CDA Credential Preparation Courses
What is the Child Development Associate® (CDA) National Credentialing Program?
The CDA National Credentialing Program is a professional development opportunity for early educators working with children ages birth to 5 years old to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in the early childhood education field.
The CDA credentialing program assesses Candidates using multiple sources evidence, including an exam, observation and professional portfolio with resources and competency statements prepared by the Candidate.
Why should I apply to earn a Child Development Associate® (CDA)?
The CDA Credential both initially and at renewal periods is a professional development opportunity for early educators at all levels of education and experience. The early childhood education field is constantly evolving and it is important for educators to stay current with key education practices.
The CDA demonstrates your knowledge, skills and abilities when working with young children, as well as your commitment to career advancement and professionalism.
A center-based preschool setting is a state-approved child development center where a Candidate can be observed working with a group of at least eight children, all of whom are ages 3 through 5 years old.
A center-based infant-toddler setting is a state-approved child development center where a Candidate can be observed working with a group of at least three children, all of whom are under the age of 3 years old.
FAMILY CHILD CARE
A family child care setting is a family child care home where a Candidate can be observed working with at least two children 5 years old or younger who are not related to the Candidate by blood or marriage. The setting must meet at least the minimum level of applicable state and/or local regulations.
Earning Your CDA
These courses meet the formal education requirements for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.
The Council for Professional Recognition requires 120 hours of coursework to get your CDA. Our online CDA Training covers 120 hours across all eight subject areas - and it's easy to follow.
CDA Eligibility Requirements
1. A minimum of a High School Diploma/GED Transcript.
2. 480 clock hours of experience working with children.
3. 120 hours of training in eight subject areas, all covered in the ProSolutions Training online CDA coursework.
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