Hello CDA Candidates,

The cold weather has arrived, but do not get a brain freeze, remember to always stay on fire for the children and families you care for despite the cold weather. I know sometimes our lives get very busy and we want to give up, now is not the time, you must keep pushing, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. When you feel like you can not go on read the following scripture for hope, Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".

We have many good things happening at Pratt Educational Services and we want to make sure that we are keeping you updated on the happenings! You will receive monthly newsletters, so remember to check your inbox.

I pray that all of you have a safe, happy and BLESSED Thanksgiving, we all have so much to be thankful for.

Until Next Time!

Gillian Pratt

Fall and Winter Breaks!!!

Please mark your calendars, Pratt Educational Services will be closed November 27-29 for Thanksgiving returning on December 2, 2013. We will also be closed December 23-January 5, 2014 for Christmas and New Years Holiday, we will return on January 6, 2014. If you are an online student and you want to work during these breaks, as long as your account is in good standing, we can send you the links and codes prior to the break, please inform us if you would like to do so. Please remember that emails and phone calls will not be returned until after the break.


We are almost at the end of 2013, WOW! this year went really fast, and with that being said, before you know it, it will be 2020, the deadline for every center and family childcare home to become SUTQ (Step Up To Quality). We have had to make some changes to our program as well.

Beginning January 1, 2014 a new policy will be implemented for students who have not completed the program after one year. This program should not take anyone more than a year to complete, but realistically if you have been consistent you will complete the program anywhere from 3-5 months. You have to be motivated to complete what you start. Anyone who has not completed this program after one year will be assessed a $100 fee to your account. If you have not attended any classes for more than two years and you want to try it again, you will need to pay the tuition again. Remember, when you registered for this program you signed a legally binding contract, we have been very lenient in the past and have not pressed the issue, but the time has come where we are forced to do so. We appreciate your business, but I know we have been far more lenient than any other program out there.

If you decide not to complete the program you are still bound to the contract. Any account that is 60 days past due will be turned over for collections. If you stop participating and want to re-start after a 30 day absence without notification the full amount due must be paid in full, before you can restart. We try to make this program as user friendly and cost effective as possible, we allow you to make payments on your accounts and we have kept the cost low. we are asking for your cooperation in this matter.

Thank you,

PESI Board


Anyone who refers a new CDA Candidate to our program and they complete two months of classes will receive $50 off their program.

CDA Orientation (New Students)

Friday, Jan. 3rd, 6-7pm

260 Northland Boulevard

Cincinnati, OH


We have restructured the online classes, contact us for more details!