A Child Development Associate (CDA) is an individual who has successfully completed the CDA assessment process and has been awarded the CDA Credential. CDAs are able to meet the specific needs of children and work with parents and other adults to nurture children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth in a child development framework. The CDA Credential is administered by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition (The Council) in Washington DC.
Earning a CDA credential can improve your skills and confidence in working with children. It can also increase your opportunities for advancement in the early childhood field by helping you become eligible for positions such as Director, Group Leader, and Assistant Teacher. The CDA credential is also recognized in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
ECLW offers the 120-hour CDA course and will run for 17 Saturdays; 9 am to 5 pm.
***We offer scholarships to cover the costs associated with the “120-hour CDA” course. Please contact Mr. Kevin Tam at (212) 941-0030 ext. 160 to determine your eligibility!