The Children’s Learning Institute hosts the CIRCLE CDA Training Program on CLI Engage which provides free online professional development hours that can meet the required 120 clock hours when applying for a Child Development Associate® Credential: Preschool Endorsement with the Council for Professional Recognition. The table below provides a list of resources to support early educators with creating a professional portfolio and course options to select to ensure that the ten-hour minimum in each of the eight CDA Subject Areas are included in the earned professional education.


The courses are hyperlinked to the applicable tile in the LMS but, you will need to be logged into CLI Engage to ensure the link takes you to the course location.