CDA - Adopt-A Center Program for Completion!

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Benefits of the Program:

  1. Serves 3 or more teachers in one center.
  2. Teachers will receive guidance in applying to Jefferson State Community College’s CHD program and/or receive help with applying for the TEACH or Leadership Scholarship to cover courses and reimbursement of CDA Exam Fees. (IF THIS APPLIES)
  3. Teachers will receive guidance and mentorship to complete the following JSCC CHD courses together:
    • CHD 100 Intro to Early Care Children
    • CHD 204 Methods and Materials for Teaching OR
    • CHD 209 Infant and Toddler Programs
    • CHD 206 Children’s Health and Safety (CDA Book must be ordered by completion of this course.)
  1. Teacher will receive guidance and mentorship to complete the CDA Teacher portfolio together.
  2. Teachers will receive guidance to create an account and then schedule a CDA PD Specialist individually.
  3. Teachers will then schedule to take their CDA Exam.
  4. Credential is valid for 3 years.
  5. Program must be complete in 12
  6. Teachers will be invited to participate in an annual ceremony.

Dr. Cindy Shackelford, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Child Development Chair/Program Coordinator
(205) 856-6047
[email protected]

Directors may apply for their center @