CDA Training and CEU Course Accreditation


Successful Solutions is pleased to offer Smart Horizons courseware for the CDA Training, CDA Renewal Training and In-Service courses.   

     *    Smart Horizons courseware is accredited through IACET

     *    To verify this, go to the IACET website at:

     *   Type Smart Horizons in the organization name

     *   You will see that the Smart Horizons curriculum provider has been approved

     *   Certificates will include the Smart Horizons, and the IACET logo


Smart Horizons has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1780 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500 McLean, VA 22102

CEU Courses Smart Horizons Online Training



CDA Training - Approval Verification


The CDA Credential is a National Credential, that is awarded by the CDA Council of Professional Recognition. Our CDA training program meets the educational requirements to apply for a National Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).   


The following information is from the CDA Council website (  

"While formal education hours can be for credit or noncredit, they must be earned through an agency or organization with expertise in early childhood teacher preparation. The agency or organization must verify your education in the form of an official transcript, certificate, or letter. You need to submit these documents with your application."   


The CDA Council does not "approve or endorse" training for the CDA Credential. The CDA Council requires that CDA training is done through a professional training organization which has been approved as such through an appropriate entity.   


Successful Solutions Training in Child Development is a registered training organization with the Washington Department of Early Learning MERIT. This can be verified on the DEL MERIT website at:        

     *   Click on Find Organizations

     *   Type Successful Solutions

     *   You can view affiliated trainings and our profile

Our approval as a training organization through Washington DEL MERIT qualifies our organization to provide CDA training, according to the CDA Council of Professional Recognition.

CDA Professional Development Specialist
CDA Advisors


We have two registered CDA Professional Development Specialists on staff.

Claudette Lindquist and Debra Hasbrook are registered with the CDA Council of Professional Recognition as CDA Professional Development Specialists.


Claudette Lindquist, HD M.A.

Claudette has over 25 years’ experience in early childhood education both as a teacher and as an administrator. Her education includes a Master’s Degree in Human Development. Her extensive professional career has included previously being a child care licensor in King County, a college ECE instructor at Pacific Oaks College, and a grant coordinator.


Debra Hasbrook, M.Ed.

Debbie has worked with children and families for 37 years. In that time she has been a home provider, teacher, director, Regional and State conference presenter and Adjunct faculty at a number of colleges in Washington State. Her education includes a Master of Education, Montessori Preschool Degree and several certifications.


Claudette and Debbie are independently approved through the Washington Dept. of Early Learning as trainers, which qualifies them to provide Washington STARS and CDA Training.


This can be verified on the DEL MERIT website at:

     *   Click on Find State-Approved Trainers

     *   Type in one of their names in the name field

     *   When you click on the online tab, you will see all of the courses which they are affiliated with in conjunction with Successful Solutions