2013 02 04 cyp update1700 cda and msa credentials policy31 jan 2013
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY COMMANDER, NAVY INSTALLATIONS COMMAND 716 SICARD STREET, SE, SUITE 1000 WASHINGTON NAVY YARD, DC 20374-5140 1700 Ser N92/13U86951 31 Jan 2013From: Commander, Navy Installations Command (N9)Subj : NAVY CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE (CDA) AND MILITARY SCHOOL AGE (MSA) CREDENTIALS POLICY LETTERRef: (a) Title XV of Public Law 101-189, Military Child Care Act of 1989 of 29 Nov 89 (b) CNICINST 5300.2Encl: (1) Child Development Associate (CDA) and Military School Age (MSA) Credentialing Guidance (2) Child Development Associate (CDA) or Military School Age (MSA) Application Packet-Purchase Request (3) Child Development Associate (CDA) or Military School Age (MSA) Credentialing Authorization (4) Child Development Associate (CDA) and/or Military School Age (MSA) Credentialing Coversheet1. Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Child and YouthPrograms (CYP) (N926) has received supplemental funding to offerall CYP employees and Child Development Homes (CDH) Providers anopportunity to continue their training and receive recognitionfrom a national organization.2 . Reference (a) requires all military child care program meetaccreditation standards through a nationally recognizedorganization. The Council of Professional Recognition developedthe CDA/MSA credential to improve the quality of child andschool-age care programs. It is designed to assess andcredential educational professionals based on training andperformance and is recognized by our national accreditingorganization as a method for improving the professional statusof the organization.
Subj : NAVY CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE (CDA) AND MILITARY SCHOOL AGE (MSA) CREDENTIALS POLICY LETTER3 . In accordance with reference (b), CNIC (N926) hasestablished a centralized contract with the Council ofProfessional Recognition to streamline the process for fundingthe CDA/MSA credentials. Enclosures (1) through (4) provide theprocesses for participating in this opportunity.4. CNIC (N926) point of contact is Ms. Rikki Leigh at901-874-6692, DSN 882, or Rikki.Leigh®navy.mil. f -D- t,__ E. J. CANNON Director, Fleet and Family ReadinessDistribution:All Region/Installation Fleet and Family Readiness DirectorsAll Region/Installation MWR Program ManagersAll Region/Installation Child and Youth Program ManagersAll Region/Installation Fleet and Family Support ManagersAll Region/Installation Non-Appropriated Fund Human Resource Offices 2