Child Development Associate (CDA)

Earn a widely recognized national credential for early education through our online program!

  • Learn about child development, meeting the needs of children in your care, and how to build productive relationships with families
  • Advance your career
  • Meet requirements for SUTQ
  • Get a national credential that comes with you if you leave the state of Ohio
  • If you need more reasons to get your CDA, check out this brief video from the Council for Professional Recognition discussing the program and its effects

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How can coad4kids help?

  1. Getting Started
    • Answer your questions
    • Register you for the classes
    • Provide you with the scholarship application
  2. Classes
    • Provide online classes with a live instructor
    • Offer convenient class times (call for current offerings)
    • Present all 9 courses for a total of 135 professional development hours (120 of the these hours are Ohio-Approved)
    • Assist you with putting together your portfolio
  3. Verification Visit
    • Support you in preparing for your visit
    • Guide you through registering for a visit through the council

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