Professional training & certification

Professional Training & Certification

The science is clear. The quality of a child’s early experiences dramatically influences their healthy development and success later in life. When educators are equipped with professional knowledge, skills and competencies, so they are better able to support a child’s development. One way we provide opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and competency is through our comprehensive Child Development Associate (CDA®) Training Package. You may be just starting out, or you may have years of experience in the field. Either way, our CDA® Training Package will enrich your work and improve the quality of care you provide.

Ready To Roll: Plan, Prepare, And Practice for Emergencies in Child Care

The daily news shows time and again how important an effective emergency plan is for you and your children. It’s top of mind for you, your children, and their families. Think Small professional development team has specifically designed this course to lead you through the creation of a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan, including local and off-site readiness. We will prepare you to effectively prevent, plan for, respond to existing risks and emergent hazards.

SELF-PACED ELEARNING

Self-paced Learning

COURSE LENGTH

4 hours

PRICE

$50.00

KCF CONTENT AREA(S)

VII.A: Establishing Healthy Practices
VII.B: Ensuring Safety

CDA CONTENT AREA(S)

I: Planning a Safe, Healthy Learning Environment

Partnering with Families to Support Healthy Habits in Young Children

The daily news shows time and again how important an effective emergency plan is for you and your children. It’s top of mind for you, your children, and their families.

SELF-PACED ELEARNING

Asynchronous eLearning

COURSE LENGTH

2 hours

PRICE

$49.95

KCF CONTENT AREA(S)

VII: Health, Safety, and Nutrition

CDA CONTENT AREA(S)

.8 Continuing Education Units are awarded for full course completion, passing quiz score of
80% or greater, and a completed evaluation

Earn your CDA® Credential anytime, from your own device.

One of the best ways to advance your career and reinforce your dedication and commitment to the early childhood field is to improve your credentials, gain better understanding of developmentally appropriate practice and reach a new level of professional skill.

CDA Training Package

Earning a Child Development Associate (CDA®) Credential is a valuable way to begin or continue your journey in lifelong learning. You may be just starting out as an Early Childhood Educator, or you may have years of experience in the field. Either way, the process you are about to begin will enrich your work with young children and improve the quality of care you provide.

SELF-PACED ELEARNING

COURSE LENGTH

120 hours

PRICE

$140.00

Why choose the cda training package?

• Includes 60 courses, equivalent to 120 hours of training
• Courses cover all 8 CDA Content Areas
• .2 CEUs awarded upon completion.

More Ways to Grow

Working with some of the best subject matter experts in the country, we’ve developed a number of courses to help you learn, develop and thrive. Click on any of the course groupings below to explore our most popular courses.

Child Development

Social & Emotional Competency

Professional Training & Certification