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Professional Development

Professional Development Courses

Whether you operate a small home business, take care of a relative's child or work in a large child care center, we have something to offer you.  A selection of courses include: child development, caring for infants and toddlers, developing learning tools and teaching resources, planning learning activities for kids, working with children who have special needs, job duties of a child care administrator, and CPR and First Aid. Participants can also earn continuing education units (CEUs) or use training toward achieving the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.  Classes are offered and fees vary depending on the length of the class and grant funding.  Classes are held at our Waterford office as well as online. 

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(Child Development Associate Credential)


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Working toward earning your CDA and need help with your...

  • Portfolio
  • Competency Statements
  • Training
  • Resources
  • Parent Questionnaires
  • Testing
  • T.E.A.C.H. Information for financial assistance?


Completing the NEW CDA renewal process?


Just want to learn the ins and outs of earning a CDA Credential?

Contact us to learn what you need to know and how we can help from start to finish!


Did you know?

The CDA Credential is nationally recognized in all 50 states. More Early Childhood Programs are requiring a minimum of a CDA for hiring employees.

The CDA shows that as a life long learner you value continuing education to benefit yourself and the families you serve.

Upcoming Events

We are taking Spring/Summer 2024 to revise our class content. Please check back in September 2024 for updates.

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Support the Council

The Oakland County Child Care Council works to strengthen and support children and families by advocating, coordinating, and developing quality child care and related resources, and the work is vital.