Who can serve as my Early Childhood Education Reviewer?

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. An ECE Reviewer must have recent—within the last year—and firsthand knowledge of your capability as a caregiver for children in the setting of yourContinue reading “Who can serve as my Early Childhood Education Reviewer?”

What’s an early childhood professional organization membership?

Renewing your national Child Development Associate (CDA) credential? The CDA Council requires that you submit proof of membership in an early childhood professional organization. Your membership must be current at the time you submit your CDA renewal application. The CDA Council will accept an individual membership or one that is part of your center’s membership.Continue reading “What’s an early childhood professional organization membership?”

5 Steps to Completing the Professional Portfolio for your National CDA

Are you pursuing a National CDA? Are you ready to start your Professional Portfolio? Care Courses wants to help! So how do you create your CDA Professional Portfolio? Anyone pursuing their CDA Credential should purchase the Competency Standards Book, which is available through the CDA Council’s website. This book gives step-by-step instructions on how to build your ProfessionalContinue reading “5 Steps to Completing the Professional Portfolio for your National CDA”

What is a CDA?

Let Care Courses Help You Earn Your National CDA! The Child Development Associate (CDA) credential is the most widely recognized credential in the early childhood education field. Earning your CDA confirms to employers, parents, and others that you understand and meet the highest standards in early childhood care and education. The national CDA credential isContinue reading “What is a CDA?”