Want to Advance your Career?
Start by earning your Child Development Associate
Meet Eligibility Requirements
Are you 18 years of age or older
Hold a high school diploma or the equivalent, or you are a junior or senior in a high school vocational program in early education.
Have 480 hours of experience working with young children within the past 5 years in a state-licensed home or center setting.
Then choose one of the following areas:
Family Childcare Specialization
Home Visitor Specialization
Obtain 120 Clock hours of training through GHCCA after which we will observe you in a licensed childcare setting working with young children and assist you with completing your Professional Resource File (all of which will be explained in class.)
Call 832-322-1178 to get started !
Additional Steps Include:
Complete and mail the following documents to the CDA Council:
Direct Assessment Application
$425 assessment fee (paid to the CDA Council)
Verification of the 120 hours of training
(obtain through GHCCA)