Child Development Associates
$125.00 (CDA Course)
We have extra grant money that we must use by
Dec. 31st, 2023 or we lose it. All students automatically receive the grant. You pay only $125.00 for the course (plus $25.00 for the textbook.)
A Child Development Associates (C.D.A.) 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 C.D.A. is
an educated, qualified, childcare professional. The C.D.A. is used nationwide
to improve the star quality rating score of a childcare center
and allows the holder to apply for positions that require
a Child Development Associates Degree, open a childcare center and much more.
+ 100% online
+ 8 week course
+ Work at your own pace, anytime day or night.
+ Course can be taken by phone, laptop or desktop.
+ Access to your instructor by email, text and phone.
C.D.A. Course Cost:
Our C.D.A. classes normally cost $795.00 however, at this time, thanks to the
ChildUP grant and the KickStart Grant,
ALL students that enroll in our program from this state
will only have to pay $125.00 for the class Plus $25.00 for a textbook.
Students may choose one of the following C.D.A. types:
*INFANT TODDLER C.D.A. (6 weeks old to 2 years old)
*PRESCHOOL C.D.A. (3 years old to after school age)
*FAMILY (IN HOME PROVIDER) C.D.A. (Care for all age groups in your private home)
HOME VISITOR C.D.A. (For those seeking to be a home visitor)
Students also have the option of taking TWO courses at once (called a DUAL ENDORSEMENT) which will allow them to receive a National C.D.A. in two different age groups at one time.
This saves the student time and money.
*18 years or older
* Have a High School Diploma or equivalent - or will graduate by the time of testing.
* 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 their lifetime.
What do I do after I complete the course?
After our program you will need to be observed working in a classroom
with children and then you MUST take your final exam with the C.D.A. Council.
As with all other programs, including college programs,
the fee for this test is not included in your class cost,
however, the great news is that your state may have a grant in place to help pay for this exam.
You can find more information on the ASSESSMENT GRANTS available for you state at the link below.