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CDA Credential

EARN YOUR CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Attaining your CDA is just the beginning of your educational journey. The acquisition of a CDA shows that you are a professional. The credential illustrates a certain level of knowledge acquired to work with young children. It also helps meet current State and National requirements.

What is a CDA Credential?
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in Early Childhood Education. The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. The Council works to ensure that the nationally-transferable CDA is a credible and valid credential, recognized by the profession as a vital part of professional development.

In order to qualify for a CDA Credential, the Candidate must have the following:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma/ GED or be currently enrolled in a high school career / technical program; and 

  • 480 hours of experience - the candidate must have obtained 480 hours of experience working with young children in the appropriate setting in the last three years.​

OUR CDA TRAINING PROGRAM
 
Our program will train and mentor you through the CDA process. We will prepare you for the CDA Exam, assist you with your Professional Portfolio and make sure you are ready. To better support your CDA journey, our training course is broken down into the six Competency Standards. Our training program teaches each CDA functional area to help you refresh your knowledge and/or discover new teaching methods. 

Online (Start Now)

Online Course Grants You Instant Access 24/7 and you can start now. Control Your Timeframe! There is no time limit for the CDA Online course.

 

Technology Interactive Learning
You will be able to log-in 24/7 and view the Slide Shows, Videos and have Web Chats with your Instructor. This system is mobile friendly and you can use any mobile device android or apple.

Curriculum

The program consists of Orientation, Units 1-6, Professional Portfolio and CDA Exam Prep. Our course prepares you for the CDA Exam, this course requires a textbook. 

 
 

Would you like to come to class? If yes, this option is for you?
Select the dates, time and location
Pay a deposit of $100.00 to reserve your registration. The remaining balance will be due on the first day of class.

Hands-on learning experience
 If you enjoy fun learning with group discussions, charting, visual aids, instant instructor feedback and networking with peers this program is right for you.

CDA Curriculum

The program consists of Orientation, Units 1-6, Professional Portfolio and CDA Exam Prep. Our course prepares you for the CDA Exam, this course requires a textbook. 

Registration Information
The fastest and easiest way to register for the Instructor-Led or Blended Learning CDA Credential course is below by clicking the BOOK button. Our classes fill up fast, therefore you must pre-register to reserve your space.