Child Care Development Services, CCDSMETRO

"This website has been developed by child care trainers especially for you, the child care professional. You told us you needed the ABC’s of quality training, Affordable, Beneficial, and Convenient. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this innovative learning experience, at your leisure. CCDS METRO’s nation wide distance learning is designed for early childhood professionals, parents, or anyone who wants additional knowledge regarding children and their care. This training assists child care providers in obtaining their CDA - Child Development Associate, or state required annual clock hours for childcare training. Core knowledge categories are listed with each topic, and new training topics are being developed regularly. If you have ideas or suggestions, please do not hesitate to tell us- your input is always welcome."  - Child Care Training-To-Go, Child Care Development Services


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building