Other Early Childhood Credentials

In addition to the Children's Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) and the Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate, New York State has a number of other credentials available.

For more information about these credentials, visit the
New York State Association for the Education of Young Children.

Training and Technical Assistance Professional Credential

Formerly the Early Learning Trainer Credential

The Early Learning Training and Technical Assistance Professional Credential formally recognizes the value and specialized knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for those who provide community-based training to early care and education programs and providers. The credential provides a standard to determine the quality of Early Learning Trainers and provides a level of professional achievement for trainers.

T-TAP Coach Designation

The new Coach designation (launched summer, 2017) for individuals who provide coaching, defined as a relationship-based process led by an expert with specialized and adult learning knowledge and skills, who often serves in a different professional role than the recipient(s).

Family Child Care Credential

The New York State Family Child Care Credential is designed to focus on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the care and education of New York’s youngest children outside the home. The credential formally recognizes those practitioners who demonstrate their competence, knowledge and professional practice in the areas of professional family child care, child development, healthy home learning environments, and business practices.

Infant-Toddler Care & Education Credentials

The New York State Infant Toddler Care & Education Credential (ITCEC) is designed to formally recognize those teachers and caregivers who show:

  • A dedicated knowledge of infant and toddler development
  • The partnership of caregivers with the families of the children in their care
  • Professional practice based on respect for the individual, the system, and themselves

This credential focuses only on infants and toddlers, not as an add-on to a preschool credential. This credential incorporates the NYS Core Body of Knowledge, NYS childcare regulations, and the Code of Ethics of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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For questions about these credentials, or help applying, contact Career Services:
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