Do you want to know what a CDA is? Do you want to get a National Child Development Associate credential?
Read below and explore our webpages to learn more!
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is a nationally recognized professional credential
administered by the Council for Professional Recognition. The Council offers CDA Credentials in the
following child care settings:
Center-Based, for which candidates receive endorsements to work with:
Infants & Toddlers, or
Family Child Care; and
Please read the descriptions below to determine which setting is appropriate for you and to learn more
the process (including professional portfolio, PD specialist, verification visit, and CDA exam) and