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Child Development Associate

Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Programs, Advancement Opportunities and Employer Information

Recruiting now for CDA classes beginning in August 2018!

Here at the Training Fund, we offer a number of options for individuals looking to start out on their Early Childhood Education (ECE) career pathway, or advance further along the career pathway.

The Child Development Associate Credential™ or "CDA" is the most widely recognized credential in ECE, and is the first major stepping stone on the path of career advancement for many teachers. The nationally-transferable CDA is recognized by the ECE profession across the United States as a vital part of professional development.

The Training Fund also has options for our CDA employer partners looking for professional development opportunities for themselves and their employees.



Montgomery Early Learning Center (MELC) is looking for Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers, and Supervisors; full- and part-time, in Lower Merion, Plymouth Meeting, Pottstown,West Philly, and South Philly!
     ✓ General hiring flyer: click to download
     ✓ Lead Teacher hiring flyer: click to download


Please click on the green boxes below to find more information about our CDA and ECE programming. 

Please contact Mark Karcz at (215) 568-2220 ext. 5414 or email

  • Individuals Interested in CDA Training
    For individuals without their CDA who are interested in CDA Training.

    Please see the flyer for more information on entrance requirements or contact Mark Karcz as directed for questions.

  • Current & Former CDA Students
    Current and Former District 1199C Training Fund CDA Students who were enrolled in BCO (2016-present).

    If you have financial or career coaching needs, please call 215-568-2220 to contact Mark Karcz ( or Nate Dixon (  

  • For Employers
    For Employers of Current CDA Students or Recent Graduates, or Seeking CDA-Credentialed Teachers

    Employers will find information about how the Training Fund may be able to help.