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 scholarships 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, mentor and advisor support.
The Council's website is www.cdacouncil.org
Phone: (931) 221-7309