Welcome to the Child Development Associate (CDA) Process

Hello my fellow Early Childhood Educators! My name is Tiffany and I am one of the Instructor’s at CDAClass.org. I live and work in Philadelphia, PA and have been here my entire life (almost 39 years!). My background is in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, and Teaching, Learning and Curriculum. I currently work full-time as a School Based Teacher Leader (SBTL) for the School District of Philadelphia. I have been in the education field for over 15 years. I have worked with children and adults of all ages throughout this time.

In the past, my experiences have included working directly with the CDA Council as a PD Specialist, a social worker for the Department of Human Services in Philadelphia, and as an elementary teacher, where I taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grade for the School District of Philadelphia. I would have to admit that my favorite place to be is in a school working with and teaching others. I enjoy working with adults and children equally. My position as an SBTL allows me to have the best of both worlds!

In addition to professional career, I also have two beautiful children. My son is 12 years old and my daughter is 11, but seems to think she is 18 sometimes. My children keep me active after school with hockey, baseball and swim practice. Together with my husband, our family loves traveling to Disney World every summer. My husband and I were married in Disney World so this place will always have a special place in our hearts. We also enjoy the beach and traveling pretty much anywhere we can make happen!

I look forward to working with you throughout your journey as a Child Development Associate Credential student. If you are just starting your career, somewhere in the middle, or perhaps a bit older and taking this next step, I wish you all the best luck. Please know that you can do this and you have come to the right place!