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Supporting providers in obtaining their Child Development Associate credential: Lessons from one Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grantee


Obtaining a CDA in order to meet the Head Start Program Performance Standards can be challenging for staff, whose levels of experience and credentials vary. To facilitate staff learning and help staff obtain their CDA, one EHS-CC Partnership grantee developed a flexible program that addressed some of the challenges staff faced in becoming CDA certified. The grantee director from Drake University Early Head Start in Des Moines, Iowa, shared her experiences implementing a CDA training program for child care partner staff. (author abstract)

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