Is Your Center Enrolled in GROW NJ KIDS
or Would You Like Customized CDA Training Specifically for Your Staff?
If so, Starting Points will provide on-site customized training for your staff to obtain their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. If you are a member of Grow NJ Kids your non-degreed staff members are eligible to receive a free scholarship to pay for the training.
Prerequisites: High School Diploma or GED/30 hours employment at a Grow NJ Kids Center
To provide participants with: the information and organization needed to prepare for the Council for Professional Recognition’s CDA Credentialing Process including the CDA Portfolio online exam and classroom observation; a thorough and complete understanding of the time-frame for the CDA credentialing process; a comprehensive and practical understanding of NAEYC’s Code of Ethics; the professional vocabulary necessary to communicate with early childhood educators across the country; the time and practice necessary to assimilate best practices into their own teaching styles, and a support-base from which their professional and personal selves will continue to develop into higher functioning early childhood educators.
This level IIF Occupation designation from the NJ Registry Career Lattice of Professional Impact New Jersey prepares the participants for a national credential that is geographically transferable and recognized by licensing agencies across the country.
Here is what they’ll receive:
Determined by customized training agreement established with child care center.
Completion of the CDA Portfolio, submission of the Council for Professional Recognition CDA Credentialing Process on-line Application
Child Development Associate Credential may be awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition if the student passes the national test.
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“I learned how to teach other teachers that it is best to use warm voices so the children can trust you and feel safe and secure.”
“I learned how to be a team player and how to discuss a child’s education with their parents.”
“I learned that children should be given time to express their work. I also learned that you should always ask open-ended questions.”
“I learned how to let children explore their environment and the importance of partnerships with their families.”
“I learned to teach children by developing their five domains and guiding them to be confident.”
“I learned how to enjoy and appreciate children’s books on a different level and to read them with enthusiasm and excitement.”
“I learned to have more patience when working with children that need on-on-one care. I also learned how to achieve my goal to grow in this field.”
“I learned ways to teach children with special needs.”
“I learned how to build literacy and vocabulary in children and to allow them to express themselves in open conversation.”
“I learned that each child is unique and we need to encourage their curiosity.”
“I learned that a child’s environment and the people around them can affect their development.”
“I learned ab out how to work with, speak to, and have conversations with children. I learned how to develop children’s skills and guide their behavior.”
“I learned to inspire families and children by building trust and always being professional.”
“I learned how to implement important learning experiences and practices according to children’s developmental needs.”
“I learned different aspects of literacy development that taught me how to explore and introduce children to books and writings.”
“I learned to promote children’s literacy through play and I learned to model positive behaviors.”
“I learned to positively guide children and how to reinforce positive behavior.”
“I learned how to encourage children and help them develop new skills.”
“I learned that every child is unique and learns in a different way.”
“I learned that most experiences that we provide children help to scaffold their knowledge.”
“I learned to use new strategies in handling children’s behaviors.”
“I learned that children learn through play.”
“I learned that in order to become the best teacher I can be, I must strive to better myself and expand my knowledge.”
“I learned that reading is important to a child’s experience and I have grown knowing how to encourage children to read more.”
“I have grown confident in preparing and carrying out developmentally appropriate tasks for preschoolers.”
“I learned how to support families by sharing different resources.”
“I learned as a teacher how to control my emotions. Most of all I learned patience.”
“I learned how to use positive guidance with children and to build strong relationships with them.”
“I learned how important play is to the lives of children and to meet them where they are and teach them so they can grow.”
“I learned that play is an important part of children’s development.”
“I learned how to assess children’s needs in all areas of development and how to use this information to support a child’s learning.”
“I learned how to be an effective part of a child’s learning.”