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Child Development Associate Training   

With this online course in Childcare & Education offered at Smart Horizons Career Online High School, you can pursue your Child Development Associate (CDA) certification and launch your career in childcare.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Do you love working with kids? A career in child care could be perfect for you. This online course in childcare and education will allow you to earn your national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification and achieve your career goals as a teacher or child care professional. This convenient, affordable CDA class allows you to work at your own pace in a flexible, self-directed online learning environment—and go on to a fulfilling career shaping the minds of the future.

The Child Development Associate Training course was designed especially for working adults. Upon completion of the course, you will have earned the 120 hours of professional development required by the Council of Professional Recognition for CDA certification. The course is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Don't let a busy schedule keep you from the career of your dreams. If you're looking for CDA classes near you, look no further than the comfort of your own home. You can enroll anytime and fit the lessons into your life—no need to adhere to a set class schedule. Start preparing for your future now!

  1. Child Care & Education Courses – 12 CEUs
    1. Childcare & Education I
      1. Semester 1: Business Aspects of Child Care Facilities
      2. Semester 2: Personnel Techniques and Procedures
    2. Childcare & Education II
      1. Semester 1: Establishing positive relationships with parents and families
      2. Semester 2: Providing a safe and secure child care environment
    3. Childcare & Education III
      1. Semester 1: Development stages for infants, toddlers, and pre-school age children
      2. Semester 2: Effective techniques for fostering positive self esteem
    4. Childcare & Education IV
      1. Semester 1: Early childhood academic and enrichment activities
      2. Semester 2: Managing behaviors, resolving conflicts

What you will learn

  • The development stages for infants, toddlers, and pre-school-age children.
  • How to establish positive and productive relationships with personnel, parents and families, and children.
  • How to effectively manage a child care facility.
  • Procedures and strategies to provide a safe and enriching child care environment.

How you will benefit

  • Complete the professional development requirements you will need in order to apply for the National CDA Credential.
  • Prepare for a career as an elementary or middle school teacher, substitute teacher, preschool or child care provider, or nanny or babysitter.
  • Earn a certificate of completion you can add to your resume and use as a stepping stone to career success!

Alanna Taylor is an experienced academic coach who has worked in traditional, non-traditional, and online school settings. She is passionate about making positive changes in students' lives and helping them succeed by unlocking their potential. Most recently, Alanna was an online English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) teacher. Previously, she worked as a vocational evaluator, preparing and placing people with disabilities into career paths through various intelligence and career aptitude assessments. She also recently taught at a specialized school offering alternative diplomas and career placements in Saint Lucie County, Florida. Alanna holds a Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education K–12 and an ESOL Endorsement.



Child Development Associate Training                     

Fee: $850.00

This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.