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Child Development Associate Courses
If you have any question concerning the CDA program, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our friendly customer service staff will help find the best solutions for you.
The Child Development Associate Credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education and is based on a core set of Competency Standards, which guide early care and learning professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. Here at The McKee Group, we are excited to assist you in earning your CDA Credential.
Because you are required to complete a Professional Portfolio, our course has been designed to be completed in a minimum of 8 weeks. There is no time limit to complete the course, the course is completed self-paced and available to you 24/7.
There is an additional cost of $425.00 that will be paid to the CDA Council. Scholarships for this fee may be available.
Prepare for the CDA Credentialing Process
Anytime before you apply
- You must have a high school diploma or GED.
- Complete 120 clock hours, including 10 hours in each of the 8 CDA Subject Areas with us.
- Have 480 hours of experience working with children within the last 3 years. It may be professional or volunteer.
Once you enroll, you will receive via mail, a Competency Standards book from us.
You may also purchase The Essentials for Working with Young Children Textbook and the Workbook if you would like.
For your Professional Portfolio, you may want to purchase a 3-ring binder
There is an additional cost of $125.00 that will be paid to the CDA Council for your renewal.
Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Here at The McKee Group Child Care Consulting would like to assist you. The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. Our courses are recognized by Child Care Licensing and the CDA Council.
Becoming a CDA is a big commitment, but one that creates confident practitioners with command of today’s best practices for teaching young children.
Benefits of The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™
- Reinforce your commitment to early childhood education
- Provide parents with peace of mind
- Understand developmentally appropriate practice
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