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Category Archives: About the CDA Credential
How to become a PD Specialist
The term PD Specialist stands for “Professional Development Specialist,” a trademark of the Council for Professional Recognition (also called the CDA Council). PD Specialists are early childhood professionals who use their ECE expertise to assess CDA Credential candidates’ competencies.
What is My CDA Exam and Verification Visit Deadline?
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!
Can I Use My High School Diploma From Another Country For My National CDA?
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?
What Can You Do With A CDA?
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 your professional development. This achievement shows others that you know how to support the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of young children.Continue reading “What Can You Do With A CDA?”
How do I get a CDA credential?
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?”
How Do I Choose My CDA Setting?
Which CDA Setting is Right for You? The CDA can be obtained in four different settings: So, how do you choose a CDA setting? Choose the setting that matches your work setting! How to choose your CDA setting In order to decide which of these settings is right for you, you have to ask yourself 2Continue reading “How Do I Choose My CDA Setting?”
How do I Complete my Training for the CDA?
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?”
Who is my CDA Professional Development Specialist?
Have you completed your CDA training and are now filling out your application? If so you might be wondering “Who is my CDA 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 anContinue reading “Who is my CDA Professional Development Specialist?”
Top 5 reasons you should get a CDA Credential
You have probably heard of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. But what is it? Do you wonder if a CDA credential is worth it? Is CDA certification right for you? We work closely with the CDA Council here at Care Courses, so here’s our take on the top 5 reasons you should get aContinue reading “Top 5 reasons you should get a CDA Credential”