Child Development Associate (CDA) Program

Earn your CDA with support from start to credential.

Green Space Learning offers a high-quality, online 120-hour Child Development Associate Course with live weekly support from experienced instructors.

About the Course

Our blended approach includes in-person coaching, online resources, and professional learning communities to prepare students for the CDA credential.

Lessons include quizzes, discussions, video lectures and portfolio development

Each weekly unit guides learners through the topic with weekly discussions and support from a live instructor

Learners can choose from three tracks: Infant and Toddler, Preschool, or Family Child Care

Course books are included

Course topics include:

Theories of Child Development
Learning Environments
Social-Emotional Development
Professionalism and Ethics

Who should take this course?

Green Space’s CDA course is suitable for anyone in early education who wants to boost their confidence and advance their career with the most widely recognized child care credential.

Why Green Space?

Since 2015, Green Space Learning has facilitated and instructed 50+ CDA courses with more than 500 graduates. Our graduates work in Head Start, school district and child care programs, as well as home care settings.

We partner with Texas-based school districts to provide professional development for early childhood educators in Austin, Round Rock, Mansfield, Red Oak, Fort Worth, and Dallas ISDs.






What our CDA students are saying:


Green Space offers two payment options to meet the needs of our learners.

One-time fee: $695

Includes course materials shipped to you.



$250 to start the class, course materials, participation in orientation, and first session; then $35 per module. Up to 18 months to complete the course. (Total of $865.)

Meet the Instructor

Nikkeda Tyrone is the program manager at Green Space Learning. She is a Child Development trainer and Child Development Associate instructor and has served more than 10 years in varied roles in early education. Before Green Space Learning, Nikkeda worked 5+ years as a CLASS Observer, mentor, and coach for a nonprofit devoted to elevating the quality of early learning programs through the National Accreditation Commission. Through training, Nikkeda aims to cultivate a growth mindset and positively engage adult learners.


Contact Nikkeda for questions:

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