Inauguration of ECLW’s 120-Hour Child Development Associate/CDA in Chinese, English, and Spanish

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The Chinese American Planning Council’s (CPC) Early Childhood Learning and Wellness Services program (ECLW) is proud to announce the commencement of three new 120-hour Child Development Associate credential (CDA) courses in Chinese, English, and Spanish. These are a continuation of CPC ECLW’s efforts to improve the quality of child care in New York City, as well as one of CPC’s efforts to address the language barrier that separates New York’s non-English speaking communities from social and professional development services. Due to CPC ECLW’s partnership with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and New York’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), CPC ECLW is presently the only organization that offers the 120-hour CDA course in Chinese. CPC ECLW held its first CDA courses of late 2019 in Chinese and English on October 5th, 2019, with Spanish CDA course beginning next month in November.

The CDA credential is granted by the Council for Professional Recognition and is the most widely recognized mark of quality in Early Childhood Education. It is also mandatory for providers that seek to partake in the Department of Education’s proposed home-based 3-K for All Model. Thanks to CPC ECLW’s partnership with UFT and OCFS, tuition of $2,000 has been waived for students. The English and Chinese courses began on October 5, 2019, and the Spanish course will begin on November 16, 2019.

For more information, please contact Mr. Kevin Tam, Training Coordinator,  at 212-941-0030 ext. 160 or email him at ktam@cpc-nyc.org. CPC ELCW is located at 165 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002.

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