Earn your CDA online!

A 6-month course in Early Childhood Education

Atlas Training is an online CDA Training Program in Child Development / Early Childhood Education. 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’s Online CDA Program is a 6-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. We work with students who may need more time to complete assignments, as we recognize that most participants must balance their learning responsibilities with family and work demands. 


Step 1

Register for an upcoming Cohort.  This will be your class, a group of people earning their Child Development Associate Credential with you.
A program staff member will reach out to you to confirm your enrollment and find the best payment option for you, like scholarships, program funding, or self-pay.


Step 2

Soon you’ll receive your new login information to access our online courses.
Attend our live orientation session for new participants.  This will give you an idea of what to expect and how to use our website to participate in these courses.


Step 3

Start your course!
Courses begin the first Monday of each month.
If you still have questions, click the button below and a member of our staff will be in touch with you.