You choose the career,
together we chart the path.


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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.

Childcare Worker High School Diploma or GED®, on-the-job experience 970 openings / year in the Delaware Valley
Childcare Development Associate (CDA) 520-hour (part-time) Program for employed Childcare workers 970 openings / year in the Delaware Valley
Early Childhood Education Teacher 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