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How to get a CDA for FREE in Maryland!

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Maryland CDA Funding

There is an amazing CDA funding opportunity for providers in Maryland and ChildCareEd is happy to help you through the process!

This funding opportunity is for those who need to complete the entire CDA, those who need to Renew their CDA, and those who currently have their 90 hours and would like to earn a CDA (they can use their 90 hours towards the CDA).

ChildCareEd is partnering with Maryland Family Network (MFN), the  Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and the CDA Council to offer the CDA Credential, CDA Renewal, and CDA Bridge Bundle for FREE! The Bridge Bundle is what they are calling the 30 hours of training required for those who already have their 90 hours.

What does the funding cover?

This funding will cover all components of obtaining the CDA Credential, Renewal, or Bridge Bundle: the CDA Competency Standards Book, 120-hours of training, 45 hours renewal training, or 30 hours bridge training, and the Application fee. ChildCareEd offers the 120-hours of CDA training, 30-hour CDA Bridge Bundle training, and 45 hours of CDA Renewal training in an online self-paced format. Included is a portfolio review with one of our CDA PD Specialists.


To be eligible for the Maryland #CDA funding program, you must:

  • Be a childcare provider in Maryland
  • Be working in a licensed child care center or be a registered family child care provider

If you are ready to get started the first step is to fill out a quick questionnaire with your information.

Next Steps

You will receive an email within 10 business days of submitting your application confirming you have been awarded OR asking you for additional information in order to complete the request. At that time, you will be able to choose ChildCareEd as your training organization.

Application vouchers expire 6 months from the date of issue and can not be extended. If an unused voucher expires, you may apply for a new voucher.

This opportunity will not last forever so take advantage now! 

Already received funding approval? Choose ChildCareEd today and receive a free binder to use for your Professional Portfolio. 

If you are interested in earning your CDA and want to take advantage of the Maryland CDA funding program, please contact ChildCareEd today. We would be happy to help you through the process.


Here are some of the benefits of earning your CDA:

  • Increased knowledge and skills in #early_childhood_education
  • Increased job opportunities and earning potential
  • Improved ability to provide quality care for children
  • Recognition as a professional in the early childhood field

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