Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)
Are you interested in pursuing your CDA but overwhelmed by the confusing language or requirements? Join us as we help you tackle the steps and break down each statement while offering you customized hands-on help.
CDA 101: Orientation to Earning Your Credential is a pre-requisite training to understand the benefits of earning your CDA and what needs to be accomplished to achieve the credential.
CDA Professional Portfolio & CDA Competency Statements is designed for our CDA Professional Development Specialist to work with you on building and organizing your portfolio, and to prepare the six written reflections on your own teaching practices. This training also offers technical assistance for ongoing support of the CDA process. For more information, call the provider intake line at (205) 945-0018 and press 9.
CDA Assessment Fee Scholarships
If you are interested in pursuing the CDA Credential and need financial assistance, visit the program sites below to determine your eligibility.
TEACH Early Childhood Alabama
The TEACH Scholarship program, provided by the Alabama Partnership for Children, can assist you in attaining a Child Development Associate Credential or an Associate Degree.
For more information, contact Smart Start Alabama Partnership for Children.
Leadership in Child Care Scholarship
The Alabama Department of Post-Secondary Education provides the Leadership in Child Care Scholarship Program for staff working in exempt from licensure programs.
For more information, contact the Alabama Community College System or call 1-334-242-2965.