The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is a national credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition. It is a key stepping stone for many early-care professionals on the path of career advancement in early-care and education. The CDA Credential is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early-care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children.
CDA Competency Standards
Educational Requirements: 150 Clock Hours of Formal Training
|Providing a Safe and Healthy Learning Environment
|Steps to Advance Children’s Physical and Intellectual Development
|Positive Ways to Support Children’s Social and Emotional Development
|Strategies to Establish Productive Relationships With Families
|Strategies to Manage an Effective Program Operation
|Maintain a Commitment to Professionalism
|Observing and Recording Children’s Behavior
|Principles of Child Growth and Development
Return the completed application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment. You will receive log-in information within 1-5 business days after we receive your application. Once you receive your log-in information, you will complete the online course and take the online exam.
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Continuing Education Units (CEU)
Our online continuing education hours meet the 45 hours/3 years for CDA renewal and 20 hours/year of professional development for childcare workers that is required by DHS to maintain credentials and employment, and stay in compliance with state regulations. All courses are approved by the CECPD OK Professional Development Registry.
Online Courses Include:
And many more!
Cost is based on the number of employees at a facility. Students can obtain 30 CEU hours per semester.
To begin the enrollment process, contact
405-452-1245 or email@example.com