Child Development Associates (CDA) National Credential Training
CDA training improves upon the skills of early childhood education professionals. The program is designed to provide competency-based training, assessment, and credentialing of childcare staff, home visitors and family childcare providers. The CDA is nationally recognized by The Council of Early Childhood Professional Recognition in Washington D.C.
The CDA Competency Standards and assessment process for child care providers define, evaluate, and recognize the skills needed both to manage a well-run program and to meet the needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. These standards do not attempt to impose center-like or formal routines on family childcare homes. Rather, they support the uniqueness and flexibility of the environment as well as the diverse backgrounds and cultures of individual providers.
For more information, visit the CDA Council for Professional Recognition at www.cdacouncil.org.