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. The education component for the CDA can be met through Pathway training or nine credit hours of child development or early childhood education.
WHAT IS THE CHILD CARE PROFESSIONAL (CCP)?
The CCP is a national credential awarded by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation Commission Inc. to child care professionals who have successfully demonstrated knowledge of early childhood development and skills in working with young children. One hundred and fifty (150) of the 180 clock hours for the CCP education component can be met through Pathway training.
WHO CAN GET THE ASSESSMENT SCHOLARSHIP AND HOW MUCH IS IT?
The Scholars program provides an assessment scholarship to eligible child care professionals for the national CDA or CCP credential. The scholarship assists with the assessment fee.
- Be employed at a licensed child care facility.
- Be employed in a licensed child care facility participating in the state QRIS program with a rating of one star or higher.
- Be employed as a teacher, assistant director, director, family child care provider assistant, or family child care provider (caring for children other than my own) working at least 30 hours per week.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information, visit the links on the right or contact Bailey Maxey at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 866.343.3881 (toll free) or 405.225.9133, or the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care scholar coordinator in your area.