CDA Info | CDA Michigan (2023)

CDA Info | CDA Michigan (1)

General Information

The CDA National Credentialing Program is a professional development opportunity for early educators working with children ages birth to 5 years old to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in the early childhood education field. The CDA credentialing program assesses Candidates using multiple sources evidence, including an exam, observation and professional portfolio with resources and competency statements prepared by the Candidate.

The CDA Credential both initially and at renewal periods is a professional development opportunity for early educators at all levels of education and experience. The early childhood education field is constantly evolving and it is important for educators to stay current with key education practices. The CDA is your “best first step” because it demonstrates your knowledge, skills and abilities when working with young children, as well as your commitment to career advancement and professionalism.

The credential is considered the first qualification for being recognized at the Professional level on Michigan’s Early Childhood Career Pathway. Attaining it ensures that the professional is competent knowledgeable of best practices in educating and caring for young children. After earning a CDA, many candidates continue on to earn an associates degree in early childhood education.

The eligibility requirements to apply for a CDA Credential are as follows:

  • You must have a high school diploma or be a high school junior or senior in an early education/child development Career and Technical Program
  • Any time before you apply: Complete 120 clock hours of professional education covering the eight CDA Subject Areas
  • Within 3 years before you apply: Obtain 480 hours of experience working with young children
  • Within 6 months before you apply: Prepare a CDA Professional Portfolio according to the requirements outlined in the CDA Competency Standards book

A CDA meets the requirements to work in the following positions in Michigan:

  • Child Care Center Director (with 18 semester hours and 960 hours of experience in the field)
  • School-Age Program Director (with 12 semester hours and 480 hours of experience in the field)
  • Lead Caregiver (with 480 hours of experience in the field)
  • GSRP Assistant Teacher
  • Head Start Assistant Teacher

While it is not a requirement for employment, earning a CDA will adequately prepare candidates to work as a family or group home child care provider, as well as an assistant caregiver.

Licensing website: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-63294_5529_49572_50051—,00.html

  1. Purchase a CDA Competency Standards book for the setting you wish to earn your CDA in. This book will provides valuable information about the application process and also includes copies of several documents you will be required to reference through the process. You can obtain the book here: http://store.cdacouncil.org/cdaapplicationpackets.aspx
  2. Complete 120 clock hours of training that meet the requirements of having 10 hours in each of the 8 Functional Areas. Visit the FAQ section to find a link to the 8 Functional Areas of the CDA.
    • Navigate to Michigan AEYC/T.E.A.C.H. site to locate colleges offering training. Several colleges offer the training online. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Michigan can help cover a large portion of the cost to take the CDA training through a community college.
    • Navigate to miregistry.org site to locate community trainings
  3. Compile your portfolio
  4. Distribute parent questionnaires
  5. Select a Professional Development Specialist to serve as your reviewer
  6. Apply to the Council for Professional Recognition
  7. Apply for a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship if you qualify
  8. Wait for your Ready to Schedule Notice from the Council for Professional recognition to be e-mailed.
  9. Follow instructions in e-mail to schedule your CDA Exam at a Pearson Vue testing site Pearson VUE is the Council’s partner for delivering the CDA Exam at testing centers all over the country. The Council has partnered with Pearson VUE in order to create a more powerful professional development experience for CDA Candidates. The CDA Exam has 65 multiple-choice questions – 60 questions and 5 scenario questions. The Candidate will have up to one hour and 45 minutes to complete the exam. The only computer-based skill needed to take the Exam is the ability to point and click a mouse. The exam requires no scrolling, typing or even double-clicking.
  10. Follow instructions in e-mail to schedule your Observation visit with your PD Specialist
  11. Wait for notification of your CDA award from the Council for Professional Recognition

Download printable CDA Application Process instructions HERE

(Video) Earn Your CDA With Michigan Education Corps

CDA RENEWAL PROCESS

  1. Within one year of CDA expiration, select an ECE Reviewer to complete your recommendation and verify 80 hours of work experience with children specific to your credential type.The ECE Reviewer should be someone you know who meets the eligibility requirements provided in the CDA Renewal Packet and has knowledge of your work with children. Your ECE reviewer can be your Director, Education Specialist or even a teacher that works in another classroom.
  2. Obtain 4.5 CEU’s, a 3 credit hour course or 45 clock hours in the form of a college transcript, training organization letter, approved state registry transcript or Director’s Form. The training must occur between the award date of the initial credential and the renewal.
  3. Ensure pediatric CPR and First Aid certification is valid.
  4. Ensure you have an active membership with an early childhood focused professional organization. See the link for membership information for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. http://www.miaeyc.org/membership/
  5. Apply online as early as 6 months prior to your credential expiration date at www.cdacouncil.org. Create a YourCDA online profile and complete renewal application. All documents and payment will be submitted to the YourCDA system.
  6. Apply for a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Michigan scholarship to help cover the cost of the $125 online renewal fee. http://www.miaeyc.org/professional-development/t-e-a-c-h-scholarships/scholarship-information/cda-assessment-scholarship/
  7. Renew credential every three years.

View a tutorial of the online application system
-If you are applying for a second CDA or you require application materials in a language other than English, you may submit a paper application. An English version paper application is located in the Competency Standards book. For languages other than English, please contact the Council.

Step 1

Please review the CDA Credential settings below to determine which best describes your work with young children:

  • PRESCHOOL: A center-based preschool setting is a state-approved child development center where a Candidate can be observed working with a group of at least eight children, all of whom are ages 3 through 5 years old
  • INFANT-TODDLER: A center-based infant-toddler setting is a state-approved child development center where a Candidate can be observed working with a group of at least three children, all of whom are under the age of 3 years old.
  • FAMILY CHILD CARE: A family child care setting is a family child care home where a Candidate can be observed working with at least two children 5 years old or younger who are not related to the Candidate by blood or marriage. The setting must meet at least the minimum level of applicable state and/or local regulations. Family child care settings are also eligible in localities where there is no regulation of family child care.
  • HOME VISITOR: A home visitor setting is an established program of home visits (to families with children 5 years old or younger) that supports parents in meeting the needs of their young children. In this setting, regular home visits are the primary method of program delivery. Candidates for a Home Visitor credential follow a slightly different assessment process. For information on how to earn a Home Visitor CDA Credential, click here.

Formal CDA training can be taken at many community colleges in Michigan and can typically be attained by completing an average of 12 credit hours. There are several completely online programs available for college credit. Link to http://www.miaeyc.org/map/cda-training-colleges-for-college-credit/ map to show credit-bearing CDA training opportunities

Non-credit training opportunities can be found by utilizing the statewide training calendar on Michigan’s Professional Development Registry at www.miregistry.org. The search function allows you to locate training based on the CDA functional areas.

The Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children also provides statewide professional development opportunities for SCECHs and/or clock hours. Visit http://www.miaeyc.org/professional-development/ for current opportunities.

It is important to note that the Council for Professional Recognition does not endorse or provide training to complete the required 120 clock hours. It is up to the individual candidate to determine how they want to attain the training hours required. The training hours can be for credit or noncredit, however they must be earned through an agency or organization with expertise in early childhood teacher preparation. The agency or organization must verify your education in the form of an official transcript, certificate, or letter. The Council does not accept training provided by individual consultants.

  • Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
    • Example training topics: Safety, first aid, health, nutrition, space planning, materials and equipment, play
  • Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development
    • Example training topics: Large and small muscle, language and literacy, discovery, art, music, mathematics, social studies, science, technology, and dual language learning
  • Supporting children’s social and emotional development
    • Example training topics: Adult modeling, self-esteem, self-regulation, socialization, cultural identity, conflict resolution
  • Building productive relationships with families
    • Example training topics: Parent involvement, home visits, conferences, referrals, communication strategies
  • Managing an effective program operation
    • Example training topics: Planning, record keeping, reporting, community services
  • Maintaining a commitment to professionalism
    • Example training topics: Advocacy, ethical practices, workforce issues, professional development, goal setting, networking
  • Observing and recording children’s behavior
    • Example training topics: Tools and strategies for objective observation and assessment of children’s behavior and learning to plan curriculum and individualize teaching, developmental delays, intervention strategies, individual education plans
  • Understanding principles of child development and learning
    • Example training topics: Typical developmental expectations for children from birth through age 5, individual variation including children with special needs, cultural influences on development, an understanding of early brain development

You are required to complete at least 10 clock hours of training in each of the 8 functional areas with an additional 40 hours in any of the areas to complete the 120 clock hour requirement.

How can I help to ensure my training will be accepted by the Council?

All training must have been taken under the auspices of an early childhood training agency that has expertise in teacher preparation. Official documentation of the training must be provided in the form of a certificate, letter on official letterhead or a college transcript.

Training documentation should include the following: Training agency’s name and address (seal/logo), Candidate’s name, date of the training session(s), content area, number of hours successfully completed, and an authorized signature.

How do I convert my clock hours into training hours?
1 CEU = 10 clock hours
1 Semester Credit = 15 clock hours
1 Quarter Credit = 10 clock hours
1 DHS Credit = 1 clock hour
1 Unit = 1 clock hour

To be eligible to apply for your first CDA, you need:
12 CEUs = 120 clock hours
8 Semester Credits = 120 clock hours
12 Quarter Credits = 120 clock hours

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The Professional Portfolio is compiled independently by each Candidate as part of the CDA credentialing process. The compiled resources and documents are reviewed by the CDA PD Specialist during the CDA Verification Visit. The Professional Portfolio is composed of:

  1. My CDA Professional Portfolio cover sheet
    • This is found in the back of the CDA Competency Standards Book. Use this cover sheet as a checklist to ensure your portfolio is complete.
  2. Summary of My CDA Education cover sheet
    • This is found in the back of the CDA Competency Standards Book.
    • Place your transcripts, certificates, letters, etc behind this cover sheet.
  3. Family Questionnaires cover sheet
    • This is found in the back of the CDA Competency Standards book.
    • Place your completed family questionnaires behind this cover sheet.
  4. Resource Collection
    • Resource section 1
      • Valid and current First Aid and Infant/child CPR certification
      • A copy of a sample weekly menu
      • A sample weekly plan for the age group your CDA setting will be with. It should include goals and descriptions of experiences as well as accomodations for children with special needs.
    • Resource section 2
      • Nine learning experiences written in your own words with one in each of the following curricular areas: Science/Sensory, Language and Literacy, Creative Arts, Fine Motor (inside), Gross Motor (outside), Self-Concept, Emotional Skills/ Regulation, Social Skills, Mathematics.
    • Resource section 3
      • A bibliography that includes the titles, authors, publishers, copyright dates, and short summaries of ten developmentally appropriate children’s books you have used. Topics should relate to children’s lives and challenges. Examples include: cultural identity, gender identity, children with special needs, family structures, the life cycle
    • Resource section 4
      • Family Resource Guide
        • Name and contact information of a local agency that provides family counseling
        • Name and contact information of a translation service as well as a service that provides American Sign Language translation
        • Name and contact information with a description of two agencies in the community that provide resources and services for children with disabilities
        • List of three or more websites with descriptions that provide information to families about how children learn and develop. Include a current article for each site and include at least one article related to child guidance.
    • Resource section 5
      • Three samples of record keeping forms including an accident report form, and emergency form, and an observation/assessment form
    • Resource section 6
      • Name and contact information of your state’s agency that is responsible for the regulation of child care centers and family child care homes. In Michigan, the agency that performs this regulation is the Bureau of LIcensing and Regulatory Affairs www.lara.gov.
      • List of 2-3 early childhood associations including website addresses and description of professional resources and membership opportunities
      • Summaries of the legal requirements in your state regarding child abuse and neglect and Mandatory Reporting Guidelines. In Michigan, this information can be found on the Mandated Reporter’s Resource Guide found on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website www.michigan.gov/mdhhs
  • Six (6) Reflective Statements of Competence
    • The instructions for completing the Reflective Statements of Competence are found in the Competency Standards book on p. 17. The length of each reflective statement will vary, but will be between 1-4 paragraphs each. The purpose of the is section is to reflect on your own teaching practices, relationships, and professionalism. You should draw on real experiences and practices. The 6 Competency Statement subjects are listed below:
      1. To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment
      2. To advance physical and intellectual competence
      3. To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance
      4. To establish positive and productive relationships with families
      5. To ensure a well-run, purposeful program that is responsive to participant needs
      6. To maintain a commitment to professionalism
  • A Professional Philosophy Statement
    • The Professional Philosophy Statement should summarize your professional beliefs and values about early childhood education after completing the portfolio. It should be no longer than two pages in length.
      Use these questions to write your statement: How do you believe young children learn? And based on this, what do you believe your role is?

Family Questionnaires are a required component of the CDA Professional Portfolio. Candidates are required to distribute the questionnaires to the families they serve and include them in their CDA Professional Portfolio. The Family Questionnaires allow the Candidate to review and address feedback from the families they serve to aid in their professional development.

Step 2

The initial assessment fee due to the Council for Professional Recognition to earn a CDA through the online application process is currently $425.00. The fee to renew a CDA through the online renewal process is $125.00. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Michigan can help cover the cost of 85% of the Assessment or Renewal fee for eligible applicants.

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Michigan CDA Assessment Scholarship pays for the majority of the cost of the CDA model. Scholarship recipients must commit to remain in their sponsoring program or the field of early childhood education for 6 months following the completion of their contract. To find out if you are eligible for a scholarship and complete the scholarship application, visit http://www.miaeyc.org/professional-development/t-e-a-c-h-scholarships/scholarship-information/cda-assessment-scholarship/

(Video) CDA Professional Portfolio

The Professional Development Specialist (PD Specialist) is the professional who verifies the educational documentation, observes the candidate’s application of ECE best practices and expertise in the classroom or family childcare program, as well as facilitates the candidate’s self-reflection of the professional development process. The PD Specialist completes the CDA Verification visit with the candidate after they have completed the application process and recieved their “Ready to Schedule” notice by e-mail.

To find a PD Specialist to conduct your Verification Visit, use the Council’s PD Specialist Finder.

To apply for the CDA credentials, you will need to use the Council for Professional Recognition’s online application portal at www.cdacouncil.org/yourcda. You will create a login so that you can continually progress through the application process. Some things you will need ready before you apply:

  • Summary of your CDA Education Training Hours
  • E-Mail of your program director if working in a center-based setting
  • PD SPecialist’s ID number

View a tutorial of the application process using scholarship assistance HERE.
Download printable CDA Application Process instructions HERE

Step 3

During the PD Specialist’s Verification Visit, the Specialist:

  • Reviews the contents of the Professional Portfolio, the training transcripts/certificates and Family Questionnaires.
  • Observes the Candidate working with children, focusing on the Candidate’s area of strength or growth found int he Portfolio and/or seen in the Observation or identified in the Family Questionnaires.
(Video) CDA Professional Portfolio Binder 💚 Preschool Child Development Associate

The CDA Exam is an online test taken at a Pearson Vue testing center. There are testing locations throughout Michigan. Visit the Pearson Vue website (www.pearsonvue.com/cdaexam) to find the site offering the exam nearest you.

The exam has 65 multiple choice questions. Candidates have one hour and 45 minutes to complete the exam. Although the exam is taken on a computer, the only computer-based skill needed to take it is the ability to point and click a mouse.

Click here to take a practice CDA Exam. https://www.quia.com/quiz/863967.html

Step 4

Each CDA Credential will expire after three years. You must submit your renewal application prior to the expiration date of your credential or you will be required to complete the initial CDA Application process again. To renew your CDA:

  1. Within one year of CDA expiration, select an ECE Reviewer to complete your recommendation and verify 80 hours of work experience with children specific to your credential type. The ECE Reviewer should be someone you know who meets the eligibility requirements provided in the CDA Renewal Packet and has knowledge of your work with children. Tour ECE reviewer can be your Director, Education Specialist or even teacher that works in another classroom.
  2. Obtain 4.5 CEU’s, a 3 credit hour course or 45 clock hours in the form of a college transcript, training organization letter, approved state registry transcript or Director’s Form. The training must occur between the award date of the initial credential and the renewal.
  3. Ensure pediatric CPR and First Aid certification is valid.
  4. Ensure you have an active membership with an early childhood focused professional organization. See the link for membership information for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. http://www.miaeyc.org/membership/
  5. Apply online as early as 6 months prior to your credential expiration date a www.cdacouncil.org. Create a YourCDA online profile and complete renewal application. All documents and payment will be submitted to the YourCDA system.
  6. Apply for a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Michigan scholarship to help cover the cost of the $125 online renewal fee. http://www.miaeyc.org/professional-development/t-e-a-c-h-scholarship/scholarship-information/cda-assessment-scholarship/
  7. Renew credential every three years.

FAQs

What are the requirements for a CDA in Michigan? ›

Credential Qualifications or Pre-requisites

Students must log 120 hours of instructional time and 480 hours of work-based learning working with children ages 3-5 in a center-based setting. Each CDA Credential will expire after three years, but is renewable with continuing education.

What can I do with a CDA in Michigan? ›

having a CDA qualifies you to work as a lead caregiver in a childcare center. having a CDA (plus additional training) qualifies you to work as a lead caregiver for infants and toddlers in a childcare center.

How much does it cost to get your CDA in Michigan? ›

What does it cost? The initial assessment fee due to the Council for Professional Recognition to earn a CDA through the online application process is currently $425.00. The fee to renew a CDA through the online renewal process is $125.00.

What is the bonus for CDA credentials? ›

scholarship provides the following Benefits to the Sponsors and Scholars. A $100 bonus if a CDA Credential is awarded by the Council.

What are the 5 steps for obtaining the CDA credential? ›

5 Steps to Obtain a CDA Credential
  • Prepare. High School – Candidates must show proof of high school education with a valid high school diploma, a GED or through enrollment as a junior or senior in a high school career/technical program in early childhood education. ...
  • Apply. ...
  • Demonstrate. ...
  • Earn. ...
  • Renew.
Mar 11, 2016

How many hours do you need for a CDA? ›

How many hours of work experience are required to apply for the CDA Credential? You are required to complete 480 hours of professional work experience with young children. Your work experience must be with children of the correct age according to the CDA setting for which you are applying.

What can be paid by CDA? ›

You can save into and use the CDA at any time before 31 December of the year your child turns 12 years old. The savings in the account can be used for: Fees for registered childcare centres, kindergartens, special education schools and early intervention programmes.

Is a CDA the same as an associate's degree? ›

Connections to Higher Education.

These skills can help pave the way towards a post-secondary certificate or degree. However, a CDA is not equivalent to a bachelor or associate degree, and not all Minnesota colleges accept the CDA as eligible for credits.

What is the benefit of having a CDA? ›

CDA® Advantage

Put simply, CDAs know how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of children. Earning the CDA Credential has many advantages, including exposure to the larger community of early childhood educators.

What are the 120 hours for CDA? ›

The 120 hours of CDA training is the first step in obtaining the National CDA Credential. Once you have completed the CDA training, you will complete the rest of the CDA Credentialing process through the CDA Council of Professional Recognition.

How long does it take to open a CDA account? ›

You can expect your child's CDA to be opened within 3 to 5 working days of their birth registration, or after completing the online form, whichever is later. Singaporean parents do not need to make a trip to the bank to open a CDA. The CDA is a special savings account.

How many college credits is a CDA worth? ›

Number of Credits: Generally, institutions who provide credit for already earned CDAs provide six semester hours of credit that apply to the AAS degree. many). 9 semester hours and some as little as 3.

What happens after CDA? ›

From Child Development Account (CDA)

If your child has remaining balance in their CDA, it will be transferred to their PSEA: In the year they turn 7 years old for a child born between 2001 and 2005. In the year they turn 13 years old for a child born after 2005.

What to expect on the CDA exam? ›

The CDA test is a computer-based test that's administered at a Pearson VUE testing center. It consists of 65 questions, including 60 simple multiple choice questions and five scenario-based multiple choice questions. Candidates have one hour and 45 minutes to complete the test.

What kind of questions are on the CDA exam? ›

The CDA Exam is a computer-based test with 65 multiple-choice questions based on the work of early childhood educators. 60 are simple MCQs, and 5 are scenario-based questions consisting of a short narrative and image.

How many questions does the CDA test have? ›

 The CDA Exam has 65 questions. They are multiple choice questions, like the question below: What is the most nutritious snack for toddlers?

What are the three components of the CDA exam? ›

The CDA exam includes the RHS, ICE and GC exams taken together. These resources will help you apply and prepare for the exam.

What are the benefits of obtaining a CDA credential choose 3? ›

Top 5 Reasons to Get Your CDA Certificate
  • Professional Growth. Anytime you are learning and growing in your career knowledge, you're investing in your future and professional development. ...
  • Increase Your pay. ...
  • Better Job Opportunities. ...
  • Meet NAEYC Standards. ...
  • Gain Parents' Confidence.
Jun 22, 2021

Do CDA hours expire? ›

Your CDA® is valid for three (3) years from the award date so it is very important for you to renew your CDA Credential before it expires to remain an active CDA. The Council must receive your application by the expiration date to be accepted. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions or extensions.

How do I create a CDA portfolio? ›

The Contents of a CDA® Professional Portfolio

Here are the elements you should include: A summary of your official training, including the list of CDA Training courses you took and their subject areas (our CDA Training program lays this all out for you) Completed questionnaires from the families you've worked with.

What is 120 clock hours? ›

120 Hours is 5 Days.

Can CDA be used for siblings? ›

Child Development Account (CDA)

The Child Development Account is a special savings account for children that you can use to pay for your child's or his/her siblings' educational and healthcare expenses at Baby Bonus Approved Institutions.

What is a CDA deposit? ›

The Companion Deposit Account (CDA) is a higher interest-bearing savings account that accompanies newly issued Certificates of Deposit (CDs). Enjoy the best of both worlds with some funds locked into a competitive rate CD and some funds readily available in a higher paying deposit account.

Can you transfer money out of CDA? ›

1) Money in the CDA cannot be withdrawn

For instance, you cannot withdraw the money from CDA. Instead, you can only use the account to pay for certain child-related expenses at appointed Baby Bonus-approved institutions, such as childcare centres, hospitals and optical shops.

Do you need college for CDA? ›

CDA applicant requirements

You must have a high school diploma OR be a high school student in an early education career program.

Does CDA have college credits? ›

CDA credentials are now accepted for college credits, and funding for them continues to grow.

Is the CDA credential recognized? ›

The CDA is portable, recognized in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, community colleges, school districts and the military. 3. The CDA is the only national multilingual credentialing system that assesses educators in the language of their daily work.

What is the highest paying CDA? ›

Cda Credential Salary
Annual SalaryHourly Wage
Top Earners$46,000$22
75th Percentile$38,500$19
Average$35,685$17
25th Percentile$30,000$14

What is a CDA in childcare? ›

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate is the simplest, quickest, and most inexpensive way to further your career in early child care and education. Receiving your CDA can help you become a lead child care teacher or open your own licensed child care center in Virginia.

How many CDA competency standards are there? ›

The six CDA Competency Standards, outlined by the Council for Professional Recognition, are the framework of the CDA Credential professional development process. These standards are the criteria used by the Council to assess the CDA Candidate's performance to determine the credentialing decision.

How many units does CDA have? ›

Possession of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential may be used as nine semester units of credit toward the overall 24 semester unit requirement.

Who came up with the six stages of play? ›

Researcher Mildred Parten identified six stages of play that children progress through in their first 5 years of development.

How do I get a CDA in Texas? ›

How to get the CDA? To earn the CDA certification, you must complete 120 hours of professional education in early childhood development. You must also have 480 hours worth of experience working with kids in the field indicated in your application. You will also be required to submit your professional portfolio.

What is the interest rate for CDA account? ›

Interest. Enjoy 1.2% a year on the first S$10,000 saved in your child's CDA and 2.4% a year when you save above S$10,000. Enjoy 1.2% a year on the first S$10,000 saved in your child's CDA and 2.4% a year when you save above S$10,000.

How do I transfer my CDA account to another parent? ›

If you are changing CDA trustee to a 3rd party or foreigner, MSF will send him/ her a Letter of Authorisation (LOA) within 5 working days. The new nominated CDA trustee has to bring the LOA and visit the CDA Bank branch to effect the change.

Can I open a bank account for my new born baby? ›

PehlaKadam : Minor of any age. This account will be jointly opened with the parent/guardian. PehliUdaan : Minors above the age of 10 years and who can sign uniformly. This account will be opened in the sole name of the minor.

How is the CDA graded? ›

CDA exams are scored on a scale of zero to 100. Passing scores start at 70. Thankfully, scores are reported relatively quickly. Most examinees become credentialed within three days of passing their exam.

How many hours is 3 college credits worth? ›

What is a Credit Hour?
Credits to be earnedHours per week, 7-week courseHours per week, 8-week course
1 credit6 hours5 hours
3 credits18 hours16 hours
6 credits36 hours32 hours
12 credits72 hours63 hours

How much is 30 college credits worth? ›

In general, standard college courses are usually worth 3 semester credit hours. Based on that, 30 credits is usually equal to about 10 classes. Now, there are some exceptions to this rule.

How do I check my CDA balance? ›

To check your child's CDA payments and “Remaining Cap Amount”, you can log in using Singpass via “Family View” on Baby Bonus Online, select 'View Statement ' to view the CDA payment details and remaining cap amount.

What is the two child policy in Singapore? ›

The two-child policy was a population control measure introduced by the Singapore government during the 1970s to encourage couples to have no more than two children.

What is a passing score for Danb CDA? ›

What is the passing grade needed for the CDA Test? The DANB scaled scores range from a low of 100 to a high of 900, with 400 being required to pass each of the three component tests.

How many reflective statements of competence must the candidate write? ›

Your Reflective Competency Statements are a key part of your Professional Portfolio and you want to take the time to write them well. You will write six statements, one for each Competency Standard. Your statements are intended to reflect your own teaching practices in each of the CDA Competency Standards areas.

Are there any scholarships available in Georgia for CDA? ›

SCHOLARSHIPS is Georgia's statewide educational assistance program for early care and education professionals pursuing credentials or degrees in early childhood education. CDA SCHOLARSHIPS assists approved applicants with the $425 CDA Application fee.

How many steps are there in CDA? ›

5 Steps to Obtain a CDA Credential
  1. Prepare. High School – Candidates must show proof of high school education with a valid high school diploma, a GED or through enrollment as a junior or senior in a high school career/technical program in early childhood education. ...
  2. Apply. ...
  3. Demonstrate. ...
  4. Earn. ...
  5. Renew.

How many family questionnaires are required for CDA? ›

​Professional Portfolio is composed of:

Family Questionnaires. Six (6) Reflective Statements of Competence. Ten (10) Resources.

What does CDA mean interview? ›

+ Follow. Occasionally questions come up from friends and colleagues about the difference between a Non-Disclosure Agreement (also known by its acronym; “NDA”) and a Confidentiality Agreement (also known by its lengthier name; Confidential Disclosure Agreement or “CDA”).

Can parents use CDA for themselves? ›

Aside from using the funds to pay for insurance, education and medical expenses, parents can also use Child Development Account (CDA) funds to purchase everyday items such as vitamins and health supplements for their children. Funds can also be used at optical shops to buy spectacles or contact lenses as well.

Can parents use CDA? ›

Government co-matching of parents' savings

You can save into and use the CDA at any time before 31 December of the year your child turns 12 years old. The savings in the account can be used for: Fees for registered childcare centres, kindergartens, special education schools and early intervention programmes.

Can I use CDA to buy milk? ›

Anything! You can use it to buy diapers, milk powder, a new baby cot, clothes or the many wet wipes that you will soon learn that it is the best invention ever or you can simply save it up for them in the bank or in their Child Development Account (CDA)! The CDA is a special savings account for your child.

Can CDA be used by sibling? ›

Parents can use the CDA to pay for approved products and services for the child or the child's sibling(s) at Baby Bonus AIs. Parents can find out more about the Baby Bonus Scheme, check their child's eligibility for the CDA and apply online at www.babybonus.msf.gov.sg.

What is equivalent to CDA? ›

CDA-equivalent credentials include: Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) Child and Youth Care (CYC) Worker Certification. Montessori Certificate.

How do I get a CDA card? ›

You can expect your child's CDA to be opened within 3 to 5 working days of their birth registration, or after completing the online form, whichever is later. Singaporean parents do not need to make a trip to the bank to open a CDA. The CDA is a special savings account. You can open a CDA with DBS Bank, OCBC or UOB.

How do I activate my CDA card? ›

CDA Trustee can perform an One-Step Instant Activation via SMS to activate both POSB Baby Bonus NETS Card & Reserved Account(s).
  1. For Trustees who are existing DBS/POSB account holders: SMS to 77767 - Activate <space> card's last 4 digits <space> SG.
  2. For Trustees who are new to bank:

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