Feb 06, 2023  
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 
  
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23

CDA Credential, Certificate


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CDA Credential

The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a national credential earned by individuals working with young children from birth to five years of age in child care settings. The CDA credential is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care professionals as they work to becoming qualified teachers of young children. The candidate must document 120 clock-hours of formal training through course work, 480 clock-hours of current experience working with young children, and complete documentation as required by the Council for Professional Recognition. MCCC courses provide the training required for the CDA and may be applied toward the associate degree or certificate programs. Please note that MCCC does not award the CDA credential. See the Council for Professional Recognition website for more information (www.cdacouncil.org).

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