CDA Development Center

Making Great Teachers One Class at a Time

Earn your Child Development Associate Credential with our CDA Training Program

Contact Susan Carroll for more information:

susan.carroll@opportunityalliance.org

207.210.3536

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Join us April 8th, 2020 for the first class of our next session!

The CDA Credential is recognized nationally as the quality standard for training of professional early childhood educators and is the first step on the career ladder. CDA training helps teachers work effectively with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families in either a center-based or family childcare setting.

The CDA Development Center is committed to the idea that quality care makes a positive difference in the lives of children and their families. Working in the field of childcare is an important job requiring specialized skills and knowledge in early childhood  development. Our course curriculum is based on current research, early childhood theory and NAEYC’s standards for developmentally appropriate practice.

Tuition Costs: $800 - which includes:
  • Textbook
  • 120 hours of documented training in:
    • Health, Safety, and Environment
    • Physical and Cognitive
    • Productive Family Relations
    • Program Management
    • Commitment to Professionalism
    • Child Development
    • Social and Emotional
    • Observing Children
  • Development of your Professional Portfolio
  • Field advising: where you will have personal support in meeting the goals of the CDA program in the following areas:
    • Assessing your learning environment
    • Assessing your individual teaching style
    • Writing of the Competency Goals

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