CDA class

CC Educational Training Services, LLC


CDA Information


The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credentialâ„¢ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE.

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credentialâ„¢ is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children.  Put simply, CDAs know how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of children.




Preschool (Center-Based)

A center-based preschool setting is a state-approved child development center where a Candidate can be observed working with a group of at least eight children, all of whom are aged 3 through 5 years old. In addition, a center-based program must have: (1) at least 10 children enrolled in the program (not necessarily in the Candidate's group), and (2) at least two caregivers working with the children on a regular basis.

Infant/Toddler (Center-Based)

A center-based infant-toddler setting is a state-approved child development center where a Candidate can be observed working with a group of at least three children, all of whom are under age 3. In addition, a center-based program must have: (1) at least 10 children enrolled in the program (not necessarily in the Candidate's group), and (2) at least two caregivers working with the children on a regular basis.




Our CDA Instructor, Consuella L. Carter, Ed.S is a BftS approved, Designation III Trainer. The CDA coursework is BftS approved and she is also a PDS Specialist

*This course is now completely virtual* 

Payment of $250.00 must be paid before first day of class/ no refunds

Cost does not include materials or CDA exam and application fees



Visit the CDA Council official website for complete information on the CDA (Child Development Associate) (https://www.cdacouncil.org/about/cda-credential)  

Visit the Georgia Dept. of Early Care  and Learning BftS (Bright from the Start) website for complete information on scholarships and incentives pertaining to the CDA credential (https://www.decalscholars.com)- Our CDA program does qualify for incentives and scholarships offered through the Georgia Dept. of Early Care and Learning.