Making the choice to begin your journey as a CDA candidate sets you apart as a professional in the early childhood industry.  When you join an Early Connections CDA class, either face to face or online, you’ll receive expert instruction from start to finish, and be ready to apply to the Council for your certification, even if you haven’t taken a test since high school!! And if you need extra assistance, you’ll find our CDA Review sessions open for you to attend at no extra charge if you’re a current student in good standing.

On a budget? Our payment plans make the CDA affordable, too!

Face to face classes:

Our sessions meet at host sites around the city, for a total of 10 sessions spread over 20 weeks.  Most classes meet on Saturday.  Want a custom schedule? Your center can host when you have five or more teachers who want to complete their program of study.

Call 770-594-6566 to ask about the Host Site CDA training discounts for the face to face classes!

Online CDA Classes:

If you can use facebook and email, you can use our online CDA portal.  After you complete the webinar orientation on your computer, you will log in to your own portal, and can move at your own pace. You’ll have your own coach to help you through the process, and graduate with your portfolio complete and ready to apply to the council. Call 770-594-6566 or send an email to if you’d like a custom tour of the portal.