#CDA training with ChildCareEd?' style="float: right;" src="/source/portrait-3157821__340%5B1%5D.jpg" alt="" width="375" height="250" />Why take the #CDA training with ChildCareEd
- Flexible online CDA training program that can be accessed from anywhere at any time for easy and convenient learning.
- Expert guidance through the entire CDA process, from training to completion, to ensure your success in achieving certification.
- A dedicated support team to assist with all of your questions and concerns throughout the CDA process.
- Cost-effective and affordable CDA training program that fits your budget, with no hidden fees or extra charges.
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Why Do You Need A CDA?
The Child Development Associate (CDA) credential is the most widely recognized and valued credential in #early_childhood_education. Earning this credential provides career growth and advancement, as well as the potential to earn more. ChildCareEd is here to support you through your journey to earning your CDA! Register today to start your CDA training and becoming a Child Care Professional. Training hours may count towards part of your state requirements.
Determine which #CDA is best for you:
Center-Based Infant/toddler: Work with children birth to 36 months.
The #Infant-Toddler center-based setting is a state-approved child development center where a candidate can be observed working with a group of at least 3 children ages birth through 36 months, with at least one of the sub-groups. The program must have at least 10 children enrolled, not necessarily in the candidate’s group, and at least two early educators working with the children on a regular basis.
Center-Based Preschool: Work with children ages 3 to 5 years old.
The #Preschool center-based setting is a state-approved child development center where a candidate can be observed working with at least 8 children, all of whom are ages 3 to 5 years. The program must have at least 10 children enrolled, not necessarily in the candidate’s group, and at least two early educators working with the children on a regular basis.
Family Child Care: Work with children ages birth to 5 years.
A #Family_Child_Care setting is a family child care home where a candidate can be observed working with at least two children 5 years old or younger who are not related to the candidate by blood or marriage. The setting must meet at least the minimum level of applicable state and/or local regulations. Family Child Care settings are also eligible in localities where there is no regulation of family child care.
Note: In states where there are licensed ‘group homes,’ these meet the CDA requirements for a family child care setting. However, in group homes where 10 or more children are enrolled and at least 2 caregivers work with the children on a regular basis, candidates may apply for the center-based credential.
Maryland Family Network, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and the Council for Professional Recognition are partnering to provide thousands of Maryland's early childhood educators with financial support to help them earn the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. These financial awards will cover registration and other fees as well as books required for the program.