CDA Course Application Process

To qualify for the CDA Course, participants must:

  • Currently work in a licensed child care center or home program,

  • Have a high school diploma or GED,

  • Have a current First Aid/CPR Adult/Pediatric Certification,

  • Participate in an Entry Interview,

  • Pass a Reading Comprehension Test,

  • Submit required documents (Photo ID & Enrollment Form),

  • Submit a $75 Enrollment fee (at Course Registration, after Interview Process),

  • Commit to attend online training sessions, complete course work, and have a total of 120 clock hours of training before the end of the program, 

  • Agree to the Terms and Expectations of the CDA Program, and,

  • Have an account with

To register for a class with Leaps & Bounds, applicants must:

  1. Sign up for a Site Membership on this website. (See Member Log-in bar above)

  2. Upload a copy of your Driver's License, Diploma/GED, CPR & First Aid Certificates, and CDA Registration form on the "My Files" section of the Membership Account pageThis must be done by 24-48 hours to schedule your Interview.

  3. Register for a CDA Online Entry Interview with the CDA Manager.

  4. If approved, schedule a CDA Online Entry Test with the CDA Manager.

  5. If passed, Register for the CDA Course.

  6. Agree to all Terms and Expectations of the CDA Program.

You will not have access to the registration page if you have not created and logged into your Site Membership.​

CDA Cohort 10 - 2022 Schedule

  Orientation: (TBA)

  Professional Development: June 25

  Courses: July 9, 23, August 6,13, 27, September 10, 24, October 15, 29, November 12,19

If you have any questions or concerns, contact CDA Manager Kylah Washington: