Before Applying for the CDA

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 of 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 …

CDA Renewal Checklist

Your CDA Renewal Checklist The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in the field of early childhood education (ECE). The training equips instructors with the skills needed to succeed in the classroom, providing an important first step in a successful career as an educator.  To help teachers stay up to date with this credential, the Council for Professional Recognition is making the renewal process easier than ever through its temporary amnesty program.  The typical CDA renewal processUpon initial completion, your CDA is valid for three years from the date it was awarded. After that time, you’ll need to renew the credential so …

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