What is a CDA and why is it important for Massachusetts providers? - post

What is a CDA and why is it important for Massachusetts providers?

The Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE), and it is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. The CDA® is based on a core set of competency standards that guide early childhood professionals toward becoming qualified educators of young children. 

Best of all the CDA fulfills the coursework requirements for the EEC Professional Qualifications Certification in Massachusetts to become an Infant/Toddler Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher or Preschool Lead Teacher.

The Council for Professional Recognition is a leader in the credentialing of early childhood educators worldwide. They ensure that candidates who earn the Child Development Associate® (CDA) credential are well prepared to foster the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of young children. Having a CDA® doesn’t just help educators bring out the best in children. It also advances their careers and contributes to the status of our profession. CDA Council https://www.cdacouncil.org/ 

Becoming a CDA is a big commitment, but one that creates confident practitioners with a command of today’s best practices for teaching very young children.

  • Advance your career
  • Meet job requirements
  • Reinforce your commitment to early childhood education
  • Provide parents with peace of mind
  • Understand developmentally appropriate practice
  • Increase your confidence


H&H Child Care Training Center can be your one stop shop to obtain your CDA. H&H offers all three types of CDA:

Preschool https://www.childcareed.com/courses-cda-preschool-credential.html 

Infant/Toddler https://www.childcareed.com/courses-cda-infant-toddler-credential.html  

Family Child Care https://www.childcareed.com/courses-cda-family-child-care-credential.html

In addition, H&H also has a PD Specialist on staff to conduct verification visits.

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