ERIC Number: ED365459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Preschool Caregivers in Center-Based Programs: The Child Development Associate Assessment System and Competency Standards.
Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, Washington, DC.
This booklet outlines the requirements of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential for preschool teachers or caregivers who work in center-based preschool day care programs. Part 1 provides an overview of the CDA credentialing system and the various options, settings, standards, and stages of the CDA assessment system. Part 2 explains the eligibility and documentation requirements. Part 3 delineates specific competency standards in the areas of: (1) safety; (2) health; (3) learning environment; (4) physical development; (5) cognitive development; (6) communicative ability; (7) creativity; (8) individual behavior; (9) socialization; (10) guidance; (11) family-school relations; (12) program management; and (13) professionalism. Part 4 contains four appendixes which provide a history of the CDA program, a glossary of CDA terms, advisory eligibility requirements, and council representative eligibility requirements. (MDM)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Credentials, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Standards
Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, 1341 G Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005-3105 ($5 plus $1.75 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: CDA; CDA Credential; Child Development Associate