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Early Childhood
Early Childhood CDA Credential Training Series 2018-2019

Education Service Center, Region 20 (ESC-20) provides assistance to districts in the successful development and implementation of a school readiness integration model of coordinated funding that brings school districts, Head Start programs and child care providers together in a mixed delivery model.  ESC-20 also provides leadership to ensure the effective regional implementation of appropriate instructional strategies in early childhood settings through technical assistance and professional development in the areas of developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum and supports parents with Pre-Kindergarten information and eligibility criteria.

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Important Session Information:

Location: ESC Region 20
1314 Hines Ave. 
San Antonio, Texas 78208

Limited to 35 participants

All Inclusive $1000

All classes will be held from 5:00-7:30
 at ESC-Region 20   1314 Hines Ave.    San Antonio, Texas 78208

Included in your fees:

  • Coursework covering the CDA Subject Areas:
  • - Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
    - Advancing children's physical and intellectual development
    - Supporting children's social and emotional development
    - Building productive relationships with families
    - Managing an effective program operation
    - Maintaining a commitment to professionalism
    - Observing and recording children's behavior
    - Understanding principles of child development and learning

  • The Essentials for Working with Young Children textbook  and competencies with content structured around the 6 CDA Competency Standards and 13 CDA Functional Areas, sample classroom scenarios, informational charts, diagrams, checklists and forms.

  • The Essentials Workbook with questions to help candidates reflect on what they've learned in the Essentials for Working with Young Children textbook, prepare their CDA Professional Portfolio and sample test questions to help candidates study for the CDA Exam.
  • In class and Out of Class Assignments 
  • CDA Application Fee $525
  • Classroom Observation & Verification Visit
  • Study Group for CDA Exam: Scores are electronically submitted to the Council by the CDA PD Specialist and Pearson Vue testing center.
  • One on One Guidance to Complete the Required Portfolio: You are required to put together a collection of reference materials related to your work. 

Dates of Classes:








Observations 3-1-2019 to 5-12-2019

Required to Enroll:

  • Earn a high school diploma, GED or be enrolled as a junior or senior in a high school career and technical program in early childhood education.
  • Documented hours of formal early childhood education training, covering the growth and development of children ages 3 to 5 years old, with no fewer than 10 training hours in each of the eight CDA subject areas. 

Within 3 years of submitting application:

  • Documentation of 480 hours of professional work experience in a center-based setting with children ages 3-5 years old.


Registration for this session has ended
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(25) Clock Hours
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Jennifer Martinez
Jennifer Martinez
Date Time Location
1/17/2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Hickory Room
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
1/31/2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Magnolia Room
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
2/21/2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Maple Room
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
2/28/2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Hickory Room
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
3/7/2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - TBD
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208


1314 Hines San Antonio, TX 78208 | Phone: 210-370-5200 | Map