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Child Development Associate

The Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE) recognizes the value of students earning industry certifications. The Council for Professional Recognition​, in the childcare industry, promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in early childhood care and education - the people who work with children from birth through five years of age in early childhood centers, family child care homes, and as home visitors. Students in the approved 19.0708 Childcare and Support Services Management can apply for the Child Development Associate (CDA) assessment and certification or the CDA-Ready Certificate issued by BCTE. The following documents give instructions and are guidelines on how to obtain this CDA-Ready Certificate.