Online Workshops

Are you ready for an online workshop?

Looking for clock hour training to meet licensing requirements? Need more information about a specific topic or help with a problem? Lack a few hours to apply for your CDA or Administrator’s Certificate? Online workshops may be the answer for you!

These workshops are designed for those whose job responsibilities or location make it difficult to attend regular workshops or who can’t wait for a scheduled session. Each workshop includes reading material, questions for reflection, and activities to apply the information at your worksite. Once the required assignments and an online test are submitted, a certificate will be mailed to you.

Before you register, answer these questions:

Do I have adequate computer skills?

You need access to a computer with Windows and an Internet connection, basic word processing, email, and Internet search skills — or someone to help you with them.

Am I self-motivated?

Because you will work individually at your own pace, be sure you can discipline yourself to complete the tasks. If you need the structure of a class, then a regular workshop may suit you better.

Am I an independent learner?

If you work well by yourself (or if several of you take a workshop together) then this option may be ideal for you.


Registration Information

To register for an online workshop, complete this Registration Form, print it, and send it to NSU Child and Family Network with your payment We accept checks, money orders or cash, not credit or debit cards. We are currently unable to take online payments.

Once you are registered, you will receive an email invitation from CANVAS to get started and have access to the online workshop you selected. You must accept the invitation.

You may work at your own pace, but we ask that classes be completed within 2 weeks. After you have submitted all required assignments and taken the final assessment (online test), you will receive a certificate in the mail.

For more information or help, contact Ada Wright at
or call 318 677-3176

COST: Regular 3 clock hour online workshops are $18 each. CEU and Train the Trainer sessions are $25. CEU workshops provide .6 CEU credit or 6 clock hours of credit.

Questions About CDA?

What is CDA?

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in early childhood.

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Why do I need a CDA?

Lead teachers working in Type III licensed early learning centers in Louisiana will be required to have the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate as a minimum credential beginning July 2019.
Beginning in July 2018, child care teachers who are earning their Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate through a CDA or technical diploma should attend an approved child care teacher preparation program. These approved programs are called Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Programs and are approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).

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Where can I take CDA classes?

NSU Child and Family Network BESE-Approved Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Program

The mission of the program is to expand the knowledge, skills, and credentials of teachers working with young children. To meet the workforce needs of early learning centers, this program offers a path to completion of the training components of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. The program consists of three 45-clock hour courses that are aligned with new statewide curriculum recommendations and standards. Participants will have access to an experienced instructor and one on one coaching.

Your Title Goes How much does this CDA Ancillary Certificate Program cost?

This program is free to teachers working in Type III early learning programs who are eligible for a Louisiana Pathways CDA BESE-Approved Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Program scholarship.

Find more information about the Pathways Ancillary Certificate Program scholarship here:

Type I and Type II centers should call for information about costs.

How Can We Help?

For more information concerning training we offer or our program, please see the About Us or Resources section of our website. Or, reach out to us by submitting a message through our contact form on the right.

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