CDA Gold Standard(SM) Awarded to Six Early Childhood Education Programs!

April 25, 2019

Published by CounciLINK on April 25, 2019

CDA GOLD STANDARD AWARDED TO SIX EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMSThe Council is pleased to announce that six training organizations are the recipients of the prestigious CDA Gold StandardSM – Comprehensive award.

This award signifies that the organizations have successfully met the Council’s high standards for providing quality early childhood education training to students who prepare for the CDA Credential exam and a career as an early childhood educator.

The programs:

  • Early Childhood Resource Center, Canton, OH
  • Teachstone Training, Charlottesville, VA
  • Learning Care Group Inc., Novi, MI
  • Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, Athens, OH
  • YWCA of Northwest Ohio, Child Care Resource and Referral, Toledo, OH
  • Programs for Parents, Newark, NJ

“I’m so excited to congratulate everyone for achieving this quality recognition,” said Valora Washington, chief executive officer of the Council for Professional Recognition. “The CDA Gold Standard was created to assure value and integrity in the early childhood profession by verifying connections between the Council’s proven early education training competencies and the quality of training resources available to CDA students by organizations like these.”

The CDA Gold StandardSM requires evidence that organizations have early childhood education training and student services based on the Council’s three industry-leading principles:

  1. Alignment with the CDA formal education coursework in the CDA’s Eight Subject Areas.
  2. Sound business policies and practices.
  3. Quality student services that meet their educational and professional needs.

The CDA Gold StandardSM is valid for three years and can be renewed.

Learn more about the CDA Gold StandardSM at


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