CDA | Child Development Associate


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Tri County Tech is partnering with the State of Oklahoma to offer the Skills to Rebuild Initiative – an initiative designed to help revive Oklahoma’s economy amid the COVID crisis. Under the Skills to Rebuild Initiative, this program and many others are FREE* this school year. Why? It’s simple, so more Oklahomans can find great jobs!

For more information about the Skills to Rebuild Initiative click below:


Program Overview

Tri County Tech offers formal training and guidance for students to complete the necessary steps to receive their CDA certification. This course will train students in child safety and health, designing proper learning environments, child growth & development, involving families and the community, program planning, record keeping, developing as a professional, and putting together a portfolio.

To check out CDA credentials, click here.

“The hands-on training, as well as the book work that was provided while I attended are very very useful in my career as an Early Child Educator now! Tri County is blessed to have instructors that love and care about their students and truly will do anything to see them succeed in their career field.” – Taylor N., Tri County Tech Graduate



FULL 9.8.20 – 11.3.20 Tuesday & Thursday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
48 Total Hours Cost: $399.00 Refund Policy

Career Opportunities

Childcare Teacher Preschool Teacher Public School Teaching Assistant

Following The Pathway to a National Credential for Child Care Professionals Curriculum will allow you to apply for the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care. The Scholars program awards scholarships to eligible child care professionals to complete coursework in the area of child development or early childhood education, as well as the Child Development Associate (CDA) and Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) Credential Assessment. These scholarships enable child care providers in Oklahoma to improve their skills through education, receive an educational stipend and continue the availability of quality child care in local communities.


Child Development Associate (CDA)

Requires an additional 480 hours working with children in specific CDA age groups (infant/toddler or preschool) and a $425 application and testing fee.

* The Skills to Rebuild Scholarship is for Oklahoma residents only. The Skills to Rebuild Scholarships will be awarded to Tri County Tech students enrolled in an adult Flex or Fast Track program during the 2020-2021 school year. The Skills to Rebuild Scholarship is contingent upon the successful completion of the training or program. Students who drop out during the first two weeks of the program will be responsible for 50% of the tuition and testing fee if the Accuplacer assessment was taken. Students who drop out after the second week of the program will be responsible for 100% of the tuition and testing fee if Accuplacer was taken.

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Get in touch with Tri County Tech’s Fast Track team. You can request more information about a program, ask away!


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