Professional Development - Early Childhood Training Series and CDA Credentialing

I’m interested in signing up for a Child Development Associate (CDA). 

Nebraska Extension is proud to partner with the Council for Professional Recognition and the Penn State Extension Better Kid Care team. Our collaborative efforts include increasing the pool of qualified Professional Development Specialists, promoting High School Early Childhood Career & Technical Programs through our 4-H program, and supporting Nebraska's rural early childhood workforce.
If you would like more information about our program, please email us at

Below are additional resources curated by Nebraska's Department of Education to help you on your path to obtaining a CDA credential.

  • CDA Process Overview
    A step-by-step overview of the Council for Professional Recognition’s CDA credentialing process.
  • Nebraska's CDA Pathways - Nebraska Department of Education
    There are multiple pathways to earning your Child Development Associate (CDA) in Nebraska.  On this page you will find a variety of resources including CDA training opportunities, a CDA Scholarship Project provides individuals working in early childhood care and education programs in Nebraska the opportunity to apply for funds to assist with the costs of achieving a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and higher education CDA options.
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