Here are the things that you need to consider when inquiring if the training is valid:
What most people REALLY want to know is, "Is this legit?" .
The answer is YES! Our courses are approved to meet the intended purpose, in the specific states. Click on the links below for detailed information about specific approvals, accreditation, etc.
If you are still wondering about accreditation, then in order to answer that question it is necessary to know what type of accreditation that you are looking for in order to direct you to what will best meet your needs.
Successful Solutions is pleased to offer Smart Horizons courseware for the CDA Training, CDA Renewal Training and In-Service courses.
The CDA Credential is a National Credential, that is awarded by the CDA Council of Professional Recognition in Washington DC. Our CDA training program meets the educational requirements to apply for a National Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).
The following information is from the CDA Council website (http://www.cdacouncil.org/component/content/article/13-general/365-training-and-firstaid-cpr-requirements )
"While formal education hours can be for credit or noncredit, they must be earned through an agency or organization with expertise in early childhood teacher preparation. The agency or organization must verify the Candidate's education in the form of an official transcript, certificate, or letter."
The CDA Council does not "approve or endorse" training for the CDA Credential. The CDA Council requires that CDA training is done through a professional training organization which has been approved as such through an appropriate entity.
CDA Professional Development Specialists on Staff
Aurora Tollestrup and Claudette Lindquist are registered with the CDA Council of Professional Recognition as CDA Professional Development Specialists.
Claudette is a part time STARS Trainer with Successful Solutions Training in Child Development.
Claudette Lindquist is an approved PD Specialist. She can be found in the PD Specialist search on the CDA Council website under Ellensburg, WA.
Aurora is a full time Coordinator of Online Learning and Instructional Technology with Successful Solutions Training in Child Development.
Aurora Tollestrup is an approved PD Specialists. She can be found in the PD Specialist search on the CDA Council website under Port Orchard, WA.
Successful Solutions Training in Child Development is a registered training organization with the Washington Department of Early Learning MERIT.
This can be verified on the DEL MERIT website at: https://apps.del.wa.gov/MERIT/Public/Search.aspx
Our approval as a training organization through Washington DEL MERIT qualifies our organization to provide CDA training, according to the CDA Council of Professional Recognition.
If you are an early childhood professional, and seeking courses to meet the annual training requirements for your job then it is important to assure that the courses that you enroll in are approved in your state.
Be sure to click go to our web page specifically for your state for information about courses approved for your state.