Interested in caring for youngsters, teaching preschool or even running a daycare? Before jumping into the career of your dreams, you will need the proper credentials and education to earn a CDA in Alabama. If you already know which degree and program is right for you, that’s great! But where should you start if you have no idea of where to begin? For many, the best starting point is to obtain a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Many have launched a career in early childhood education (ECE) by taking the same first step, so you are not alone.
The CDA credential covers many of the components that research and subject-matter experts have deemed critical in both ECE curriculum and experience. Since 1975, this credential has stood as the foundation of professional development in the ECE field and is made more valuable by its national recognition and adaptability to any program for young children.With a CDA in Alabama, you can advance your career, increase your skills and knowledge and be eligible for more jobs.
ProSolutions Training courses are "Accepted" - Based on the parameters for acceptable Early Care and Education training hours outlined by Alabama's Department of Human Resources Child Care Services Division, the state has no formal approval process for training courses that provide IACET CEUs and are accepted by The State Department of Human Resources Child Care Services Division to meet annual inservice training requirements. For information regarding the acceptance of ProSolutions Training courses in Alabama, please contact The State Department of Human Resources Child Care Services Division at 334.242.1425.
ProSolutions Training CDA coursework (available in English & Spanish) may be used to meet the training requirements of the Council for Professional Recognition for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Head Start staff can use ProSolutions Training CDA and professional development coursework to meet Head Start Training requirements.
Human Services Courses
ProSolutions Training offers a number of courses approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for CE credit. NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW has approval from more than 38 state licensure boards without restriction. Providers and participants are responsible for following states' rules and regulations regarding licensure.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
ProSolutions Training has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ProSolutions Training coursework adheres to the highest standards set by IACET. ProSolutions Training includes CEUs at no extra charge with every Professional Development Certificate.
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Take a step toward success
So whether you aspire to climb the ranks of the ECE world or you want to gain experience working with children before committing to anything else, the CDA is worth it. The value and relevancy will help you begin your journey into the field of early childhood education, and that is just the beginning. Once you have your CDA, you can apply those credits towards a degree in Early Childhood Education. If you want to know how you can acquire your CDA credential and earn a degree, check out ProSolution’s Training CDA course catalog. Earning your CDA is the first step on the road to ECE success.
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