Training Opportunities

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas is excited to continue offering expanded training opportunities for child care providers! New workshops are added periodically, so stay tuned. Below, providers will find details on the Child Development Associate (CDA) certification program. Registration for the CDA program opens annually and space is limited. With a variety of training topics covered throughout the course there is something for the first time caregiver and the experienced facility owner.

The 2022 CDA program will be delivered in a hybrid format.
Registration is now closed!

Child Development Associate Credential Program

The Child Development Associate (CDA) program includes 120 hours of Early Childhood training covering eight subject areas and six competencies. There will be 81 hours of training and an additional commitment to complete 39 hours of on-the-job practical application including activity documentation. 

Course info:

Program activities will be conducted in a hybrid format with online learning content and an in-person class one Saturday each month that meets from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an hour break from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch. The full program runs seven months from January - July. Classes will meet according to the schedule below:
  • January 22
  • February 26
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 21
  • June 25
  • July 23

Registration fee: 


The cost to register for the CDA program is $35.
Payment is due at the time of registration. If a facility would like to register multiple staff, please email Mindy Ross for a customized group registration form. Refunds for cancellations will not be provided after classes have begun.


Registration deadline:

Monday, January 17, 2022 @ 5:00PM (registration may close early if course capacity is reached)
TRS participants will receive priority for registration followed by other CCS providers. Don't delay, spots fill fast!



Who can participate?


Caregivers who currently meet minimum requirements of the CDA Council to be eligible to take the CDA test, and are willing to actively participate in CDA preparation for assessment.


Participant perks:


All registrants will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of the CDA test ($425).
There is a $5 sign up fee due before a spot can be secured.
Registration is still open for provider training! 
There is a $5 sign up fee due before a spot can be secured.
Registration is still open for provider training! 
There is a $5 sign up fee due before a spot can be secured.
Registration is still open for provider training! 
There is a $5 sign up fee due before a spot can be secured.

Questions?


Email Mindy Ross, Quality Initiatives Coordinator, or call (325) 795-4309.