FCCPC/CDA National Credential Training Course

At successful completion of this course and have met the FCCPC and CDA National Credential certificate objectives, you will have fulfilled the CDA requirement for 120 hours of formal education in specific child-care competency areas, plus 24 hours of field work. We will work with you to develop the professional portfolio necessary to apply for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™. At the end of this course, you will have what you need to apply for the FCCPC and the CDA National Credential certification.

Student Handbook

All registered students at Training Academy are responsible for knowing the policies, expectations, procedures, and information contained in this handbook. Failure to read this Student Handbook does not excuse students from the requirements and regulations described herein. There are times that items in the Handbook are changed or updated; You will be informed of those changes or updates as needed.

Click here to read the FCCPC/CDA Online Student Handbook


Course Outline

The FCCPC/CDA Online Course Outline communicates important information about the class assignments, assessments, and evaluations. 


Click here to review the FCCPC/CDA Online Course Outline



Course Objectives

  1. Recognize the role of a preschool teacher, and identify the various tools they use to enhance their teaching skills with their own style.
  2. Learn the important elements of a lesson plan to create a meaningful experience that will enrich the learning outcomes of every child.
  3. Describe the importance of family engagement and explain the impact on the classroom.
  4. Identify the requirements necessary to obtain the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ and prepare a plan to meet those requirements.

Tuition and Fees

We aim to make the education you want that fits your lifestyle and budget. 

The total cost of the FCCPC/CDA National Credential Training program is $1,425.00:

•A NON-REFUNDABLE Registration fee of $50.00

•Tuition of $1,375.00


*Payment Plans are available:

-Monthly Option #1: 3 payments of $345.00 and 1 payment of $340.00

-Monthly Option #2: 5 payments of $275

-Scholarship opportunities are available through TEACH


Certificate of Completion will not be issued until payment is completed by the student and/or scholarship providers. Students are responsible for any portion of the cost not covered by scholarships.


Choose the bundle with the specialization of your choice.  Click on the links below to take you to the CDA Council website where you may purchase the set at a discount.  You may purchase the textbooks from any merchant you choose, however all three textbooks are required for this course.

Preschool Specialization                              Infant/Toddler Specialization                      Family Child Care Specialization



Enrolled Training Academy Students


  • Weekly Course Assignments
  • Weekly Discussion Board
  • Access Tests/Assessments
  • Access Module Evaluations
  • Student Syllabus
  • Student Handbook
  • Instructor Contact Information




  • Upload weekly assignments
  • Submit forms and documentation
  • Check your grades



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