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Preschool CDA Training Checklist

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides education for individuals seeking Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) credentialing by offering online childcare courses that count toward the 120-hour educational portion of the CDA. As a convenience to our students, we are providing a downloadable Preschool CDA checklist. Use it as a guide as you complete the required online courses.

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Outdoor and Nature Play Training Series

The Outdoor Nature and Nature Play Series includes 12 two-hour courses focused on supporting learning through outdoor and nature play for children of all ages. Would you like to enhance your outdoor space to optimize children’s learning and development? Research has shown that outdoor and nature play benefits children in many ways.

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Starting Your Home-Based Child Care Business

Do you enjoy working with children? Have you ever considered becoming a home-based early childhood educator? The Start Your Home-Based Child Care Business series includes four courses that provide prospective home-based child care businesses a solid foundation.

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Child Development Associate Credential Training (Prekindergarten)

The Child Development Associate, or CDA, is one of the profession’s most recognized early childhood credentials. You can now complete the training component of the CDA online through Texas A&M AgriLife. By earning a CDA, you afford yourself opportunities for career advancement and gain knowledge and expertise about early childhood development and practices. This credential may help families and employers feel more confident in your abilities to work with their children, as it indicates that you are highly trained in your craft.

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