Child Development Associate (CDA) Careers | Penn Foster College

Child Development Associate Careers

Choose from three settings:

  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool
  • Family Childcare

Career Information

Our goal is to help you prepare for the child care job you want with Penn Foster College's coursework and career services. Your college-level coursework is focused on relevant topics, like the fundamentals of early childhood education and child growth and development, and it will help you prepare to sit for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential exam. When you graduate, you will have completed the required 120 hours of professional education and you will have built your professional portfolio. Plus, your studies will map to one of the focus settings that the CDA Credential offers. All of this will help you prepare for the CDA Credential, which is the most widely recognized credential in Early Childhood Education and will help you pursue the career you want as a childcare professional.

There are a lot of opportunities for early childhood educators:

Penn Foster College's Career Services

Career Cruising

We've partnered with the career development expert, Career Cruising, to help child development care students like you, do more with the skills that you have. You'll get more than just job listings and resume tips. As soon as you enroll, you can take quizzes to help you make career choices, create a customized profile online to capture your progress, and you’ll have access to advice from real career experts. Start using our career resources as soon as you enroll, and take the next step on your career. Our career tools include:

Find the career resources that can help you on your journey. Contact us today to learn more about our career services department.

Talk with Successful Penn Foster Child Development Associate Students and Graduates

Visit the Community’s Child Development Associate academic group page to see what child development students, graduates, and faculty are talking about!

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