What is a Personal Philosophy Statement?

Do you want to learn more about what a per­son­al phi­los­o­phy state­ment is for your CDA Pro­fes­sion­al Port­fo­lio? And what you should include in it? After you col­lect your resources and reflec­tive state­ments of com­pe­tence, you are ready for the last step in cre­at­ing your CDA pro­fes­sion­al portfolio.

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.

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”

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