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Child Development Associate Scholarship

As of March 2, 2009 EEC will no longer be accepting applications for the CDA Scholarship. Given the demand for CDA Scholarships EEC has allocated all available funding to support the scholarship program at this time. All applications received prior to March 2nd will be processed in the order in which they were received if and when additional funding is available.

Important Changes to CDA Scholarship effective December 1, 2008

A Child Development Associate (CDA) is an individual who has successfully completed the CDA assessment process and has been awarded the CDA Credential. CDAs are trained to meet the specific needs of children and work with parents and other adults to nurture children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth in a child development framework. A CDA performs according to the CDA Competency Goals in center-based, home visitor or family child care programs.

The Council for Professional Recognition is a nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC that administers the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing Program. If you are interested in applying for your CDA or would like more information regarding the credential please contact the Council for Professional Recognition.