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Finish Your CDA Faster With Our Signature CDA Prep Blueprint

Since 2017 The Council for Professional Recognition (the Council) and TIPS for Child Care Institute, Inc., a vocational institute for early learning practitioners, have formed an alliance to provide the CDA JumpStart Support Program targeted to CDA candidates. The curriculum for this program supports the CDA training and competency requirements needed to work with young children from birth through five in a variety of settings and follow the Council’s Eight Subject Areas and the thirteen functional areas.

“What’s great about this partnership with TIPS for Child Care Institute Inc. is that they provide the necessary 120 hours of educational training that CDA candidates can use towards their credentials,” said Valora Washington, former chief executive officer, the Council for Professional Recognition. “Candidates can also obtain support from TIPS staff for CDA test preparation and in assembling their CDA professional portfolio as part of the credential process.”

The CDA JumpStart Support Program features weekly in-person courses as well as online classes that help prepare students for the CDA examination and assists them with their CDA application. For candidates pursuing a higher education degree, there are now available courses as part of the program that can count towards earning a total of 6 college credit hours.

Online Learning.


Offered: Blended, Hybrid, Your Site, Via Zoom

Early Education Career Readiness Credential 

Our institute created an education entity designed to support an innovative child development associate (CDA) credential readiness program. The course signature program CDA JumpStart Support Program includes courses with a live instructor. Classes offer a diversified curriculum of 120 Clock Hours of ECE, portfolio support, and test prep.


100% success rate for Credentials Awarded upon completion.

  • Early Care and Learning Certificate

  • Home Visitor CDA Credential

  • Infant Toddler CDA Credential

  • Pre-School CDA Credential

  • Family Child Care CDA Credential

  • MSA CDA Credential 

  • TIPS  Nursery Peace of Mind Certificate

  • TIPS Pre-Primary Teacher Training

  • Approach Based Teacher Credential

Where Our Alumni Work...

  • CDI Rockaway Beach Head Start (NY)

  • DDI Advantage (OR)

  • Culter Jewish Day School (SC)

  • Denise Louie Education Center EHS (WA)

  • First Steps South Carolina EHS (SC)

  • Lancaster First Steps EHS (SC)

  • Charleston County First Steps EHS (SC)

  • Tallatoona Community Action Partners (GA)

  • ELWHA Head Start (WA)

  • Spartanburg County First Steps EHS (SC)

  • North Atlanta Pre-School (GA)

  • Memphis Head Start (TN)

  • Holly Area School District (MI)

  • Kaizen Academy for Little Scholars (NY)

  • Promise Early Education (MA)

  • East Bronx Daycare Center (NY)

  • Hebrew Academy of New York City (NY)

  • Head Start of Eastern Oregon University  (OR)

  • Webcam Daycare (MI)

  • EHS CCP (National)

  • Head Start (National)

  • CDI Head Start (National)

  • YMCA Head Start Academy (SC)

  • Moore Community House (MS)

  • Webster and Claiborne Parish Head Start (LA)

  • Susan E Wagner Victory Day Center(NY)

  • Calhoun Early Childhood Center (MO)

  • Central Arkansas Montessori (AR)

  • U.C.P. Butterfly Learning Center (AR)

  • Merry Moppet (CA)

  • Fort Belknap Tribal EHS/Head Start* (MT)

  • Nez Perce Tribal EHS/Head Start (ID)

  • Red Lake Tribe Head Start/ Americorp (MN)

  • Mille Lacs Tribe Head Start (MN)

  • Spokane Tribe Head Start (WA)

  • Quileute Tribe Head Start (WA)

  • Omaha Tribe (NE)

  • Little Smurfs EHS (SC)

  • Bettys Day Care EHS (SC)

  • Creative Academics EHS (MI)

  • Muskegon Area ISD Head Start (MI)

  • Americorp (MI)

  • Port Authur ISD*

  • SC Associate Community Action Partner (SC)

  • Pawley Island Child Care Center (SC)

  • Orchard View Child Development (SC)

  • New Square Community Improvement Action (NY)

  • Prairie Five Head Start and Early Head Start (MN)

  • South Carolina State University- Community Host* (SC)

  • OCABCAA Corporation* (SC)


Students from our program employed in these centers have successfully earned their CDA Prep

*Apprenticeship Participants and Pending CDA Completion Status

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