Child Development Associate (CDA)

Child Care Connection’s CDA course offers child care professionals, whether new to the field or interested in increasing their knowledge of early childhood education, an engaging learning experience. Students can earn up to 120 hours of training in one year. Earn a credential that is nationally recognized, satisfies the qualifications of New Jersey’s “Group Teacher” requirement, fulfills a core requirement of the NJ Infant/Toddler Credential, and supports standards within GNJK and the recommendations of NAEYC’s accreditation standards!

Enrollment for our 2023 series is CLOSED.

Download the 2023 brochure to see what the series looks like, and check back for an announcement of our 2024 series!

If you have additional questions regarding the CDA process, need assistance to determine the best choice of courses to fit your professional development plan, or guidance in preparing for the assessment phase, please call Child Care Connection’s Early Childhood Institute for Professional Development at 609-989-7940.