In Virginia the CDA credential can be used toward teacher and lead teacher qualifications. It is as the Council for Professional Recognition states the “Best 1st Step” for professional development.

The EduWorkforce CDA cohort will provide you not only with the required course works but also advisement, writing support, portfolio creation, career services, and classroom observation in pursuit of the Child Development Associate Credential.

Students in the program:

  • Demonstrate the use of the developmental perspective in their work with young children and families.
  • Support second-language learners and children with special needs in early childhood education programs effectively.
  • Examine and reflect on their teaching, both orally and in writing.
  • Apply effective classroom practices and create developmentally appropriate learning environments.
  • Use strategies and techniques to strengthen connections between their centers and children's homes.
  • Use skills and resources to assist parents in caring effectively for their children.

EduWorkforce will support you as you prepare and apply for your credential. Together we will:

  • Review the requirements for applying and evaluating participants Professional Education documentation towards the required 120 hours of training in the 8 CDA subject areas
  • Gain an understanding of the 6 CDA Competency Standards that define the skills that a competent early care and learning professional should demonstrate in working with young children
  • Demonstrate that you have learned to put the standards into practice by preparing the Professional Portfolio
  • Review the CDA application process from selection of a PD specialist to what to expect during the Verification Visit and the CDA exam

Presenter: Naï K. Davis, M.Ed. is a CDA Professional Development Specialist

Dates: Start Date: July for the Cohort but individual students are welcome anytime.

Place: Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church, VA

Time: To be determine (depends of the Students)

CDA Competencies: 1-2-3-4-5 and 6 Portfolio- Yes