Origins Learning Community

New CDA Classes via Zoom and Remote Mentoring!

We are excepting applications for FREE Infant-Toddler CDA classes and FREE  Preschool CDA Classes. Scroll down to read our flyer and a schedule with description of the classes, class dates, and class times. Visit our CDA Re-Imagined page, scroll down, and fill out an application for us please. Spaces are limited, so fill out an application and reserve your spot today!

Chinese Community Center Classes

Participants are required to take the Chinese Community Center classes before beginning the CDA Coursework. Please register at https://ccchouston.org/foc/register-for-orientation/


TABE 

Tes‚Äčting

Aug. 8th, 2020

9:00 to 4:00


Due to grant guidelines, all participants are required to take the TABE Test before classes begin. Without this generous grant, we would not be able to offer you the CDA courses for free. So please participate in the TABE testing. Thanks so much!

Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Job Readiness Class

Aug. 15th, 2020

9:00 to 4:00


Granting guidelines also require participants to join the Job Readiness training. This class will be held via Zoom.

Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

CDA Coursework Via Zoom!

Get ready to take your professional development to the next level! Our team of experienced, educated trainers is here to support you earn the 120 clock-hours you need towards your CDA Credential.

Participants are required to have a computer, tablet, or cell phone with a working microphone and camera.

Camera's must be kept on at all times during the classes.

Participants are required to participate in the mentoring portion of the program, connecting with mentors outside of class.

Course 1

Aug. 22nd, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


Welcome to Your CDA-  Get to know your fellow classmates, CDA mentors and learning materials.


Course 2

Aug. 29th, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


Safety and Supervision of Young Children- Learn how to create safe learning environments for young children according to state laws. Discover fun ways to model safety for and teach safety to the children.


Course 3

Sept. 12th, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


Health, Wellness and Nutrition of Young Children- Learn about state laws for keeping children healthy, fun ways to educate children about health and nutrition and modeling healthy behavior with young children.


Course 4

Sept. 19th, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


Creating Beautiful Learning Environments for Young Children- Learn how to create beautiful, inclusive and educational play-based learning environments for young children. Discover dynamic ways to connect with the children and bring their learning to the next level.


Course 5

Sept. 26th, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


The Physical and Adaptive Domains- Learn about important milestones in young children's physical and adaptive development and how to best support those milestones. Be prepared to move and groove!


Course 6

Oct. 3rd, 2020

9:00 to 3:30



The Cognitive Domain- Focusing on sensory, science, mathematics and technology, learn about creating dynamic learning centers that will motivate young children to want to learn critical thinking skills and strengthen their executive functions. 


Course 7

Oct. 10th, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


Creative- Focusing on art, dramatic play and block activities, learn why allowing children to use their imagination, experiment, and create their own open-ended art supports emotion regulation skills, positive self-esteem and cognitive development skills. Be prepared to have fun and get messy!


Course 8

Oct. 17th, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


Communication- Learn how language/literacy activities can be woven throughout all areas of curriculum all day long, giving children opportunities to reach important milestones while building their self-confidence. Come up with new ideas for creating beautiful literacy centers in your classroom.


Course 9

Oct. 24th, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


The Child's Sense of Self- Discover how you can help young children feel emotionally safe, practice managing their emotions, and build positive self-esteem by honoring their family home culture, individuality, and celebrating their strengths.


Course 10

Oct. 31st, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


Social Life of the Child- Just as we are responsible for supporting children's cognitive, language and physical development, we must guide them on how to interact with others in the classroom environment. Learn important teaching practices and curriculum activities for helping young children reach social milestones throughout the school-day.


Course 11

Nov. 7th, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


Guidance Practices- With our help children can learn how to solve social problems and work alongside others in a diverse and inclusive world. Learn teaching strategies for creating peaceful, joyful classrooms where problems and mistakes are seen as learning opportunities and children are guided by love and patience. 


Course 12

Nov. 14th, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


Partnering with Families- Partnering with families is vital to children's positive self-esteem, ability to control their emotions, and learn academic skills. Discover ways to connect and communicate with families. 


Course 13

Nov. 21st, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


Classroom Program Management- Throughout the course you have learned about managing a classroom program and using observation tools to support children's learning, Now we will pull it all together, adding the final few pieces of the classroom management puzzle. Decide which observation tools are right for you. Fine tune your program management skills for a harmonious, well-rum classroom or home.


Course 14

Dec. 5th, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


Defining Professionalism- Throughout the course we have explored the culture of early childhood education and what it means to be a professional in the field. Learn how you can advocate for young children, families and the ECE profession. Define yourself as the awesome professional you are.  


Course 15

Dec. 12th, 2020

9:00 to 3:30


Your Journey Continues: Celebrating Your Accomplishments and Moving Forwards!- Celebrate your accomplishments so far and learn about the next steps on your CDA journey.