The CDA candidate must complete 120 hours of formal early childhood education training, covering the growth and development of children, with no fewer than 10 training hours in each of the eight CDA subject areas. Training should be relevant to the age setting which you are applying for the CDA Credential.
The training can be done any time prior to applying for the CDA Credential.
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Candidate Credentialing Checklist
CDA Competency Standards Book
CDA Family Questionnaire
CDA Process Overview
CDA Training Preview
Example CDA Training Certificate
Lesson Plans for Young Learners
Navigating the CDA Courses
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Professional Philosophy Statement
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