Care Courses New York CDA

What are the benefits of having a CDA Credential in New York?

In New York State:

  • having a CDA (plus either a plan of study leading to a bachelor’s degree or a New York State Children’s Program Administrator Credential and additional experience) qualifies you to work as a director in a child day care center.
  • having a CDA (plus additional experience) qualifies you to work as a group teacher for preschoolers or infants and toddlers in a child daycare center.

If you are located in New York City, please refer to Article 47 of the NYC Health Code (sections 47.13, 47.15, and 47.17) or speak with your consultant from the Department of Health for the guidelines on how a CDA can be used and what requirements you need in order to work as a Group Teacher and/or Daycare Director.

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