The CDA with CLASS® Is Truly Unique

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.
User-Friendly Program
The program consists of three sequential courses that cover content and skills required for earning the CDA credential, plus the basics of the CLASS tool. You can earn 12 CEUs (4 per course) and build your CDA Professional Portfolio along the way. The program provides flexible access and scheduling with multiple enrollment options throughout the year.
Engaging Content And Community
The program comes to life with authentic classroom videos to demonstrate best practices that you can immediately apply in your own classroom. With access to the CLASS Learning Community, you will benefit from peer-to-peer discussion, facilitated feedback and strategies to enhance classroom interactions.
Experienced Online Facilitators
The CDA with CLASS is supported by online facilitators throughout the 24-week experience. Facilitators monitor and participate in discussion threads, provide feedback on assignments and encourage engagement with weekly messages and communication. When you need help, your facilitator is there to provide support and encouragement.

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.

Begin work on your Professional Portfolio

Health, Safety, and Environment

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

Continue working on your Professional Portfolio

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.

Complete your Professional Portfolio


2019/2020 Start Dates

Register for one of our upcoming CDA with CLASS programs starting on the following dates:

  • December 16, 2019 (Enrollment open November 19 – December 9)
  • January 20, 2020 (Enrollment open December 10 – January 13)
  • March 16, 2020 (Enrollment open January 14 – March 9)
  • May 4, 2020 (Enrollment open March 10 – April 27)
  • June 22, 2020 (Enrollment open April 28 – June 15)
  • July 27, 2020 (Enrollment open June 16 – July 20)
  • September 14, 2020 (Enrollment open July 21 – September 7)
  • November 2, 2020 (Enrollment open September 8 – October 26)
  • December 14, 2020 (Enrollment open October 27 – December 7)



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®.

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.