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Assessment Scholarship

What Is the Child Development Associate (CDA)?
What Is the Child Care Professional (CCP)?
Who Can Get the Assessment Scholarship and How Much Is It?
Eligibility Requirements
Assessment Scholarship Applications: CDA / CCP
Assessment Scholarship Charts
Tips for Earning a CDA Credential
Assessment Scholarship
For More Information


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.
The education component for the CDA can be met through Pathway training or nine credit hours of child development or early childhood education.

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What Is the Child Care Professional (CCP)?
The CCP is a national credential awarded by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation Commission Inc. to child care professionals who have successfully demonstrated knowledge of early childhood development and skills in working with young children. One hundred and fifty (150) of the 180 clock hours for the CCP education component can be met through Pathway training.

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Who Can Get the Assessment Scholarship and How Much Is It?
The Scholars program provides an assessment scholarship to eligible child care professionals for the national CDA or CCP credential. The scholarship assists with the assessment fee and provides an educational stipend to those who are awarded the credential. Additionally, 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.

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Eligibility Requirements

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Assessment Scholarship Applications: CDA / CCP
CDA Assessment Scholarship Application (PDF, 176k)
CCP Assessment Scholarship Application (PDF, 175k)

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Assessment Scholarship Charts
CDA Matrix – Assessment Scholarship (PDF, 111k)
CCP Matrix – Assessment Scholarship (PDF, 111k)

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Tips for Earning a CDA Credential
CDA Tip Sheet (PDF, 38k)

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Assessment Scholarship
Overview (PDF, 81k)

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For More Information
For more information, visit the links on the left or contact Gina McPherson at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 866.343.3881 (toll free) or 405.225.9396, or the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care scholar coordinator in your area.

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