PDI is pleased to announce that a 12-credit Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) has been approved by the New York State Education Department. The launching of this credit-bearing certificate program will not only meet the new federal mandate for Head Start assistant teachers across New York City, but it will also enable participants to more easily transition into 2-year early childhood education degree programs.

Offered in partnership with the CUNY School of Professional Studies, the launch date for this credit-bearing CDA Program is Spring 2012. Applications are currently being accepted for January enrollment.

For more information about this Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate program, please visit the SPS website: http://sps.cuny.edu/programs/spscourses/programdescription.aspx?pid=127&sid=EDUC

For more information about the CDA credential, please visit our website: http://earlychildhoodnyc.org/education/credentials.cfm#cda