“When I started, I had no experience other than being a mom. I’ve grown a lot in my job and learned how to be a professional teacher.” – Jennifer, program graduate
With this program, you can gain professional skills to move up in the Early Childhood Education field.
This program is state and privately funded. It supports you in your teaching position and gives you resources to complete the program. The program is Minnesota-registry approved and CDA aligned. Once your training is complete, your CDA testing fees are paid for.
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"The YWCA CDA program supports and educated rising teachers in child care. This program has helped me grow amazing relationships with new people who share the same passion to care for children and their families."
"This program has given me many opportunities to grow and develop new skills. I hope that in the future, I will continue my journey in early childhood education. I hope that I will be a great educator who is always willing to grow and learn more."
Early Childhood Center Partners:
Casa de Corazon Highland Park
Family Child Development Center
Loving Shepard Early Learning Center
Mary T. Wellcome
People Serving People – Center for Excellence
Workforce Center Partner:
Avivo Workforce Center
Higher Education Partners:
Hennepin Technical College