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Obtaining a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is an important step in gaining knowledge about child development, early childhood education, and best practices inside of the classroom.

What is a Child Development Associate (CDA)?

The CDA is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood 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.

What benefits are associated with obtaining my CDA?

Career advancement.  The CDA will assist in advancing you to a CPL3, which qualifies you for a promotion to a Lead Teacher and earns a substantial pay increase!  After obtaining your CDA, you may transition into the ECE Apprenticeship which supports with obtaining an associate degree in ECE.

How does the Brightside Ohio LAUNCH CDA program work?

Brightside Academy Ohio will cover the cost of your CDA Credential!  We have established partnerships and programming to make the process of completing your training, your portfolio, the observation requirement, and passing the CDA exam possible.

What are the six competency goals that make up the CDA Competency Standards?

  • Goal I. To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment.

  • Goal II. To advance physical and intellectual competence.

  • Goal III. To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance.

  • Goal IV. To establish positive and productive relationships with families.

  • Goal V. To ensure a well-run purposeful program that is responsive to participant needs.

  • Goal VI. To maintain a commitment to professionalism.

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