The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a national credential issued by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington D.C. This credential is for providers of child care, who work with children from birth to age five. More than 370,000 CDA credentials have been awarded to date, with approximately 18,000 early childhood professionals becoming new CDAs annually.

What Does CDA Signify?
A CDA is an individual who has demonstrated competence in working with children and their families. They have completed 120 hours of formal training, been observed in their classroom, and have passed a written exam. It is available to those who work with infants, toddlers or preschoolers in child care centers, nursery schools, and family child care programs.

Child Care Resources of Rockland currently offers an online CDA course.  Already completed a CDA course online? Need an advisor to complete the process? For assistance, please contact Ellen Mitchell, CDA Coordinator, at 845-425-0009 x 456 or email For more information about CDA - please download the brochure.