Wondering how much time you have to complete your CDA exam and Verification Visit? Trying to find the your CDA exam and verification visit deadline? You have come to the right place!
One of the requirements to apply for your National CDA is to have a high school diploma or equivalent. One question we often get at Care Courses is, can I use my high school diploma from another country for the National CDA?
Many of our students ask us, “what can you do with a CDA?” First, let’s answer the question “what is a CDA credential?” The Child Development Associate (CDA) credential is a nationally recognized professional credential administered by the Council for Professional Recognition. The council is often called the CDA Council. Obtaining a CDA credential will advance yourContinue reading “What Can You Do With A CDA?”
We hear this question a lot here at Care Courses! So, How do you get a CDA credential? All of the information in this post applies to earning the Family Child Care CDA, the Preschool Center-Based CDA, and the Infant Toddler Center-Based CDA. (For information on the Home Visitor CDA, which has different requirements, pleaseContinue reading “How do I get a CDA credential?”
Which CDA Setting is Right for You? The CDA can be obtained in four different settings: How do you choose a CDA setting? Choose the setting that matches your work setting! How to choose your CDA setting To decide which of these settings is right for you, you have to ask yourself 2 questions: If oneContinue reading “How Do I Choose My CDA Setting?”
Are you pursuing your National CDA? Have you already completed a portion of the 120-hour training requirement, but still need more training before you can apply? Look no further because we’re here to help! “I’ve only done training through Care Courses. Will I be able to use my Care Courses to get my national CDA? WillContinue reading “How do I Complete my Training for the CDA?”
Have you completed your CDA training and are now filling out your application? If so you might be wondering “Who is my Professional Development Specialist?” or “Where can I find a PD Specialist?” or “Do I know my PD Specialist?” Look no further because Care Courses is here to help! A PD Specialist is an earlyContinue reading “Who is my CDA Professional Development Specialist?”
You have probably heard of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. But what is it? And more importantly, is it right for you? We work closely with the CDA Council here at Care Courses, so here’s our take on why it is beneficial to get this professional credential. Whether you’ve been working in the fieldContinue reading “Top 5 reasons you should get a CDA Credential”
If you are using Care Courses to complete the 120 hours of training for your National CDA, you have 12 months to complete your coursework. The CDA Process The CDA process typically takes six to eight months (on average) to complete, but every candidate is different. The CDA Council does not recognize an individual asContinue reading “Is there a time limit for the CDA?”
If you are renewing your national center-based or family child care Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, you will need an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Professional to serve as your ECE Reviewer. Who can serve as an early childhood education (ECE) reviewer? An ECE Reviewer must have recent—within the last year—and firsthand knowledge of your capabilityContinue reading “Who can serve as my Early Childhood Education (ECE) Reviewer?”