How to access the CDA Professional Learning Sessions?

The CDA Professional Learning Sessions provide one-hour overviews for each of the 13 CDA Functional Areas, featuring information from other courses on CLI Engage aligned to each area. For early childhood professionals and high school students working on the Child Development Associate Credential™, these sessions can be completed on their own, or as introductions or summaries to the Functional Areas while completing other professional development on CLI Engage. Sessions include facilitation guides for administrators, specialists, and high school CTE teachers.



You must be logged into CLI Engage
You must be assigned to a school
You must have access to the Online Learning and Professional Development banner


Follow the steps to access the CDA Professional Learning Sessions.

These instructions assume that you have already accessed the CLI Engage dashboard.

  1. From the CLI Engage dashboard, scroll down and locate the purple labeled Online Learning and Professional Development.

  2. Click the button for the Full Course Catalog.

  3. Locate the CDA Professional Learning Sessions tile.

  4. Click on View Courses. NOTE: The courses may be organized differently for everyone.

  5. Find the NOT YET ENROLLED section.

  6. Click on the purple drop down arrow to see the course(s).

  7. Click Enroll for the course you would like to complete.

  8. Click Save Changes to continue enrolling yourself in the course.

  9. You’ll now see the course and you are able to proceed to completing all sections of the course.


If you need further assistance, please submit a help ticket.