Family Childcare Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

CERT - Occupational Certificate

This program is designed for those individuals who wish to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in Family Childcare Education. The CDA training program follows the prescribed criteria set forth by the Council of Professional Recognition based in Washington, D.C. The CDA competencies for this program are as follows: (1) to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment, (2) to advance physical and intellectual competence, (3) to support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance, (4) to establish positive and productive relationships with families, (5) to ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs, and (6) to maintain a commitment to professionalism.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge of family childcare education that will prepare them to obtain an entry level position within the field and become eligible to sit for the National CDA exam.