Child Development Associate Training

George Mason University

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES131
Hours: 120
Fees: $950.00 USD


If you like working with children, a career as a childcare professional might be right for you. This certificate program in Childcare and Education will allow you to earn your national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification, while working at your own pace in a flexible, self-directed online learning environment.

Through this convenient, affordable program, designed especially for working adult students, you will earn the 120 hours of professional development required by the Council of Professional Recognition for CDA certification. The program is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you’ll benefit from the support of a committed, knowledgeable instructor. You can start the program at any time of the year. Do not let a busy schedule keep you from your career in childcare!

Job Outlook

You can expect to make an average of $53,550 as a Childcare / Preschool Director in your area.


Companies hiring in your area include:

  • Bright Horizons
  • Arlington Public Schools

Skills for Success

  • Child Care
  • Teaching
  • Communication Skills
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Organizational Skills

Career Opportunities

This program can prepare you for the following careers:

  • Substitute Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Nanny / Babysitter
  • Preschool / Childcare Teacher


Upon completion of this program, you will complete a self-study CDA certificate that meets the 120 clock hours of professional development required by The Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA credential.
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