This course introduces participants to the process of obtaining the CDA Credential. As participants become familiar with each step and the entire process, they also learn vocabulary and terms used in CDA credentialing. 

When it comes to giving children a solid foundation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), it’s never too soon to start. Statistics have shown that the presence of STEM activities in the preschool classroom encourage exploration, discovery, and problem-solving.  In this free online course, participants will deepen their own knowledge of the importance of STEM, discover what successful STEM-centered teaching practices look like, and learn how to boost students’ STEM skills with concrete examples and activities for the preschool setting.  Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate for 15 training hours.

Addressing Homelessness: The Role of the Early Childhood Educator 


In this on-demand, online course participants will gain a better understanding of the definition of homelessness according to the McKinney-Vento Act while becoming familiar with the often unseen but growing prevalence of homelessness in Alabama. Participants will also identify the causes of homelessness and its impact on a child’s physical and mental development. Participants will gain a better understanding of their role as they are guided through best-practice strategies for ways to support children experiencing homelessness while in their care. Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a printable certificate (2 training hours).