It was a big deal for me to receive my CDA. I was a Head Start child in one of the first pilot programs in Berkley Springs, West Virginia in 1965. I became a Head Start teacher in 1987. The requirement to be a teacher was a CDA. The CDA Verification Visit was an amazing professional experience that changed my life. The Representative inspired me to continue my career and become a Rep too. I later earned my Masters, became a CDA Rep/Advisor and a NAEYC Validator. I also taught the Early Ed and CDA courses for Head Start and vocational programs. I now am the director for all the Early Ed and CDA programs at Central Florida Institute of Training. I love my job!
I was so glad to see CDA 2.0 launching. It is the best of both worlds with the old/new combined in a high tech way. Bravo! I am very excited about the new program and you have my support!