Welcome to Atlas Training...
A CDA Training Program in Child Development

Training includes portfolio development!

We look forward to working with you as we take you start to finish until you earn your CDA.

Atlas Training is a CDA Training program in Child Development. It offers Competency-Based Education (CBE) to participants on an interactive learning platform and is an alternative to the traditional online model of watching videos and taking a multiple choice quiz to demonstrate knowledge. Participants enrolling in Atlas Training work through one module at a time and demonstrate that they understand and can apply what they learn prior to moving on to the next module. Progress is based on demonstration of proficiency and/or mastery of the 13 functional areas of the national CDA and is measured through assessments that include discussions, assignments, reflections and multiple choice quizzes.

Though Atlas Training is a nine month program, students have flexibility within each month to complete work at their own pace. Content mastery is the focus, rather than students completing training just to earn hours to use towards the credential.

Learn more about Atlas Training by clicking on the ‘About Us’ link above. Once you are prepared to continue your path to earning your CDA, please follow this link to create your account:

Once you create your account, you will choose one endorsement area.

Available CDA Training Courses

To register and purchase your CDA Training Course (120+ hours of training), please click on the course title below.

This 120-hour CDA Training allows teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers to learn about Child Growth and Development and Developmentally Appropriate Practices for children ages birth-5. Come learn with others who work with infants and toddlers and prepare to earn your CDA endorsement in Infant/Toddler Care.

This 120-hour CDA Training allows preschool teachers to learn about Child Growth and Development and Developmentally Appropriate Practices for children ages birth-5. Come learn with others who work with children ages 3-5 and prepare to earn your CDA endorsement for work with Preschoolers.

This 120-hour CDA Training is designed for Family Child Care Providers who care for children. Participants learn about Child Growth and Development and Developmentally Appropriate Practices for children ages birth-5. Come learn with other Family Child Care Providers and prepare to earn your CDA endorsement for Family Child Care.