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Our CDA Program

NSU Early Childhood Gateway: A Path to CDA and the Ancillary Certificate BESE Approved Program

Why do you need a CDA?                                                                                                                         Lead teachers working in Type III licensed child care centers will be required to have the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate as a minimum credential beginning July 2019. Lead teachers in Type III child care centers will be required to have the certificate within 24 months of their start date as a lead teacher. Teachers working in Type III centers can earn the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate through several qualiffying credentials. More information about the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate can be found in the Early Childhood Ancillary Teaching Certificate FAQ.

How to enroll:                                                                                                                                       Contact Kim Duncan - or 318-677-3153  

Continuing Education Hours for licensing: What do we offer?

  • Face to face workshops
  • Online workshops
  • Webinars
  • Onsite workshops at your center

Click on the links to the right for more information.


Many online workshops have been revised and now include video clips to better help you apply what you learn. See the online workshop topics by clicking here Online Workshops