C.D.A.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES COURSE

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Grants available in your state and to enroll in the CDA COURSE

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR CDA
 CLICK HERE

 

 

What is a CDA? 

 

A Child Development Associates (CDA) is a Credential awarded by the COUNCIL OF PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION out of Washington D.C.    This credential is acknowledged and accepted Nationwide and serves as proof that the person holding the CDA is an educated, qualified, childcare professional.  

It is the equivalent of 12 college credit hours (120 clock hours or 12 CEU's) but also takes into account your experience in childcare.  It is used nationwide to improve the star quality rating score of an in home provider or child care center.

 

WE OFFER:  

 

INFANT TODDLER CDA

PRESCHOOL CDA  

FAMILY (IN HOME PROVIDER) CDA

How long does a CDA class take to complete? 

 

The online class takes an average of 8 weeks to complete, however you have up to 6 months to complete the program from the date of registration.  Live classes are completed by the end of the class.  (Usually 6 to 10 weeks).  

 

Who can enroll in a CDA class? 

 

Anyone who meets the following requirements:

 

*18 years or older

* Have a High School Diploma or equivalent

* You must also have a minimum of 480 hours (about 12 weeks of full time experience or 24 weeks of part time experience) in a child care setting during your lifetime.

How much does the class cost? 

The cost of our C.D.A. program is usually $795.00 but we currently have grant money to help students cover most if not all of this cost. 

To find out what grants are available in your state please choose the appropriate box above.