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CDA Credential Review Class
During the one hour class you will meet with one of our Education Specialists to:
  • Get an overview of what the CDA is and how you can earn it;
  • Bring all your previous training transcripts and certificates to help you make a training plan;
  • Get a binder and template to review the requirements of the Professional Portfolio.
Meets the standards of the Great Start QRIS Core Knowledge Prof

Cost: $25.00 Contact or 616-451-8281 x232 to make an appointment.
CDA 120+ Hybrid Class
CDA 120+ Hybrid Class
Our Price: $550.00
CDA 120+ Hybrid (Classroom plus homework)

Camp Fire West Michigan 4C does not know when the next Hybrid CDA Class will be. We can put you on a waiting list if you email or

We are still offering the Correspondence CDA class; go to this link to learn more

The hybrid class fee is $550.00* and does not include text books.

Class Location: Camp Fire West Michigan 4C office

233 East Fulton Street, Suite 107, Grand Rapids 49503

We also offer the CDA 120+ Correspondence class option for those unable to attend classroom classes.

Required Textbooks

• CDA Essentials for Working with Young Children textbook

• CDA Essentials for Working with Young Children workbook

• CDA Competency Standards book (Family Child Care, or Infant-Toddler, or Preschool)

The use of these three books is an integral and required part of the CDA training at Camp Fire West Michigan 4C. The text is current and reflects up-to-date research and emerging trends in early childhood education. To purchase the textbooks go to the CDA Council Bookstore online Council Online Store

Class Location: Camp Fire West Michigan 4C office: 233 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids

For details, email or call 616-451-8281 x242.

CDA 120+ Hybrid Class:  *payment plan*

Use this payment option ONLY IF you have already spoken to Tonya or Ann, and have been approved to use the Payment Plan option. This is for CDA Hybrid (classroom) ONLY.

Details: In the "notes" section, please give the NAME of the STUDENT(s), and the payment that you are making (#1, #2, #3 or #4).

Questions? email or call 616-451-8281 x232

CDA Portfolio and Application Class
We will review CDA portfolio expectations, discuss the observation, exam and application for the CDA. This is for candidates who already have their 120 hours of early childhood training (or nearly so). Bring your CDA Professional Portfolio.
Email Tonya at if you have questions!