National CDA

The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a nationally recognized credential for early care and education teachers, assistant teachers, family care providers and other caregivers who work directly with children from birth through age five. This credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education.The Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C. is the only organization that can award a CDA Credential. Broward College offer the National CDA training courses. These courses prepare students who work or plan to work with children birth-five years of age in a licensed child care facility or family child care home. This program prepares the students for the National CDA Credential.

The following training courses that must be completed to meet the training portion of the credential are:

  • CHD1320 - Curriculum Planning for Early Childhood
  • EEC1200 - Early Childhood Education
  • EEC1603 - Child Guidance

Upon registration for these National CDA training courses at Broward College, students will be able to:

  • Receive 120 hours of CDA specific training with 9 College Credits that can go towards and Associates Degree.
  • Have access to Scholarship Funds, Financial Aid, and Teach Scholarship.
  • Find support throughout the entire& process, in each of the training courses and as well as additional resource materials and guides to help you both in your application for a CDA and your professional work as an early childhood educator.
  • Obtain a technical certificate in Child Care Center Management if you register for the Director's Credential class.