Child Development Associate (CDA)

Schedule Info
Language of Training: 
Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:00am
11782 Hastings Bridge Road
Hampton, GA 30228
Additional Info: 
The total fee for the class is $750.00 + $95.00 for books. Go to:, Email: to request invoice, OR call (678) 334-6381 to request invoice. Payment Plan: You must have a deposit in the amount of $150.00 before you begin the class. Payments are to be made "every" class, and the balance is due before the last day of class. The classes will be held at Amodestri Childcare Academy, 11782 Hastings Bridge Road, Hampton, GA 30228. You will need to bring with you the following items: • 1 - 3inch Binder and 1 – 2inch Binder • Tab Dividers (need at least 18 tabs) • Printed current copy of Bright From The Start Rules and Regulations and current copy of GELDS chart from • Current Resume and/or Brief Bio (1 page minimum) • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
This CDA course is designed for participants to gain the knowledge necessary to become qualified teachers of young children. This course is based on a core set of Competency Standards, which will guide childcare professionals in assisting children grow in each developmental stage. In addition, this course prepares participants to successfully complete the process of earning the CDA national credential.
Na'Keya Thomas
Trainer II
Work Phone: (678) 334-6381
Clock Hours: 
Training Format: 
Topic Area(s): 
  • Home-Based Care
  • Center-Based Care
  • Administration
Age Group(s): 
  • Ages 0 - 2
  • Ages 3 - 4
  • Ages 5 - 6
  • Ages 7 - 9
  • Ages 10+
Competency Goals
ECE 1.1
Using knowledge of young children's characteristics, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and needs to plan appropriate and responsive learning experiences
ECE 1.2
Using knowledge of the multiple influences on development and learning to create inclusive and responsive learning environments
ECE 1.3
Using developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and stimulating learning environments and relationships
ECE 1.4
Creates emotionally and physically safe environments for children
ECE 2.1
Fostering family engagement in the child’s educational experiences
ECE 2.2
Developing partnerships with families
ECE 2.3
Utilizing community resources
ECE 3.1
Using observations and assessments to plan learning experiences
ECE 3.2
Using developmental screenings to support development, growth, and learning
ECE 3.3
Sharing, reporting, and communicating assessment, observation, or developmental screening data while maintaining supportive and respectful family partnerships
ECE 4.1
Developing positive relationships with each and every child
ECE 4.2
Using a broad repertoire of developmentally responsive teaching and learning approaches, guided by applicable learning and development standards and individualized for each and every child
ECE 4.3
Intentionally planning and preparing a learning environment that nurtures each and every child’s initiative, encourages active exploration of materials, supports engagement with activities, and encourages interactions with others
ECE 5.1
Utilizing the GELDS as a framework for growth and development
ECE 5.2
Utilizing content knowledge in the GELDS Physical Development and Motor Skills domain
ECE 5.3
Utilizing content knowledge in the GELDS Social and Emotional Development domain
ECE 5.4
Utilizing content knowledge in the GELDS Approaches to Play and Learning domain
ECE 5.5
Utilizing content knowledge in the GELDS Communication, Language, and Literacy domain
ECE 5.6
Utilizing content knowledge in the GELDS Cognitive Processes and General Knowledge domain
ECE 6.1
Engaging in professional and ethical behavior
ECE 6.2
Demonstrating a commitment to ongoing professional learning
ECE 6.3
Building collaborative relationships
To develop and maintain an effective organization.
To plan and implement administrative systems that provide effective education and support programs.
To maintain and develop the facility and equipment.
To foster good community relations and to influence child-care policy that affects the program.
To maintain a commitment to ongoing personal/professional growth and development.