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Feb 2013 cda 2 0 information session

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Feb 2013 cda 2 0 information session

  1. 1. Welcome to today’s Information Session Please download a copy of the CDA 2.0 Transition Guide at cdacouncil.org/cda2013
  2. 2. Will be effective as of June 1, 2013
  3. 3. What is “CDA 2.0 ”?• The term “CDA 2.0” is the Council’s way of letting the early childhood community know that the CDA credentialing system is about to be updated, on June 1, 2013, streamlining the process and making it even more valuable as a professional development experience for Candidates.• Once the new system goes into effect, we will stop using the term “2.0” because, at that point, it will be the one and only Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing Program™.
  4. 4. Candidate Assessment• The credentialing system is built upon the CDA Competency Goals and Functional Areas• Every Candidate will be required to: – collect evidence of competence into the Professional Portfolio – compose a Professional Philosophy Statement and six Reflective Statements of Competence – be observed working with young children – participate in a reflective dialogue – take the CDA Exam
  5. 5. Candidate’s knowledge and competencies will be determined using two factors: • 65-question test of ECE practice CDA Exam knowledge, taken at a local testing centerVerification Visit • Review of Professional Portfolio, transcripts/ certificates, Family Questionnaires - The R. O. R. • Direct Observation of competencies • Reflective Dialogue – Candidate’s areas of Model ™ strength and growth Both the CDA Exam and Verification Visit Comprehensive Scoring Instrument were designed using the CDA Competency Goals and Functional Areas, which will remain unchanged.
  6. 6. Comparison of the Current and FutureCDA Credentialing Processes
  7. 7. Who participates in the CDA process? Current CDA “CDA 2.0”Credentialing Process Credentialing Process CDA CDA Advisor Professional Development Council Specialist Representative CDA Candidate CDA Candidate
  8. 8. Step 1: Anytime before Application Current CDA “CDA 2.0”Credentialing Process Credentialing ProcessMinimum of high school Minimum of high school diploma/GED diploma/GED or or Enrolled in a high school vocational programEnrolled in a high school vocational program 120 hours of education in 8 Subject Areas
  9. 9. Step 2: Before Application Current CDA “CDA 2.0”Credentialing Process Credentialing Process (within 5 years) (within 3 years)120 hours of training in 8 Subject Areas 480 hours of experience480 hours of experience
  10. 10. Step 3: Within Six Months before Application Current CDA “CDA 2.0” Credentialing Process Credentialing ProcessObservation by CDA Advisor Professional Portfolio (chosen by the candidate) completed by CandidateProfessional Resource File (PRF) completed by Family Questionnaires (FQ) Candidate gathered by the CandidateParent Questionnaires (PQ) gathered by Candidate
  11. 11. Step 4: Application Current CDA “CDA 2.0”Credentialing Process Credentialing ProcessCandidate sends to the Candidate sends to the Council: Council: • Application •Application •Fee •Fee •Transcripts and/or •Candidate receivesCertificates of training approval that application is complete and fee was processed
  12. 12. Step 5: Council Approval of Completed Application Current CDA “CDA 2.0” Credentialing Process Credentialing Process (approval within 3 months)Verification Visit conducted by Verification Visit conducted by Council Representative CDA Professional Development (assigned by Council): Specialist (chosen by Candidate):•Early Childhood Studies Review •Review of exam PP, FQs, transcripts/Certificates •Observation •Oral Interview •Reflective Dialogue •Review of PRF and PQs •Candidate takes CDA Exam at a local PearsonVUE center
  13. 13. Step 6: After Verification Visit Current CDA “CDA 2.0” Credentialing Process Credentialing Process Council Representative mails Professional DevelopmentVerification Visit results to the Specialist sends Verification Council Visit scores to the Council online PearsonVue sends exam scores to the Council onlineStep 7: Council awards or denies CDA Credential
  14. 14. Credentialing Determination Denial AwardUpon completion of the Exam, the Candidate’s scores in each of the 13 CDA FunctionalAreas will be immediately transmitted to the Council.Based on their findings from the Verification Visit, the PD Specialist will submit theirRecommended Scores to the Council online.The Council will then combine the two sets of scores into a final CumulativeScore which will determine Candidate credentialing. Awarded or denied,the Candidate will also receive feedback on their strengths and areas ofgrowth in each of the CDA Functional Areas.
  15. 15. CDA 2.0 Credentialing Process
  16. 16. The 2013 Transition Plan• Any Candidate whose application is received by the Council with a postmark date on or before May 31, 2013 will use the current CDA Credentialing process. The Candidate will be assigned a Council Representative who will conduct the Verification Visit, even if that Visit takes place after June 1. All applications using the current CDA Credentialing process, that therefore include Verification Visits by Council Reps, will be completed by August 31, 2013.• Any Candidate whose application is received by the Council with a postmark date on or after June 1, 2013 will use the “CDA 2.0” Credentialing process . The Candidate will need to choose a CDA Professional Development Specialist to conduct the Verification Visit and will need to take the CDA Exam at a local PearsonVUE testing center.
  17. 17. Useful Resourceswww.cdacouncil.org
  18. 18. For More InformationSign Up for the CounciLINK NewsletterBe sure to keep up with all the news from the Council. CounciLINK, our monthly newsletter, is our primary way to provide you with the most current information you need to succeed! If you are not yet on our emailing list, please sign up: www.cdacouncil.org/newsletter.Email UsHave other CDA 2.0-related questions or concerns? Please feel free to contact Richard Cohen, Director of Communications, Partnerships and New Initiatives, at richardc@cdacouncil.org or Mary LaMantia, Manager of the CDA Professional Development Specialist Program, at maryl@cdacouncil.org.

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