Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Louisiana Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate?

A professional credential for individuals working in publicly funded early learning centers. Beginning July 2019, all lead teachers working in publicly funded early learning centers (child day care center, Early Head Start Center, Head Start Center, or stand-alone prekindergarten program not attached to a school) in Louisiana must hold, at a minimum, an early childhood ancillary certificate.

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What is the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential?

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE). For more information, visit the council’s website –

What is the ProSolutions Training Blended Ancillary CDA Certificate Program?

This is a program designed to serve local early childhood community networks and improve kindergarten readiness results by providing a blend of online and onsite assessment, education and practice applications for early childhood teachers.  Please see our "Program Description” page for additional information.

What is ProSolutions Training?

ProSolutions Training is the professional development division of Care Solutions, Inc., a management consulting firm. We have been in early care and education since 1990 and began offering online continuing education for working professionals in 2008.

We offer affordable online training, with more than 100 individual online courses, multi-course packages, and certifications. Many of our courses, including the CDA are available in Spanish, and we provide customer support in English and Spanish.

Our interactive coursework, developed by subject matter experts, is skills-based and encourages you, the student, to reflect on transferring new knowledge to your daily work. We also help you track your training and provide transcripts of your successfully completed coursework.

We are an Accredited CEU Provider, IACET - International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training, McLean, VA.

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