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Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE ASSESSMENT SCHOLARSHIP What is the Child Development Associate (CDA)? The CDA is a national credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition to child care professionals who have successfully completed the CDA assessment process. Who can get the scholarship and how much is it? The CDA Assessment Scholarship is available to eligible child care professionals seeking to obtain the national CDA Credential. The scholarship pays 70 percent of the assessment fee and awards an educational stipend to those who successfully complete the assessment process and are awarded the CDA Credential. Additionally, those providers may become eligible for REWARD Oklahoma. Note: Employees from school-age or federally funded child care programs are not eligible to participate in the scholarship. What are the eligibility requirements? Work in a one-star or above OKDHS or tribal-licensed child care facility with a minimum of 10 percent subsidy children at time of application. Work as a teacher, family child care provider or director at least 30 hours per week earning $15.50 or less per hour. Complete Early Education: Pathway to CDA courses and obtain the Pathway Competency Certificate* or complete nine credit hours of child development or early childhood education college course work. Complete formal observation by CDA adviser. *CDA training completed prior to March 31, 2007, will be accepted for the CDA Assessment Scholarship as long as training is within the last five years. Out-of-state CDA training is considered on a case-by-case basis. For additional information, contact the scholar coordinator at your local community college or the Scholars Program office at 866.343.3881 (toll free) or 405.225.9155. Visit our website at www.okhighered.org/scholars. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other federal laws and regulations, do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services. This publication, printed by OSRHE Central Services, is issued by the State Regents as authorized by 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3206. 120 copies have been printed at a cost of approximately $4. Copies have been deposited with the Publications Clearinghouse of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. This publication was produced in April 2012. This program is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services-Oklahoma Child Care Services Division.
|Okla State Agency||Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma State|
|Okla Agency Code||'605'|
|Title||Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program : Child Development Associate assessment scholarship.|
|Authors||Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.|
|Publisher||Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education|
Education, Preschool--Oklahoma--Teacher training.
Child care workers--Certification--Oklahoma.
Child care workers--Training of--Oklahoma.
|Purpose||What is the Child Development Associate? The CDA is a national credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition to child care professionals who have successfully completed the CDA assessment process.; Who can get the scholarship and how much is it?|
|OkDocs Class#||E1450.1 C536a 2012|
|Digital Format||PDF, Adobe Reader required|
|ODL electronic copy||Filed with documents.ok.gov submissions system|
|Rights and Permissions||This Oklahoma state government publication is provided for educational purposes under U.S. copyright law. Other usage requires permission of copyright holders.|