Is there a time limit for the CDA?

If you’re won­der­ing “Is there a time lim­it for the CDA?” We can help! 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 process of obtain­ing your CDA typ­i­cal­ly takes six to eight months (onCon­tin­ue read­ing “Is there a time lim­it for the CDA?”

Who can serve as my Early Childhood Education (ECE) 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. 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?”

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.

My CDA has expired, what do I do?

Has your CDA expired? Are you won­der­ing if you should renew or reap­ply? Peo­ple call every day with ques­tions such as, “Can I renew my nation­al CDA if it expired?” or “When does my CDA expire?” or “Is it too late to renew my nation­al CDA?” 

What is a 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.

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