A Child Development Associate is an individual who has successfully completed the assessment process and has been awarded the CDA Credential. CDA's are able to meet the needs of children, work with parents and other adults to nurture children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth in a child development framework.
TECTA provides tuition assistance and loaned books for students to take four early childhood education courses that fulfill the training requirement. The four courses are:
TECTA also provides the candidate with a CDA Manual, Professional Portfolio support, Assignment of a Professional Development Specialist, application assistance and a $425 application scholarship.
The Council for Professional Recognition is the grantor of the CDA Credential. TECTA assists students in the process of attaining their credential through tuition assistance, coaching and Verification Visit support. The Council's website is www.cdacouncil.org
For more information regarding the CDA credential, contact
Phone: (931) 221-7309
Step 1: The first step is to complete a TECTA Orientation. (Visit our Orientation Page for more info.)
Step 2: Attend one College Application Meeting.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Thursday May 12, 2016
Every meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. in Room 137 at
Nashville State Community College, Clarksville Campus
1760 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard
Clarksville, TN 37040
Saturday, May 21, 2016
This meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Room 120 at
Waymon L Hickman Building
Columbia State Community College
1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
For more information regarding the College Application Meetings, contact
Phone: (931) 221-7300