Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
A Child Development Associate is an individual who has successfully completed the CDA assessment process and has been awarded the CDA Credential from the Council of Professional Recognition. CDAs are able to meet the specific needs of children and work with parents and other adults to nurture children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth in a child development framework.
Candidates seeking to apply for CDA assessment should visit the CDA website at www.cdacouncil.org for information regarding eligibility and the requirements needed prior to the assessment phase.
Technical Certificate of Credit Programs
Along with diplomas and associate degrees, Georgia's Technical Colleges offer shorter training programs of one to four quarters that focus on a specific skill that can prepare a student for employment. Check with your local Technical school to see what options are available in your area with regards to the TCC. The following website lists each TCC offered at Georgias Technical Colleges https://kms.dtae.org/teched/certificate.asp.
Update on Multifunction Activity Buses: Note from Commissioner Cagle on July 10, 2012
Good afternoon. I have received questions from each of you regarding MFSAB and use of child safety restraints. As promised, our department has been reviewing the requirements. This is a relatively complex issue involving federal and state law, regulation, and policy.
Because some questions still remain after my legal staff completed their review, I have requested a review and opinion from the Attorney General's Office. We have been informed that this will take approximately 2 weeks to complete. During the interim period, I have instructed consultants that we are not to cite violations in the areas in question. Instead, I have asked that they discuss concerns with providers, inform them that a decision in this matter is pending, document that questions regarding compliance exist, and then revisit them following receipt of the AG's opinion.
Please let me know if you have any questions.