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?”
Category Archives: About the CDA Credential
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.
How Do I Create a CDA Professional Portfolio?
Learn how to create a professional portfolio for your CDA Credential. Watch our professional portfolio video!
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.