RequirementsTo enroll in CDA coursework with CDAClass.org we ask that all participants meet the CDA Council for Professional Recognition requirements, as outlined below.
- Be able to speak, read and write English well enough to fulfill the CDA credential requirements
- Need to be 18 years of age or older
- Hold a High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent
- And at the conclusion of CDA classwork have at least 480 hours of experience with young children in the past five years (This experience with young children could be either a paid or volunteer work experience. This could include, but is not limited to volunteering in a child care center, leading a child care program in your home, working as an assistant teacher in a nursery school, working as a teacher's aid in a head start program, leading a summer camp club, volunteering in an afterschool program, etc.))
- Access to a computer on a regular basis (i.e. home, public library, work, church, etc.)
- An internet connection (i.e. Verizon, America Online, NetZero, MSN, etc.)
- A reliable internet account (i.e. hotmail, yahoo, etc.)
- Microsoft’s Internet Explorer
To download a free version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer visit:
- A telephone line, if using a dial-up internet connection
- Access to a scanner (i.e. home. public library, work, Staples, etc.)
Class RequirementsStudents will work approximately 120 hours on CDA coursework completion. Participants have up to twelve months to complete CDA coursework in its entirety. Students can log on to CDAClass.org and work toward coursework completion during the day, evening, weekends, and even holidays. As a new student enrolls with CDAClass.org this will be their official start date. All students have one year from the official start date to submit all needed materials for approval.
- “Working with Young Children” written by Judy Herr
- Application pack from the CDA Council for Professional Recognition
Students order the textbook with CDAClass.org after they officially begin classes. Delivery typically takes 14 business days. For exact pricing please call our offices.
Students order the textbook with CDAClass.org after they officially begin classes. Delievery typically takes 14 business days. For exact pricing please call our offices.