Hybrid CDA Program


A Combination of Classroom, Self-Study and Online


Only Available in King and Pierce County Areas

Tuition: $600 per student * 10 student minimum

Setting: Infant/Toddler, Preschool or Family Care



Program Start Date: * Call (360) 602-0960 and speak with the training supervisor to schedule

Program End Date: 9 Month Program

Textbook Information: There are no text books to purchase.

* Combination Online, Independent, and Sessions with CDA Advisor

Includes the following:

  1. Direct Assessment Application Packet from the CDA Council for each person
  2. 8 5-hour Saturday Sessions with CDA Advisor
  3. 20 Hours Independent Study Curriculum
  4. 60 Hours Online Training
  5. 1 4-Hour Observation & Assessment by CDA Advisor

Description: Hybrid CDA Program meets the 120 clock hours of professional development required by The Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA Credential.

The program is broken into ten Instructional Units. These units focus on the six CDA Competency Standards established by The Council for Professional Recognition, the CDA Process, and how to submit the Direct Assessment Application. Each student in the Online Instructor-Supported CDA Certificate program receives support from a CDA Advisor-Instructor. The CDA Instructor is an Early Childhood specialist and has extensive experience working in a child care center.

Our student support staff will help you establish goals, and track your progress to assure your success. Our online program provides one-of-a-kind live student support 8 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week PST. Direct Assessment Application included.



Exploring the CDA




“The activities that are the easiest, cheapest, and most fun to do – such as singing, playing games, reading, storytelling, and just talking and listening – are also the best for child development.”

~ Jerome Singer