Why take the #CDA training with ChildCareEd
- Flexibility: With ChildCareEd, participants have the ability to complete the CDA program at their own pace, fitting their education around their busy schedule. Plus, there are no travel costs or in-person meetings required. The program is offered entirely online, meaning there is no need to leave the comfort of your own home or office.
- Affordability: ChildCareEd has competitive pricing options, allowing participants to complete the CDA program at an affordable cost. Plus, with the added benefits and features of the program, ChildCareEd offers exceptional value.
- Expertise: ChildCareEd has experienced instructors who have a background in early childhood education, ensuring that participants receive high-quality training and mentoring throughout the entire CDA process.
- Community: ChildCareEd offers a community of like-minded individuals who are going through the same CDA program. This provides an opportunity for participants to discuss best practices, offer support, and build a professional network in the early childhood education industry.
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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.
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.