Atlas Training was developed in 2019 as a training program in child development.  The primary goal of the program is to provide entry-level or non-credentialed teachers in the early childhood field with opportunity to earn the nationally recognized CDA Credential.  Administered by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., the  CDA Council is a leader in the credentialing of early childhood educators worldwide and has issued more than 800,000 credentials since 1975.

Since the time we started our program, we have grown to offer new initiatives as our leadership is focused on supporting ALL adults who work directly with young children.  As we prepare to move in to our third year of operation, we are expanding our CDA Training to include training in Spanish as well as training for the renewal of the CDA.


We are also excited to offer two additional services:

New Program Consulting

We are now offering consulting services to Connecticut programs in need of support as they work to meet CT OEC Licensing requirements. Our team includes several OEC-approved Education Consultants who can assist program directors and staff with NAEYC accreditation, health/safety monitoring, educational programming components, and staff training. Please use the Contact Us page to share details about your program’s training/consultation needs and we will come up with a plan to support you. 

Training and Curriculum Development

Each month, we offer a free training workshop for anyone interested in joining. The hour and a half workshops are intended to support teachers in thinking more deeply about children’s play experiences and contemplating their teaching through discussion and reflection. Visit our What We Do section for more information on upcoming training sessions and details about how to register. 

One of the things we believe sets us apart from other CDA Training Programs is our commitment to developing the early childhood teacher based on what we know about best practices in early childhood education. Our model offers many advantages over similar online programs.

Our program's interactive, competency-based model supports learners to acquire knowledge and develop skills that will enable them to apply best practices to their work with young children between the ages of 0-5 in licensed childcare settings.