Recognized Credentials

Earning a credential means that you’ve met a defined set of requirements related to skills and knowledge, and is a professional recognition of your qualifications. The Alaska SEED Registry recognizes the following early childhood education credentials.

Child Development Associate (CDA)

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is offered through the Council for Professional Recognition and is nationally awarded and recognized. The CDA Credential focuses on the skills of professionals in the early childhood education field and is designed to provide performance-based training, assessment, and a credential for child care center staff, family child care providers, and home visitors.

Alaska Early Childhood Administrator (AK-ECAC)

The Alaska Early Childhood Administrator Credential (AK-ECAC) is designed to help administrators gain core knowledge and competencies in fiscal and human resource management, foundation in child development, family engagement practices, social emotional development, and environmental assessment.

This credential has different requirements for providers of:

  • Centers/Group Homes
  • Family Child Cares

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