Child Development Associate Classes

Now offered online!

Registration for the 2021-22 Child Development Associate course is now closed. Check back next year for enrollment!

The CDA is an internationally recognized, entry-level credential sponsored by the Council for Professional Recognition (, and gives educators the qualifications they need to become directors and leaders in the Virginia child care community. 

Participants in this class must already be working in an early childhood setting, or able to volunteer in an early childhood setting on a regular basis.


Online Course

For the 2021-22 course year, the CDA class will be offered online with two schedule options. Group A will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month, and Group B will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Classes begin in September 2021. 

Group A Full Class Schedule

Group B Full Class Schedule

ENROLLMENT CLOSED for this course year


Interested in a payment plan? Learn more here about our options for a 4-month or 9-month payment plan.

Payment Plan Information

Joan Rowe | Early Head Start Education Manager