Who It's For
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Certificate includes a well-balanced view of a child’s developmental process, as well as information on the importance of health, safety, and nutrition.
If you are interested in an early childhood education degree, these course credits can be transferred to Penn Foster’s Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Program.
Do You Want to Improve Your Education Career?
You can improve your child development knowledge for a current job or new career in public or private school classrooms, after-school and day care programs, camps or preschool centers, and government agencies or institutions.
Child Development Educators Are Good Communicators
Here are a few qualities that effective child development educators have in common:
- You listen and talk through situations with students, teachers, and parents.
- You are pleasant and a good communicator.
- Spending time with others is fun and rewarding.
- Teachers often need to think outside the box to engage young children.
- You care about the health and well-being of others.
Get Started Immediately
You can enroll in this program right now if you are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
If you enjoy working with children but aren’t sure that our Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate Program is right for you, then check out these other Penn Foster programs:
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