Teacher Criteria for Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships
Center-based Early Head Start teachers must have a minimum of an Infant -Toddler Child
Development Associate (CDA) or a comparable credential or a preschool CDA (or comparable
credential) with training in infant toddler development. Family child care Early Head Start teachers
must have previous early child care experience and, at a minimum, enroll in a Child Development
Associate (CDA) program, an Associate's degree program, or Bachelor's degree program in child
development within six months of beginning service. The family child care provider must acquire
the credential or degree within two years of beginning service.