Child Development Associate (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:

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

Daycares/Daycare Attendants:

CDA Certificate or Renewal - Phone# - (800) 424-4310

State Requirements for home daycares, private daycares and Daycare Attendants: Additional information in regard to training in the community for daycares:

Student interested in more information please call (505) 224-3588 or e-mail