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together we chart the path.

Early Childhood Education

The District 1199C Training Fund offers THREE job training programs in the Early Childhood Education Career Pathway:

 
 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT
ASSOCIATE (CDA)

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CDA TO ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE
REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP

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FAMILY CHILD CARE
PROVIDER "HUB"

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Click the icons above to learn more about our training opportunities, or read more about the Early Childhood Education Career Pathway below!

To learn more information about current Training Fund programs for earning your CDA or advanced credentials or if you are employer looking to learn how you can engage with us,  please visit 1199ctraining.org/cda.

Childcare and Early Childhood Education employment is growing quickly, with many job openings in Philadelphia and across the Delaware Valley. This growing field offers career opportunities to caring and responsible workers who can work independently with infants, toddlers and school-age children.
 
In Pennsylvania, childcare employers prefer to hire and promote employees holding the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. The Training Fund’s CDA classes are open to incumbent childcare workers, and Training Fund Career Coaches are available to help our students plan their career pathways in Childcare and Early Childhood Education.
 
Call or visit us today to start planning YOUR Childcare Career Pathway. 

Explore the tables below to learn more.

SEMI-SKILLED POSITION
Childcare Worker High School Diploma or GED®, on-the-job experience 970 openings / year in the Delaware Valley
1ST LEVEL CERTIFICATION
Childcare Development Associate (CDA) 520-hour (part-time) Program for employed Childcare workers 970 openings / year in the Delaware Valley
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
Early Childhood Education Teacher Associate's or Bachelor’s Degree 208 openings / year in the Delaware Valley
Early Childhood Education Administrator Bachelor’s or Masters degree 36 openings / year in the Delaware Valley
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