Earn Your CDA

CDA? What’s that? The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is a nationally recognized credential in the early childhood education field and is a stepping stone on the path of career advancement for family child care providers, center-based, or school setting staff. Demand is high for quality child care providers and earning your CDA is a mark of professionalism that is widely respected. It gives assurance to parents and administrators that they have hired a qualified individual to care for their children. Whether you’re just beginning your career or an established provider looking to grow your program, we offer a six-month CDA course that will give you the confidence and motivation to advance your career as an early childhood educator. The Child Care Solutions CDA Program is a unique combination of training and mentoring. This dual approach supports the CDA candidate while focusing on quality improvement within their program.

What does it cost? Child Care Solutions’ CDA program is $1500, including a $50 registration fee.

Next Session Begins July 21st!

The next session of CDA will begin Tuesday, July 21st, 2020. With the health and safety of both you and our Professional Development team in mind, this session of CDA will be taught online using Zoom, which can be accessed on a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. If you have any questions or concerns about taking the CDA course online with Zoom, please contact course instructor Kristy Sherman at kristys@childcaresolutionscny.org or (315) 446-1220 ext. 326. You can also learn more about getting started with Zoom on your preferred device here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Click here to download the July 2020 CDA Registration & Information Packet

Registration Instructions

1. Download a copy of the July 2020 CDA Registration & Information Packet. Please print and complete the form, including the “Understanding the Financial Responsibility of Your CDA Course” section, this must be signed and dated.

2. Pay your $50 registration fee one of two ways: pay online through our website or mail payment to Child Care Solutions, 6724 Thompson Road, Syracuse, NY 13211

3. Submit your signed registration form to Child Care Solutions at the address above. You may mail this form in with the $50 registration fee, mail separately if paying online or bring to the first class of the session.