Open Discussion Forum

  • 1.  CDAs and Renewal

    Posted 09-26-2021 12:45 PM
    I wanted to speak on behalf of those with CDA in preschool and touch on renewals and teachers with them moving to another state as I have done. While I am not against continuing education, should not active CDAs and CEU's from other states like Maryland be considered exemptions from state and county Departments in Florida if one has gotten continuing Education units from another state like Maryland and can't that one Maryland 45 hour CEU's for preschool be used alone with work experience and a director's recommendation to renew CDA's annually? Just a thought, but with our personal busy lives and COVID, it should be considered by all Departments of Education and the CDA council alone.

    Jonathan Brewington
    Assistant Teacher/Aide
    Kindercare in Plantation
    Davie FL

  • 2.  RE: CDAs and Renewal

    Posted 09-27-2021 12:55 AM
    That makes good sense Jonathan. Let’s keep this conversation going so it can reach the proper authorities.

    Sent from my iPhone

  • 3.  RE: CDAs and Renewal

    Posted 09-27-2021 08:26 AM
    It is my understanding that for CDA Council/Renewal purposes, the state in which the continuing education is received does not matter, as long as it is issued from a training organization.  As far as state continuing education requirements, that will vary from state to state.

    Bernadine Howe
    President, Kansas AEYC
    Training/Technical Assistance Specialist, KCCTO
    Junction City KS

  • 4.  RE: CDAs and Renewal

    Posted 09-27-2021 09:04 AM
    This is an important issue to reform in order for the childcare sector to attract and retain a quality workforce. Have you tried calling the D.C. offices of NAEYC (202-232-8777) or Zero to Three (202-638-1144) to ask if they are working to address state-to-state reciprocity in teacher training requirements? Here in MN we had similar issues in the K-12 space for years, with well-intentioned state legislators insisting that home-grown training was superior and refusing to recognize teaching licenses from other states. Even if the quality margins were real, that is a tough stance to justify given the low ROI teachers earn on their training investments. Classroom performance is a better, but harder, yardstick to use.
    Good luck!

    Jane Lonnquist
    Edina MN

  • 5.  RE: CDAs and Renewal

    Posted 09-28-2021 09:32 AM

    Personally, as a PD Specialist, I believe the only requirement is that the training be received within the period between CDA issue date and expiration date, and yes, from a training organization.

    Gloria Gonzales
    Madison Square Child Development Center
    San Antonio TX