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Working with the Federal, State and Local Government to advance early childhood education.


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Collaboration Leads to Progress

The Council engages with government decision-makers on a local, state, and national level. This ensures that the Council’s mission is invested in and incorporated to expand the vision of the early care and education workforces professional development through thought leadership, and promote the value in supporting the needs of high-quality early education professionals through:

  • Education and learning opportunities
  • Sharing and providing a platform for best practices and ECE advancements
  • Hosting webinars, events, meet-ups, and other convening opportunities within the ECE field
  • Advise on the how-to’s of successful integration of the CDA into statewide ECE strategies, including overarching framework, design, and/or competencies outlining basic expectations for a CDA
  • Supporting Early Childhood State Grants

The organizations listed below provide financial assistance for individuals who wish to pursue the CDA Credential. Funding may be available for the CDA assessment fee and other costs of earning or renewing the CDA Credential. Please contact the appropriate agency in your state for information about eligibility requirements and funding availability. If your state is not listed, we suggest you contact the child care licensing agency in your state or your local resource and referral agency. They are excellent sources of information about free or low-cost CDA training.

  • United States Department of Health & Human Services Office of Early Childhood Development
  • United States Department of Education Office of Early Learning

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