Child Development Associate (CDA) Program (Briya PCS)

Briya’s tuition-free Child Development Associate Program equips students to provide high-quality care and education as early childhood teachers, home visitors, or directors of licensed childcare homes or centers. Students begin by learning the foundational theories of child development, including indicators of healthy physical, cognitive, linguistic and social-emotional development. Students put these theories to practice by working with children in a licensed childcare center or school during the course’s 480-hour practicum. They also gain CPR/First Aid certification and create a professional portfolio. After completing course requirements, students are assessed by the Council for Professional Recognition to receive their national Child Development Associate credential. Classes are 20 hours a week for 10 months. Classes start in fall and spring.

Position/Opportunity: Child Development Associate Program (CDA)

Salary: none


Must be 18+ years of age
Must be a DC resident and able to provide proof
High school diploma/GED

Application Requirements:

Complete Interest Form (rolling admissions)
Pass the Internal Entrance Exam
For fall classes, get on the interest list by May

Start Date: May 28, 2024

Deadline: Rolling