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Introduction to the CDA Credential Part I: Overview and Training
language English, Spanish

Course Learning Objectives

After participating in this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the rules in your state that pertain to professional development
  • Identify the five requirements to obtain your CDA and make a list
  • List at least three sources of acceptable training
  • Identify resources to help pay for the cost of training
  • Describe how to be a smart consumer of training by listing four questions to ask before registering for a CDA course


schedule 1 Hour
star_outline 0.10 CEUs
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computer 1 year unlimited access
verified_user Certificate of completion
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Learning the basics of early care and education is essential in providing high quality learning environments for young children. Research shows that children who attend high quality child care are better prepared for elementary school. Many states, including Georgia, have professional development and education requirements. The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a credential issued by a national organization for those who care for young children ages birth through five. The CDA is also a great starting point for anyone interested in furthering their education in the early childhood and child development fields. This one-hour course will provide an overview of the CDA Credential and help you identify training to meet the course work requirement.