Child Development Associates (CDA)

Earning your CDA is an important step in your personal development.  ECE Program Solutions is here to support you on your journey. If you are just starting your career or have multiple years experience we will help design a plan tailored to your individual needs. 

The Child Development Association (CDA) Credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education and the first step in advancing your career.  The CDA is a competency based credential awarded to individuals working with children birth to 5 years of age. 

  • Advance your career
  • Meet job requirements
  • Reinforce your commitment to early childhood education
  • Provide parents with peace of mind
  • Understand developmentally appropriate practices
  • Increase your confidence

Our nine month training program provides you with all the resources you need to earn your CDA. The program includes:

  • 120 hours of professional development 
  • CDA Essentials Book 
  • Professional Portfolio Storage System 
  • Assistance and Review of Professional Portfolio 

ECE Program Solutions can assist individuals with renewing their credential by providing:

  • Application Assistance 
  • Review of training and development of professional development plan 

Professionals not enrolled in our CDA Program can hire us to assist in the following:

  • Review of Training Hours 
  • Development of Professional Development plan to meet the 120 hour training requirement
  • Application Assistance
  • Review and assistance with professional resource portfolio 
  • Pre-Verification Observation Visit