Child Development Associate
The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a National Credentialing Program that provides instruction to individuals interested in working within the early childhood field. It is a comprehensive training program that encompasses all aspects of the fundamentals of child growth and development. The program allows individuals the opportunity to complete all eligibility and documentation requirements needed to obtain CDA certification: 120 hours of early childhood education, 480 hours of experience working with children, and the Professional Resource File. The CDA program features Preschool, Infant/Toddler, Family Child Care, and Bilingual Certifications, while offering outstanding opportunities to obtain employment in the early childhood field.
High School Diploma or GED; Currently employed in the child-care field.
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Teachers/Assistant Teachers in Early childhood programs; Child Care Centers; Family Child Care; Head Start; Rochester City School District; BOCES.
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*MUST MEET SUNY/REOC Requirements.
**Requirements may vary by program/course and are subject to change without notice.
Immunization records, Income verification, US Citizenship or Legal Alien status and Picture Identification required for ALL programs. Please call (585) 232-2730 ext. 235 for the most up-to-date information. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is given to all applicants to ensure that program reading and/or math requirements are met, and to ensure program completion and success.
Programs, courses descriptions, fees and schedules are subject to change without notice.
REOC does not discriminate on any basis. REOC facilities meet accessibility guidelines.
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