CDA Information

What is CDA?

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in early childhood including earning a Care and Development of Young Children(CDYC) Associate of Applied Science degree. 

CDA Renewal

Currently, CDA is only offered through Workforce Development. For more information, please email Lisa Melson at

Forms and Information

Louisiana Pathways Scholarship Application

Louisiana Pathways Enrollment Form

Louisiana Pathways Employment Verification Form

Louisiana Pathways and Child Care Criminal Background Check

Pathways Scholarships Information

For information about the CDA Council for Professional Recognition, click the link below:  

CDA Council for Professional Recognition