Child Development Associate

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The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a National Credentialing program that provides education and training to individuals interested in working within the early childhood field. It is a comprehensive program that encompasses all aspects of the fundamentals of child growth and development. Students enrolled in the CDA program at NCCC will earn 120 required hours to apply for the CDA credential, CDA exam preparation and assistance with a required professional portfolio. 



Dr. Kelli Ann Rodriguez, PsyD

Associate Professor of Social Sciences

Chair of Social Sciences Dept.

Kathleen Dowd-Maloney, MSW, Human Services Department Chair

Associate Professor of Human Services

COURSE DATES: Every Tuesday, June 27 to Aug. 15, 6 to 8 p.m.


To enroll in this program, you must: 

  • Be eighteen years or older 
  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent 
  • Be currently employed, or routinely volunteer, in a state-licensed early childhood setting 
  • Work with infants/toddlers, pre-school, or family home day care 


Scholarships are available!

Educational Incentive Program: this is a scholarship for students who choose credit bearing courses. 

This program is generously supported by Generous Acts and the Birth to Three Fund at the Adirondack Foundation. The Foundation works to enhance the lives of the people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy.