We’re pleased to announce a brand new round of our Child Development Associate (CDA) preparation cohort beginning this summer. The cohort is currently accepting registrations until May 31.

Child Development Associate (CDA) is the most widely recognized credential for Early Childhood Professionals. It is nationally transferable and is a vital part of a provider’s professional development.

The following document includes “Why” this credential is so important in your career development.

Why CDA?

Por que CDA?

Invest in your professional development by learning effective teaching practices in early childhood education. By completing the following steps, you will get all the support you need to receive your CDA.

What providers are saying:

“I have been in childcare since 1999 and have always wanted to earn my CDA. When the opportunity presented itself, I quickly jumped on board. Although it requires great commitment, the support we receive from each other in the cohort is tremendous. I can sense the dedication of my colleagues and instructors, and I am motivated to get my work completed. The teachers have confidence in our abilities and encourage us along the way. Even though I have been in early childhood education for many years, I have learned new information that will enable me to be a better teacher/director. Several of my staff have enrolled, and it is wonderful to see how they are supporting each other. I highly recommend a cohort experience to anyone who wants to earn their CDA.”

– Mica Jackson, director of applications for Brandywine Childcare and Preschool

To learn more and sign up, click here.

Questions? Email Veronica Commodore at vcomm@udel.edu.