The Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE), and it is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. The CDA® is based on a core set of competency standards that guide early childhood professionals toward becoming qualified educators of young children.
If you're a teacher looking to further your career or a director wanting to invest in her staff...you should know there are 4 CDA Credential areas of specialization.
The 4 Types of CDA Credential Guide
This guide can help you understand the differences between the 4 major CDA Credential areas of specialization. Click the image to download.
To qualify for your CDA, first you need to get your high school diploma (or GED) and complete the 480 hours of professional work experience. Then, you're ready for the 120 hours of CDA Training (which we offer, in a convenient, affordable, online format!)
Upon completion of both of these components, you then complete the assessment portion through the CDA Council for Professional Recognition (this consists of an exam and verification visit).
The 120-hour CDA Training component can be done in person or online.
The great thing about enrolling in ProSolutions Training's online CDA Training is that you can go at your own pace. We also use proven methods to help you retain the information you're learning, like games and checkpoints. So, you'll be ready to ace your exam!
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