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Why I decided to earn my CDA Credential with ChildCareEd.

image in article Why I decided to earn my CDA Credential with ChildCareEd.Are you a childcare provider in Baltimore County looking to increase your salary and develop professionally? We all want to earn more money and excel in our careers and often that means advancing our knowledge in the field. The #CDA Credential is one of the best ways to increase your salary and advance your position in #Early_Childhood_Education. 

I was once like you, I was working in a childcare center as an aid in a 4-year-old classroom. I was making $11.00 an hour, living with my parents, and could barely pay the few bills I had. I knew I needed to do something to advance my career but I wasn't sure if college was the right path for me. One day I was taking a training course at ChildCareEd and came across an article about the CDA Credential. I liked the idea of only needing 120 hours of training and that I would be working while completing my Credential. I decided to go for it and was able to save some money by applying for funding through The Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood.

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.

The fund covers:

  • $425 initial online assessment fee
  • $125 renewal online application fee
  • $33 for The Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program and CDA Competency Standards book

I was able to complete all of my 120 hours of training at ChildCareEd online and at my own pace. The best part of completing my training with ChildCareEd was being able to speak with one of the CDA PD Specialists they have on staff. The PD Specialist was able to answer my questions and help me as I was developing my Professional Portfolio. 

I am now a lead teacher of a 4-year-old classroom making more than double my previous salary. I was even able to move out of my parent's house! Obtaining my
CDA Credential was the best decision I have ever made. Don’t waste any more time! Earn your CDA today with ChildCareEd!

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