CDA Candidates


The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is a widely recognized credential in early childhood education administered by the Council for Professional Development. The CDA Credential guides early child care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. Obtaining a CDA is an important accomplishment and one that develops well informed practitioners knowledgeable in child development and best practices for teaching young children.

NAEYC has published many resources that support early childhood educators in their continued learning about best practices and the latest research in the early childhood field. NAEYC was a part of the original Child Development Associate (CDA) Consortium and we proudly continue to support and encourage the CDA credential.