Child Development Associate Program

Child Development Associate Program


Child Development Associate Customized Training

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

Educational Objectives:
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.

Program Scope:
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:

  • 120 CDA Instructional Hours
  • CPR Certification
  • 10 Portfolio Test Preparation Hours
  • On-site Instruction
  • On-line Testing Center Access

Program Length:
Determined by customized training agreement established with child care center.

Completion Requirements:
Completion of the CDA Portfolio, submission of the Council for Professional Recognition CDA Credentialing Process on-line Application 

Certificate Awarded:
Child Development Associate Credential may be awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition if the student passes the national test.






Make a Payment