CDA: The Child Development Associate Credential
Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
For home and center child care practitioners who wish to document their ability to meet national standards of care and education for young children.
An entry-level early childhood development credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition. The mission of the CDA National Credentialing Program is to enhance the quality of early care and education for young children by establishing standards which define, evaluate, and recognize the competence of early childhood teachers and home visitors. Candidates pursuing the CDA credential document their child care experience and skills through a professional resource file, parent questionnaires and 120 training hours in eight different subject areas.
NATIONAL CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION CREDENTIALS
CCP: Certified Childcare Professional Credential - teachers
NAC: The National Administrator Credential - directors
Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) Credential
For center child care practitioners who wish to be recognized for their achievement as a child care professionals by meeting standards in fifteen professional ability areas.
Recognition of individual achievement is granted through the awarding of the CCP to those candidates who meet the National Standards established by the National Child Care Association (NCCA). Candidates advance through the credentialing process at their own pace. The Professional Standards Council awards credentials to successful candidates.
National Administrator Credential (NAC)
For child care directors
The NAC offers directors an opportunity to receive 40 clock hours of high-quality, relevant, college-level education in five days of training. The training focuses on financial, staff and program management. Participants are expected to complete projects and reading assignments between classes.
Contact: National Child Care Association – www.nccanet.org
KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS!
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For staff and administrators of child care centers, family-based providers, trainers, consultants, technical assistance providers, after-school care providers
The Georgia Early Care and Education Professional Development Registry is a statewide system that guides, tracks and recognizes the professional growth and development of individuals working in early care and education. When you participate in the Registry, you join other professionals in
Georgia who have documented their training, experience and education. The Georgia Registry is an efficient system to keep track of your ongoing training, education and experience in early care and education. Through your participation, you help shape a more professional image for this field.
Georgia Early Care and Education Professional Development System – www.training.decal.state.ga.us