QUALITY MATTERS TO YOU AND TO US
You expect quality from everything you invest in...and you should! At SafeGard Classes Online, our mantra is "We Care, Because You Do!" It's not just a tagline, it's our way of doing business. We know you dedicate yourselves everyday to the growth and development of those in your care. We want to support those efforts by providing you with the best value in professional development for you and your program.
How does SafeGard Classes Online ensure consistent quality?
We strive for quality and consistency in everything we do, but don't just take our word for it! We've taken very laborious steps to earn independent verification of our program so you can be assured our quality meets and exceeds your expectations...all the time, every time.
IACET Accredited Provider
IACET (International Association of Continuing Education and Training) is an independent organization committed to advancing the global workforce by providing the standard framework for quality learning and development through accreditation; in other words, they set a high bar for excellence!
Training organizations must meet exacting standards to be considered for accreditation. Once approved, Accredited Providers are able to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for their training classes. SafeGard Classes Online has been an Accredited Provider for more than 10 years, ensuring our program and trainings are held to stringent standards and consistently provide a high-quality experience with every class.
Proud Partner of the CDA and the Council for Professional Recognition
The CDA Credential is one of the most widely recognized credential programs in the early childhood education. The Council for Professional Recognition's partnership program assures CDA candidates they are receiving training that meets the Council's high standards and that they are supported throughout the application process. SG Classes Online is proud to have been selected as a partner to the CDA Council.
We offer the full 120-hour education package, either with pre-selected classes specific to your CDA setting type, or with 40 hrs of classes you select. You can also select an 80 hr package which meets the requirements for each CDA subject area.
If you're renewing your CDA, our 45-hour renewal package is also available with classes pre-selected for the setting type or with 45 hrs of classes you choose (also available in Spanish). The renewal package also meets the requirements for some state credential programs.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, our classes earn the CEU's required as part of the CDA Credential process. SG Classes Online has supported more than 1,000 CDA candidates with their continuing education training requirement in pursuit of the Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credentials.
SafeGard Classes Online also offer a discount on all CDA packages for Head Start programs. Contact us today for more information.
Recognized Training Organization for The National Workforce Registry Alliance
The National Workforce Registry Alliance is a non-profit, independent organization whose vision is "to promote high quality, coordinated, documented, and accessible state career development systems that support a well-trained, well-educated, supported, adequately compensated early childhood and afterschool workforce."
SafeGard Classes Online is proud to be selected as a Recognized Training Organization by the Alliance. Selection requires meeting rigorous standards for quality training design:
- Instructors have knowledge of adult learning principles.
- Instructors have professional knowledge and qualifications to teach in the content area of the training.
- Training provided has clearly stated learning outcomes for the participants.
- Training content is appropriate to and designed for early care and education or afterschool workers.
- The hour or CEU value of training is consistently and properly calculated.
- Training completion is properly documented and stored.
Our authors and trainers, as well as our office staff, have considerable knowledge and experience in their respective areas of expertise. Many of them also have direct experience as a child care provider. If fact, the combined experience of the team would equal more than 100 years in child growth and development!
Approved training organization in many states
SafeGard Classes Online has over 200 classes and are approved in many states for credit toward annual professional licensing requirements. Please check our State Resources page for more information for your state.
SG Classes Online is committed to providing high-quality online training courses that meet the needs and expecations of professionals everywhere. Browse our extensive class catalog and peruse our website for more resourses to help you be at your best everyday:
- Career guidance
- Free community forum
- Links to early education organizations (check out the footer on each page)
- Special deals and discounted packages
- Information about the latest trends in early learning
- Blog posts with fun activities and helpful tips