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Home Caregiver

New Educational Requirements

Home Caregivers are required to have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential by December 2019.

See the bottom of this page for a planning guide template to help plan your pathway. More information on the regulations that outline the new educational requirement for home caregivers can be found here.

Programs and Resources

The following is a list of programs and resources available in the DC metropolitan area. This list is neither exhaustive nor an indication of endorsement by OSSE.


Information on CDA Program

Program Point of Contact

University of District of Columbia-Community College Workforce Development Program Cecelia Alvarado
Program Coordinator
[email protected]
Phone: (202) 274-6763
Southeast Children’s CDA Course SCF Professional Development Institute
Phone: (202) 561-1100
CentroNia CDA Program Enrollment Esteban Morales
[email protected]
Phone: (202) 332-4200
Briya Public Charter School and Mary’s Center CDA Program Mau Castro-Trujillo
[email protected]
Phone: (202) 420-7034

Planning Guide

The following resource guide can help you create a plan for meeting the new educational requirements for child development staff.