Child Care Providers ‐ CDA

The National Child Development Associate (CDA) program credentials qualified teachers who work with children birth to age 5. Teachers who earn a CDA complete:

  • Hands-on experience with a specific age group.
  • Formal child development training and education.
  • Observations by a qualified advisor.
  • A professional resource file.
  • Gathering of parent questionnaires.
  • An oral interview and written test.

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