Child Development Associate
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
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!
The Educational Incentive Program (EIP) is a scholarship program which helps providers pay for training and educational activities with the intent to build provider knowledge, skills and competencies and improve the quality of childcare. To be eligible for EIP, child care providers must be required to take training and must be caring for children in a program regulated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS) or the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH). Call us toll-free at 1-800-295-9616.
https://earlychildhoodny.org/cdsc/workforcescholarship.php- 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.