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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!
** FREE class but you MUST register. **
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 x241 to make an appointment
CDA 120+ Hybrid Class:  *payment plan*

Use this payment option ONLY IF you have already spoken to Kathie, Tonya or Kristen, 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 x241

CDA 120+ Hybrid Class -  Fall 2019

The next CDA 120+ Hybrid class begins in September 2019. Class will meet one Saturday a month, at our office in Grand Rapids. There will be homework assignments, in between class meetings. The class fee is $525.00 and does not include text books. (see below)

CDA 120+ classroom hybrid (class hours + homework) - Meets one Saturday per month from September 2019 until May 2020.

Cost: $525.

Class details…
Class Dates are Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Dec. 7, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 14, April 18 and May 2
8:00am – 2:00pm

Class Location: Camp Fire West Michigan 4C office: 233 E. Fulton, Suite 107, Grand Rapids

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

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

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

Please contact Tonya for more information at 616-451-8281 ext 242, or