Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)

Program Type: Fully Online
Program Level: Certificates, Continuing Education
Department: Continuing Education
Institute: Public Service
College: SAC

What is the Child Development Associate program?

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. Gain the necessary skills needed to successfully complete the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) 2.0 from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.


  • Child Development Associate - CDEC 1016 


Program Information

Time Commitment

120 Contact Hours

8 Week Training


Child Development Associate (CDA)

Career Outlook

Learn more at the Alamo Colleges Career Coach website


Program Requirements

Possess proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking skills)

You are at least eighteen (18) years of age

Some High School

Must have access to computer/tablet and internet


Financial Aid Resources






Contact Information

CE Tier 2
Phone: 210-212-5266 (Option 4)
 Campus: District Support Office
CE Specialist
Vanessa Bailey
Campus: District Support Office
 CE Specialist
Vanessa Barrera
 Campus: District Support Office
Additional Information
For assistance with program information or registration, email us at and our CE staff will get back to you. Thank you.