In today's childcare settings, Child Development Associated (CDA) caregivers make a difference in the care and education of young children. The continuing education department of Molloy College offers a 120-hour CDA program for the three childcare settings:
- Home visitor personnel
- Family child care
The CDA competency standards are the core of the program in addition to learning pediatric first aid and the identification and reporting of child abuse/neglect.
The Council for Professional Recognition, headquartered in Washington, D. C., operates the CDA National Credentialing Program. The CDA program represents a national effort to credential qualified caregivers who work with children from birth through age five.