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Child Development Associate (CDA)

CDA

For students and community members who work in child-care settings, the department offers the Child Development Associate (CDA) skill set.  This sequence prepares students for professional certification in this area.

To renew a CDA certificate, students can take any related CDV or ECME course.  Students must also fulfill additional requirements that are outlined in the renewal packet which can be downloaded at:  http://www.cdacouncil.org/CDA_renew.htm

Students pursuing an AA Degree qualify to optain a License as an Educational Assistant.

Daycares/Daycare Attendants:

CDA Certificate or Renewal - http://www.cdacouncil.org/ Phone# - (800) 424-4310

State Requirements for home daycares, private daycares and Daycare Attendants: http://www.newmexicokids.org/ Additional information in regard to training in the community for daycares: http://www.cyfd.org/index.htm

Student interested in more information please call (505) 224-3588 or e-mail  teachered@cnm.edu.