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CDA Assessment Scholarship

What Is the Child Development Associate (CDA)?
Who Can Get the Scholarship and How Much Is It?
Eligibility Requirements
Scholarship Applications: CDA / CCP
CDA Assessment Scholarship Chart
Tips for Earning a CDA Credential
CDA Assessment Scholarship
For More Information


What Is the Child Development Associate (CDA)?
The CDA is a national credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition to child care professionals who have successfully completed the CDA assessment process.

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Who Can Get the Scholarship and How Much Is It?
The CDA Assessment Scholarship is available to eligible child care professionals seeking to obtain the national CDA Credential. The scholarship pays 70 percent of the assessment fee. Additionally, the scholarship awards a $200 educational stipend to those who successfully complete the assessment process and are awarded the CDA Credential and additionally are eligible for REWARD Oklahoma.

Note: Employees from school-age or federally funded child care programs are not eligible to participate in the scholarship.

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Eligibility Requirements

*CDA training completed prior to March 31, 2007, will be accepted for the CDA Assessment Scholarship as long as training is within the last five years. Out-of-state CDA training is considered on a case-by-case basis.

For additional information, contact the scholar coordinator at your local community college or the Scholars Program office at 866.343.3881 (toll free) or 405.225.9395.

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CDA/CCP Assessment Scholarship
CDA Application (updated application coming soon)
CCP Application (updated application coming soon)

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CDA Assessment Scholarship Chart
Scholarship Chart (PDF, 110k)

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Tips for Earning a CDA Credential
Tip Sheet (PDF, 38k)

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CDA Assessment Scholarship
CDA Assessment Scholarship (PDF, 81k)

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For More Information
For more information, visit the links on the left or contact Gina McPherson at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 866.343.3881 (toll free) or 405.225.9396, or the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care scholar coordinator in your area.

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