The Southeast Children’s Fund Professional Development Institute (PDI) offers the Child Development Associate (CDA) course for early care and education practitioners and individuals interested in the field so that they are able to apply to the Council for Professional Recognition.
SCF’s PDI is certified by the DC Education Licensure Commission and the DC Early Care and Education Administration. PDI is the only non-degree training provider able to award Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in the District.
In addition, we offer current and prospective owners of Child Development Homes and Centers technical assistance in all aspects of the early child care and education business including licensing to professional development. Owners of Child Development Homes or Centers who are interested in receiving Technical Assistance should contact the Director of Education and Training at (202) 561-8736.
FREE CDA TRAINING | Earn 120 clock hours or 45 clock hour CDA renewals
Discover what's new in CDA 2.0
(1)Prepare 120 hours of professional education
480 hours of professional experience
(2)Apply Identify a CDA Professional Development Specialist
Application review and approval
Ready to schedule notice delivery to the candidate
(3)Demonstrate Verification visit with a CDA professional development specialist
Review of documents prepared in Step 1
Observation of candidate in the classroom
CDA exam at a Pearson Vue test center
Family child care
Special Class Offering
First Aid/CPR training
DC Common Core Standards
Two copies of HS Diploma or GED
At least 18 years old
Two copies of picture ID
Information Session schedule:
No date yet for upcoming Fall 2019 schedule of classes.
For more details, please contact Lorraine Crews @ 202-561-1100 | 10AM- 12NN or 3PM - 5PM