CDA Credential Course | Lackawanna College

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Course

At A Glance

Earn nine college credits and receive training to enter into the field of child care.
Learn how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual and social development of children.
Job opportunities are expected to grow by 8% from 2020 to 2030, giving new graduates opportunities to enter this rewarding field.
Those will a certificate can earn up to $18 an hour.
Fully online program.

Welcome to Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Course-Certificate Program

If you love caring for children, consider enrolling in Lackawanna College’s Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Course. The program prepares graduates to work with young children to help their growth and development and teach them the foundational skills they need to succeed in life

Your Career Starts Here

With the child-care industry expected to grow by 8% over the next 10 years, trained professionals are needed to meet the demand. Those in the field often work in:

  • Child-care centers
  • Home businesses
  • Other locations

More About the Program

Lackawanna’s Child Development Associate course teaches students how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual and social development of children.

The knowledge is required training for eligibility to apply for the actual CDA credential, which is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE.

Look at it this way. Securing a job in ECE requires a child development associate credential, and earning that credential requires a credential course that you can take at Lackawanna College.

The Course Work

Lackawanna’s CDA credential course teaches students competency standards and how to put those into practice to help children move from one developmental stage to another.

The program is fully online with a qualified instructor, and they can progress through the three-part course in any sequence.

Participants will earn nine Lackawanna College credits and receive the formal training required to apply for a child development associate verification visit.