Designed for students who need an entry-level nationally-recognized credential.
CDA specialized diploma prepares students for assessment by the Council for Professional Recognition for entry-level positions in early care and education including Head Start.
The CDA Specialized Diploma consists of three courses. Upon successful completion of the specialized diploma you will receive 9 credits toward an ECE Certificate or Associate Degree. The courses:
CDA sections of the following courses are needed:
eCDA is a new online program with courses designed to provide flexibility in your ability to access course content, submit assignments, and interact with your instructor and fellow students. Learning occurs through highly interactive and thought-provoking real-life, computer-based scenarios facilitated by highly qualified faculty.
It is a wonderful, new, convenient way for you to get started on a fulfilling career.
The program is now available through contact training at your site. If you are interested in on-site training, please contact us.
If you are looking to renew your CDA Certification, click here.
The states listed below provide financial assistance for individuals to obtain a CDA Credential through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). Funding may be available for the CDA assessment fee and other costs of earning or renewing the Credential. Please contact the appropriate agency in your state for information about eligibility requirements and funding availability.
For more information on CDA Scholarships click here.
Unfortunately, not all states participate in this program. If your state is not listed, we suggest you contact the child care licensing agency in your state or your local resource and referral agency. They are excellent sources of information about free or low-cost CDA training.
Financial assistance can only be used in our semester start option.
State Specific Information: