Online Child Development Associate Career Building Program

Childcare development specialists play crucial roles in the education and development of many children. They are responsible to provide safe, nurturing environments, help children learn cognitive, emotional and physical skills and grow during their most formative years. This 100% online course prepares you for the Child Development Associate® (CDA) certification process via the Council for Professional Recognition. Upon successful completion, you will be ready to earn your early childhood education certification. There are no prerequisites to take this course.

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Job Outlook forChild Development Associate - Center Based

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts 8% growth for Childcare Workers between now and 2030, like the expected growth rates for all jobs. The BLS expects demand for early childhood education to remain strong due to its influence on a child's intellectual and emotional development.

According to, childcare professionals with CDA certification earn $35,000 per year, on average. The site also notes that 80% of CDA's report that they are "very happy" with their profession.

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This course is 100% online. Start anytime.