About Us

STRIVE for 5! is a hands-on program designed to provide early educators with instant tools and ideas to promote children’s early brain and language development and improve the quality of early learning environments.

The program was developed by early learning educators, researchers, and experts from Too Small to Fail, the National Head Start Association (NHSA), and the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). In partnership with the Council for Professional Recognition, a leader in credentialing early childhood educators worldwide, and the administrator of the Childhood Development Associate® (CDA) credential, Strive for 5 program participants will receive 20 training hours in CDA® Subject Area 8: Understanding the Principles of Child Development and Learning. These hours can also be applied towards the renewal of the CDA credential.