Child Development Associate Training

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

Online, e-learning, or distance learning

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Child Care Provider/Assistant. 190709


This online course in childcare and education will allow you to earn your national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification and achieve your career goals as a teacher or child care professional. This convenient, affordable CDA class allows you to work at your own pace in a flexible, self-directed online learning environment—and go on to a fulfilling career shaping the minds of the future.

The Child Development Associate Training course was designed especially for working adults. Upon completion of the course, you will have earned the 120 hours of professional development required by the Council of Professional Recognition to be eligible for CDA Certification in four specific disciplines; 1. Center-Based: Preschool, 2. Center-Based: Infant-Toddler, 3. Family Child Care, and 4. Home Visitor. Each discipline has its own step by step process to earn CDA Certification. In addition, the program will be supplemented by up to 20 hours of paid work experience, externships with regional child care organizations/providers, and access to CMCC provided mentors/navigators.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Central Maine Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

1250 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine

Local WIB

3 - Central Western Local Area 3

Name of Credential

Child Development Associate Certification

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Council for Professional Recognition

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Testing/Exam Fees

$425.00 Exam fee due after the training. Payable to the "Council for Professional Recognition" CDA Council

Registration Fee


Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

39-9011.00Childcare Workers
$13.50 per hour
Required Certification: Child Development Associate (CDA)

Provider Status



1250 Turner St, Auburn, Maine 04210

Phone Number

(207) 755-5370

Web Address


Last Updated

May 27, 2022


Mar 30, 2021


Mar 30, 2023

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