Training Opportunities

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas is excited to offer training opportunities for child care providers to improve the quality of care at their facilities! Providers can choose from individual training workshops or opt to complete the entire program and receive their Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. With a variety of training topics there is something for the first time caregiver and the experienced facility owner.

The 2019 CDA program is now CLOSED! Stay tuned for details on our 2020 training schedule.

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Child Development Associate Credential Program

Two course formats now offered! Participants can choose to complete the traditional track of the credential program and attend in-person training sessions, or register for the online program offered by the Texas Workforce Commission in partnership with Frog Street Press. For both options, 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. Online participants will complete course material independently, but are invited to participate in Saturday sessions for support developing the CDA portfolio.

Registration fee: 


The cost to register for the CDA program is $35.
Payment is due at the time of registration. Refunds for cancellations will not be provided after classes have begun.
***Registrants of the online cohort will also be assessed an additional $50 course fee midway through that is paid by Workforce Solutions for participants on track for course completion.***


Registration info:

Online course: Coming soon!
Traditional (in-person) course: Coming soon!
Early bird registration is offered for TRS participants



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:


Scholarship details will be released when registration begins for 2020.

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Individual Child Care Provider Trainings

A very limited number of spots will be available for Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas providers to attend Tuesday/Thursday classes outside of the CDA credential program. These trainings are only offered as individual courses for training hours. Registrations are accepted one month at a time for trainings offered within that month.

Registration fees: 


Basic individual courses - $5
Courses with provided materials - $10
Payment is due at the time of registration. Training spots will not be secured until payment is made.
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.