CDA Assessment Scholarship

The CDA Assesment Scholarship is for financial support with the assesment.

The Child Development Associate (CDA) credential is a nationally recognized certification that requires 480 hours of experience working with children and 120 clock hours of training. These 120 clock hours of training can be obtained at community colleges or through other training organizations. For more information about the Child Development Associate
(CDA Credential), please call the Council for Professional Recognition at 1-800-424-4310 or visit their website at

T.E.A.C.H. Eligibility Requirements:
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week in a licensed child care center, group home or registered family home.
  • Earn $17.00 or less per hour.
  • Remain employed for at least 6 months after receipt of CDA credential.

Scholarship Supports:
  • 85% of the cost of one CDA credential
  • A bonus of $200 or $300 after receipt of CDA credential
  • A formal observation by a Professional Development Specialist
  • An online test taken at a Pearson Vue Testing site

CDA Council Requirements:

Part-time Associate Degree T.E.A.C.H. Bachelor's Degree About T.E.A.C.H. T.E.A.C.H. particating colleges and universities who is eligible Contact T.E.A.C.H. TEACH brochure