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Teachers on the Rise at The Chastain School

Congratulations to Brianna Harmon (Peach) for earning her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential! Brianna completed 120 education units in early childhood education to earn her CDA certification. We would also like to congratulate Ms. Lori Beasley (Cypress) & Angela Jones (Kids Club) for successfully renewing their CDA certification. They completed 45 continuing education units and maintained membership in an early children education professional organization. We are very proud of all of their accomplishments!

Kudos Ladies!

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.

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. The Council works to ensure that the nationally-transferable CDA is a credible and valid credential, recognized by the profession as a vital part of professional development.

CDAs 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, CDAs know how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of children.