Have you always wanted a career in early childhood education? The Child Development Associate (CDA) credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education. Family Service CDA class helps you successfully earn your CDA credential.
Be one step closer to your career goals in early childhood education by completing a CDA class.
Orientation for our next CDA Class is Dec 11. Register today.
The CDA credential is nationally recognized and showcases the “individual’s ability to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of a child.”
Family Service’s 13-week class prepares you for the infant, toddler, pre-k, and family care center credential allowing you to work with children from birth to five years of age, all while checking off the list of requirements for you to sit for the CDA examination.
- Career advancement
- Financial training and assistance
- Increases opportunities
- Builds confidence in your skills
- Shows your commitment to early childhood education
- 100% portfolio assistance
- Assistance in gaining the 480 hours of prep
- College prep
- Books included in the course fee
Books are included in our fees, and all our students are offered financial training. The class offers guidance on key requirements for the CDA exam, helping students feel confident and prepared to take the next step. At the end of the course, participants have six months to apply to sit for the CDA exam. Our trained team is there to assist throughout the entire process.
Financial assistance and support are provided on an individual basis. Reach out to us to start reaching your CDA goals.
The orientation for our next class is on
Locations and Times
Classes are offered at:
Family Service Neighborhood Place
3014 Rivas St.
CDA classes meet twice a week for 13 weeks. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Currently, classes are held virtually.
Making a Difference
“I had a great opportunity to take my CDA class. I have worked for several years in the kitchen but now that I have my CDA credential, I have an opportunity to work more closely with children. I’m very happy and proud to have finished the class. Thanks to my instructor Ms. Melinda for being a great teacher.”Flora Zuniga
“I always wanted to be a teacher and work in young childhood [education]. Finding out about the program made a huge difference and helped make that a possibility!”Anna Rodriguez
“I previously worked in higher education, but after having my daughter, I needed something more flexible. I want to stay in education, but my daughter is central to my personal and professional advancement goals. I always ask, how will she fit in?”Melisa Martinez
Find the answers to your questions here
How long is the CDA course?
Our CDA class is for 13 weeks. We meet twice a week for three hours.
How much does the course cost?
he course is a paid 13-week training, scholarships are available to cover the full cost of the course. Family Service works with students on an individual basis for cost. Please inquire for more information on our CDA course.
What is included in the overall cost of the CDA Class?
Books, portfolio assistance, college prep, and 480 hours of completion.
What happens after I complete the CDA class?
The CDA class helps you meet the requirements for your CDA credential. After completing the course, you have six months to take your CDA exam.
Does the CDA class meet in person?
Usually, our CDA class does meet in person twice a week. Due to COVID, we are meeting mixture of virtually and in person to complete the course, depending on each participant’s access to technology and needs. Orientation is completed in person with extra precautions in place such as temperature checks, signing in, and mask requirements.