 – September 10)
  • November 1, 2021 (Enrollment open September 7 – October 29)
  • December 13, 2021 (Enrollment open October 26 – December 10)

Our Programs Cover All You Need to Know 

Understanding Child Development 

Understanding child development, including milestones for cognitive, physical, and social-emotional growth; first and second language acquisition, developmental delay, and introduction to the CLASS tool focused on high-quality teacher-student interactions.

Health, Safety and Environment

Health, safety, and nutrition in early childhood settings, emergency preparedness, family engagement, community resources, and developmentally appropriate learning environments.

Application to Teaching and Learning

Overview of CLASS domains and strategies, planning effective lessons, managing time and space in the classroom, use of data to improve instruction, and meeting individual needs in diverse student populations.

In addition you will receive the support you need to complete your professional portfolio along the way!


Already have your CDA?

If you already have a CDA and are nearing renewal, we invite you to learn more about our CDA Renewal with CLASS®.

Are you an administrator looking to implement the CDA for your program?

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.

Teachstone Serves the CDA Student Community with Excellence

We received CDA Gold Standard certification from The Council for Professional Recognition.  This award signifies that our programs meet the Council’s high standards for providing quality early childhood education training to students who prepare for the CDA Credential exam and a career as an early childhood educator.