Early Childhood Education provider and students

In Need of CDA Training?

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Michigan Scholarship Program and Northwestern Michigan College are partnering to offer high quality CDA training to meet the needs of early care and education providers in Northwest Michigan. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Michigan scholarships cover most or all of the cost for the college credits and the CDA credential fee for eligible participants. Classes meet on Saturdays.

CDA Classes offer:

  • Traditional CDA class sessions and format facilitated by Melissa Thiebaut, NMC faculty
  • The 120 hours of professional preparation required by the Council for Professional Recognition
  • Students earn 9 college credits: ECE 101(3 credits), ECE 290B (2 credits), ECE 204 (4 credits)
  • Course credit that meets Michigan Child Care Licensing requirements and credits that can be applied toward an Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

Registration Information

Participants in the CDA training program must apply to become NMC students and also apply for a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Michigan scholarship prior to attending the training. To do so:

  • Complete the NMC CDA Training Interest Form. A representative will contact you with specific timeline and instructions.
  • Submit your T.E.A.C.H. scholarship application at www.miaeyc.org. Select the ‘Associate Degree/CDA Training’ scholarship type. Applicants must also submit a financial aid application at fafsa.gov prior to applying for a scholarship. Contact T.E.A.C.H. for information about the application process and scholarship eligibility at teach@miaeyc.org or (866) 648-3224, ext. 312.
  • APPLY HERE to NMC as a non-degree seeking student. Select Program: CDA Training.
  • Sign and return your T.E.A.C.H. scholarship contract.
  • Attend required registration meeting at NMC.
  • Send your course registration to T.E.A.C.H. to secure payment prior to the class start date each semester.
  • Complete virtual NMC orientation.

If you determine you are unable to attend the training, you must officially drop the designated course(s) at NMC to cancel all tuition and fees. If you fail to drop the courses on or before the drop dates, you will be responsible for any applicable tuition or fees related to the course work.

Fo course information, contact Cheryl Bloomquist at cbloomquist@nmc.edu, Melissa Thiebaut at mthiebaut@nmc.edu or (231) 920-6548, or Cindy Duby at cduby@nmc.edu or (231) 995-1290.