A preparation course for the CDA Credential. Students will study the CDA assessment system and review the competency standards for the CDA Credential evaluation. How to complete the direct assessment application, compile the Professional Resource File, distribute and collect the parent questionnaires, select a CDA Advisor, and completion of the Observation Instrument will be covered. Student candidates for the CDA credential may apply in one or more of the following: preschool, family childcare, infant/toddler, bilingual, and/or monolingual Spanish. Each of these areas will be explained in this class.