Item Number: GOLD-STD

CDA Gold Standard Handbook

The Council’s CDA Gold Standard addresses a critical need of students seeking quality CDA® training. Early childhood educators, in the U.S. and around the world, contact the Council daily seeking guidance with selecting a training organization. Now the Council is offering a reliable and sustainable system to identify and recognize professional development training programs and organizations that provide high-quality training. The CDA Gold Standard is available to organizations offering training and professional development in early childhood education, such as, but not limited to: Non-profit and For-profit organizations Higher education institutions Child Care Resource and Referral agencies High school early childhood/child development programs Private training organizations Head Start Early Head Start Tribal organizations Military Religious organizations