The Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative is excited to offer a 6-month CDA/Ancillary Certificate course.
After January 1, 2018, coursework for the Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate, technical diploma and certificate of technical studies must be earned from a Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approved provider in order for an individual to be eligible for the Louisiana Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate.
Beginning July 2019all lead teachers working in publicly funded early learning centers must hold, at a minimum, a Louisiana Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate. For additional information about the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate, click here.
What makes our program unique?
Questions you may be asking yourself.
What is the CDA credential?
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children.
Teachers with a CDA credential have knowledge of how to put the CDA Competency Standards into practice and understanding of why those standards help children move with success from one developmental stage to another.
Put simply, teachers with a CDA know how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social developmentof children.
What is the cost?
Candidates who have gained admission to an Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Program, and who meet the qualifying criteria for LA Pathways Scholarships, may apply for a scholarship totaling the approved amount of scholarship tuition. Therefore, CDA candidates who receive LA Pathways scholarships attend free of charge.
Benefits of an Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate:
Minimum eligibility requirements for Applicants:
More information on qualifying degrees can be found in the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate FAQs
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Melissa Vegas at 504-383-1807.