Early childhood providers pursue training not only to advance their careers but also to build their skills and understand best practices so they can provide children with the best possible care and instruction.
The most widely recognized credential in the field is the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™. With the CDA, which is administered by the Council for Professional Recognition, ECE professionals increase knowledge, build confidence, and prepare for leadership roles.
Continued offers online courses that meet the learning requirements for the CDA Credential and CDA renewal. A Continued ECE membership includes access to the entire library of 250+ practical, research-based training courses, including CDA courses that you can take to earn the hours you need to apply for or renew your CDA Credential. Continued courses, including CDA courses, are accepted by most ECE state registries. To find courses to meet your registry requirements, search the Course Library and select your state from the State Approvals menu.
Earning your CDA credential
Continued offers courses you can take to earn the 120 clock hours you need before applying for your CDA Credential. Access to these courses is included in your $99 membership.
Renewing your CDA Credential
Continued offers courses you can take to earn the 45 clock hours you need before renewing your CDA Credential. Access to these courses is included in your $99 membership.