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Child Development Associate Certificate Overview

Rhodes State Education department will provide you with the tools and experience to successfully prepare for the CDA National Assessment.  You will complete three courses while experienced faculty and a Nationally certified PD Specialist assist you with completing the CDA process, such as, initial application, portfolio development, practice final interview and exam preparation. 

Child Development Associate Certificate Highlights

  • TEACH Grant opportunities available to applicable CDA candidates.
  • The CDA preparatory courses can be completed in a variety of ways. Students have the option of completing required courses over two semesters, or complete the courses in an accelerated format.
  • CDA preparatory courses are offered in both traditional (face to face) format, completely online, or in a combination of formats.

Child Development Associate Certificate Plan of Study 

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Accreditation Information

The Early Childhood Education Program is accredited by the:

State of Ohio Department of Education
Early Childhood Education
65 S. Front Street, Room 309
Columbus, OH