Training Opportunities

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas is excited to continue offering expanded training opportunities for child care providers! New workshops on nature-based learning and other topics 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.

Registration for the 2019-2020 CDA program is closed.
Check back for new training opportunities!

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Child Development Associate Credential Program

New course format this year! 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 classroom training and an additional commitment to complete 39 hours of on-the-job practical application including activity documentation. Full training schedule coming soon!

Course info:

Classes will be held one Saturday each month from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Hardin-Simmons in the Johnson Building (2200 Hickory Street). The full program runs October 2019 - June 2020 with classes on the following dates: October 26, November 16, December 14, January 18, February 22, March 21, April 18, May 16, and June 27.



Registration fee: 


The cost to register for the CDA program is $35 and will be refunded upon successful completion of the course.
Payment is due at the time of registration. Refunds for cancellations will not be provided after classes have begun.


Registration deadline:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 5:00PM (registration may close early if course capacity is reached)
TRS participants are eligible for early bird registration from October 4 - October 11. 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) plus a $500 incentive for credential completion upon receipt of CDA Certification from the Council.


Registration for the 2019-2020 CDA program is closed.
Check back for new training opportunities!


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?


Contact Mindy Ross, Child Care Quality Specialist at Mindy.Ross@workforcesystem.org or (325) 795-4309.