ACDS welcomes new instructors. Each year, from February 1st to April 1st we accept applications to become an ACDS instructor. Interested individuals can review the application and qualifications by clicking the appropriate links at the bottom of this page. Established instructors are required to attend an update every two years. Typically, there is an in-person training option and a virtual option. 


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Syllabus Semester 1
Syllabus Semester 2

Syllabus Semester 3
Syllabus Semester 4

Semester 1 resources
Semester 2 resources
Semester 3 resources

Semester 4 resources

Semester 1 Instructor Checklist
Semester 2 Instructor Checklist

Semester 3 Instructor Checklist
Semester 4 Instructor Checklist

Projector Checkout Agreement

Instructor Observation Evaluation
Instructor Job Description
Instructor Evaluation By apprentice
Instructor Checklist for Apprentice
Instructor-Mentor Registration

Instructor Service Agreement

Homework Grading Semesters 2-4
Homework Grading Semester 1
Grading Sheet

Contractual Stipend Invoice
Completion Roster
Apprentice Site Visit Pres.
Apprentice Site Visit Infant Toddler
Apprentice Site Visit School Age
ACDS Scholarship Application
Apprentice File List
ACDS Instructional Polices + Procedures
DOL Attendance Sheet


Instructor Application 2021

Instructor Academy Requirements 2021


 “ I now understand how a child develops and I feel that I am more equipped to help children grow and develop. 

~ ACDS student