What is a CDA?
The national CDA Credential is the most well-recognized certification program in early childhood education and a stepping stone to growing as a professional in the Early Childhood Education field.
Earning your CDA involves completing a multi-step program that requires other tasks to be completed in addition to the 120-hours of continuing education. Read more about the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential program in our introductory guide or visit the CDA Council website to learn more about the process.
The required training:
This is Part 1 of a 3-part 120-hour package. The 3 parts combine to provide 10 hours in each of the 8 CDA subject areas as specified by the CDA Council for the CDA Credentials plus 40 hrs of pre-selected classes for the Infant/Toddler setting. The total 120-hours will fulfill the training requirements for your CDA Credentials.
Each of the 3 parts includes 40 hours of classes to allow you to pay as you go.