Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)

Program Level: Certificates, Continuing Education
Department: Workforce Training Network
Institute: Public Service
College: SAC

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. Gain the necessary skills needed to successfully complete the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) 2.0 from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.   

This credential is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. The Council works to ensure that the nationally-transferable CDA is a credible and valid credential, recognized by the profession as a vital part of professional development.

CDAs have knowledge of how to put the CDA Competency Standards into practice and understanding of why those standards help children move with success from one developmental stage to another. Put simply, CDAs know how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of children.


Child Development Associate - CDEC 1016 

Early childhood professionals play important roles for young children and their families. Courses in this program cover childhood behavior, relationships, diversity, curriculum, guidance, and health.
During this training, you will gain the necessary skills needed to successfully complete the CDA Credential from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.

For more information, please contact 210-486-0521

For information on scholarships, download this T.E.A.CH. brochure. 


Program Manager

Ray Hernandez, M.A.

Phone: 210-486-0401
Campus: San Antonio College 
Building: Moody Learning Center (MLC) 632

Admin. Service Specialist

Deborah J. Harrison  

Phone: 210-486-0401 
Office: San Antonio College (SAC)
Building: Oppenheimer Center (OC) Room 322

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