CDA Support Program


Cost: $399 Fast Track - Self Paced 12 Day Guided Instruction With 100% Candidate Success!

TIPS for Child Care Institute, Inc. provides ongoing opportunities for CDA Candidates like you to Fast Track their learning through Practical Strategies to Implement with the use of theory to best support various ages and stages of development through our membership you have an opportunity to participate in instructor led webinars. 


Our unique JumpStart webinars incorporate session polls, high energy passionate trainers and easy to use platforms for every technological levels. These sessions are great for individuals new to online learning or jump starting your early child care academic journey with proven results!


The Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Program is a national credentialing effort to improve the quality of performance of individual staff members in their role as child caregivers. The program emphasizes competency-based instruction, including supervised field experiences.

TIPS for Child Care Institute, Inc. provides a CDA assistance program, for applicants to obtain their 120 Formal Education Clock Hours, portfolio development, and rock your demonstration. This is coordinated with all live webinars and TOCLASS to provide support and advisement. Sign up today and get started!

The CDA Credential is awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition.

Our Program Supports All CDA Requirements:

Pre-k
Complete 120 hours of formal early childhood education training, covering the growth and development of children ages 3 to 5 years old, with no fewer than 10 training hours in each of the eight CDA subject areas. 

Infant:

Complete 120 hours of formal early childhood education training, covering the growth and development of children ages 0 to 36 months, with no fewer than 10 training hours in each of the CDA subject areas.

Family

Complete 120 hours of formal early childhood education training, covering the growth and development of children ages birth to 5 years old, with no fewer than 10 training hours in each of the eight CDA subject areas.

Home Visitor:

Complete 120 hours of formal early childhood education training, covering the growth and development of children ages birth to 5 years old, with no fewer than 10 training hours in each of the eight CDA subject areas.

CTE High School:

Students must have completed the entire 120 clock hours of child development education

CDA Subject Areas

- Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
- Advancing children's physical and intellectual development
- Supporting children's social and emotional development
- Building productive relationships with families
- Managing an effective program operation
- Maintaining a commitment to professionalism
- Observing and recording children's behavior
- Understanding principles of child development and learning

 

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.

 

The Child Development Associate (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. The Council works to ensure that the nationally-transferable CDA is a credible and valid credential, recognized by the profession as a vital part of professional development.

 

    CDAs have knowledge of how to put the CDA Competency Standards into practice and understanding of why those standards help children move with success from one developmental stage to another. Put simply, CDAs know how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of children.

     

    Earning the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ has many advantages, including exposure to the larger community of early childhood educators. Over 300,000 educators have received their CDA to date!

    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™

    • Advance your career (eg. EHS CCP Teacher Opportunities, qualify for food programs as a family child care provider and more...)

    • Meet job requirements (Head Start, State Standards, Child Care Block Grant Funded Positions)

    • Reinforce your commitment to early childhood education (Life Long Learners Benefit)

    • Provide parents with peace of mind (Learn to create parent friendly environments)

    • Understand developmentally appropriate practice (We even assist with Rethinking DAP for Infants and Toddlers)

    • Increase your confidence (You are a child care specialist be proud with your credentials to back up your commitment)