Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate Program

This program is designed to provide educational hours towards a nationally recognized credential for those in the early childhood profession who care for children from birth to age five. The eight required subject areas are divided into 3 courses and students follow track A or B. Courses must be taken in order. At the completion of the program you will have created a professional resource file and have prepared for the final exam, given by the credentialing office.

Upon completion of the CDA and enrollment in the Associates in Applied Sciences (AAS) Degree in Early Childhood Education at Bergen Community College, a student will be awarded nine (9) college credits in Early Childhood Education. These credits will be awarded to students who meet the admissions requirements for Bergen Community College. 

To find out more about CDA certification, call the CDA office at (800) 424-4310 or visit www.cdacouncil.org. Book requirements will be discussed in class. Prerequisite: Candidates must be 18 years old or older and possess a high school diploma or GED.

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Credential

Child Development Associate

Degree

AAS Early Childhood Education

College Credits

9 cr

Note:  These credits will be awarded to students who meet the admissions requirements for Bergen Community College and enroll in a credit-bearing program. 


For more information please contact Regina Imperato at (201) 493-3792 or rimperato@bergen.edu.