CDA Course Overview

The Penn State Better Kid Care On Demand CDA Course meets the professional education requirements of 120 hours of formal early childhood education for the CDA Credential® and guides participants in how to complete the entire CDA Credential® process.

Join the Better Kid Care Course from start to finish to complete your CDA journey!

Join the Better Kid Care Course from start to finish to complete your CDA journey!

The goal of the CDA course is to prepare CDA candidates to apply to the Council for Professional Recognition (CDA Council).

Ten online mentoring tutorials help participants prepare for the CDA Application process, Verification Visit, and the CDA Exam to complete the CDA Credential® process. The first tutorial, CDA: Get Started, will answer many of your questions about cost, requirements, timeline, who to contact for help, and more! Sign in to On Demand to get started! 

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The Better Kid Care CDA Course is updated annually. CDA Course updates for 2017 were added on October 2, 2017.  View the CDA Course Update resource for details.*

New! CDA Course option for articulation to college credit! Get information from our partners at Penn State's World Campus. Download this articulation summary doc!

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