A CDA applicant must complete 120 hours of professional early childhood education, with a minimum of 10 hours in each CDA subject area. Please visit our new On Demand Distance Education site to preview web lessons by CDA area. Additional two-hour lessons are also available by mail.
Better Kid Care Can Help!
The Penn State Better Kid Care Distance Education lessons can be completed to meet the formal CDA early childhood education training requirements.
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Use our CDA/PDR (Professional Development Record planning tool) to help you plan for, organize, record, and review your 120 CDA professional development hours
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