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                Welcome to Episcopal Children's Services CDA Page


Due to the 4th of July holiday, we will not have Professional Portfolio Training on the second Saturday in July.  Class will resume on the second Saturday in August.  Please contact Danesha Davis at 904-726-1500 ext 299 for any questions concerning this training.

   Application for CDA CLASS

Flyer for Upcoming CDA Courses

CDA Scholarships for Duval County

 * Scholarships may be available for CDA applicants through the TEACH Scholarship Program.  You may contact The Children's Forum at 1-877-358-3224 or contact Danesha Davis at 904-726-1500 ext 299 for more information.

  Upcoming CDA Classes:

Professional Portfolio Training

Professional Portfolio Training  is held every second Saturday of the month at our Central location at 8443 Baymeadows Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32256 from 9:00am to 11:00am.  Please bring the following items in order to participate in this workshop...

  • CDA Competency Standards Guide ( must be ordered through The Council for Professional Recognition at
  • A 1 or 2 inch binder
  • 9 dividers
  • 12 mailing labels
  • 30 page protectors
  • 1 medium size pack of post it notes
  • 1 sharpie


There is no fee to attend this class .  If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please feel free to contact Danesha Davis at  

CDA Training

We are offering our Summer Fast Track teacher lead class from May 16th - July 11th every Tuesday 6:30pm-8pm and every other Saturday from 9am-5pm. Participants must attend BOTH class during the course.

 We will meet at our Central location at 8443 Baymeadows Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32256. Sign up today by clicking on the " Application for CDA Class " link above or contact Danesha Davis at for more details and registration.

*Orientation for these trainings will be held on May 2nd from 6-7pm at 8443 Baymeadows Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32256

This class is full and no longer accepting applications. Please sign up for one of our Fall classes begining August 22nd and August 26th.   Orientation for these classes will be held on August 15th at the above mentioned address from 6pm-7pm. Please contact Danesha Davis for more detail.

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Q: How much does it cost to attend CDA 2.0 classes with Episcopal Children’s Services?

A: There is no cost to attend the class however; there is a $35.00 application fee for those that  wish to attend the class but work in a surrounding county.

Q: How do I apply for a scholarship for CDA 2.0?

A:  We encourage you to apply for a TEACH Scholarship at to cover the cost of The Council for Professional Recognitions Application fee of $425.  In addition, you will need to complete an Episcopal Children’s Services Scholarship Application, attach a high school diploma and a DCF Transcript.  Scholarships are awarded while funding lasts.

Q: What materials will I need to bring in order to participate in Episcopal Children’s Services CDA 2.0 training classes?

A: You will need…

  1. A one or two inch binder
  2. 9 dividers
  3. 30 page protectors
  4. 12 small mailing labels
  5. Black sharpie marker
  6. Medium size “Post it Notes”

Books are provided for candidates that have been awarded a CDA Scholarship.


Q: If I have an FCCP (CDAE) can I participate in Episcopal Children’s Services training class and apply for a National CDA?

A: Yes! Please contact Danesha Davis at  to find out more details. 

Q: What items do I need in apply for a CDA scholarship with ECS or T.E.A.C.H?

A:   You will need to submit a copy of your High School Diploma and a DCF Transcript along with your Episcopal Children's Services Application.

Q: I earned my National CDA in Florida but I am moving to Georgia.  Can I use my CDA there?

A: Yes…The National CDA is recognizable in the United States…including Hawaii and Puerto Rico!!!

Q: Once I complete the CDA 2.0 training with Episcopal Children’s Service s, will my instructor issue my CDA?

A: No!  In order to earn your National CDA you must…

  • Develop a Professional Portfolio
  • Apply for your National CDA with The Council for Professional Recognition
  • Select a PD Specialist
  • Receive a “ Ready to Schedule “ notice from The Council for Professional Recognition
  • Schedule your CDA Exam
  • Schedule your Verification Visit
  • Apply for a CDA Scholarship or make payment to The Council for Professional Recognition in the amount of $425.


Once all requirements have been submitted…The Council for Professional  Recognition will determine if the candidate has successfully earned a National CDA. An email will be sent to the candidate explaining The Council's decision.


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*Effective June 24, 2014, for trainings that require a fee, payment must be received by PayPal prior to your registration being complete. ECS will no longer allow  mail in payments.  Only registered participants may attend trainings. Please refer to ECS Training Guidelines for complete information.

*Effective July 1st, 2011, ECS will issue CEU certificates at NO CHARGE to all participants successfully completing a Master Calendar Training.

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ECS has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (ANSI/IACET 1-2013)
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102

Please download a CEU form and bring it to the training for completion.



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