Maryland Family Network, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and the Council for Professional Recognition are partnering to provide thousands of Maryland's early childhood educators with financial support to help them earn the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. These financial awards will cover registration and other fees as well as books required for the program.

By earning their CDA, Maryland's child care professionals will  expand their career options and have greater knowledge with which to serve young children across our state. 

Apply for funding here. 

Before completing your application for funding, please watch the recorded webinar below to familiarize yourself with the process. 


We also recommend that you download the following resources to refer to later to help answer your questions.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Council for Professional Recognition as we work towards a goal of thousands more early childhood educators in Maryland obtaining CDA credentials. 


CDA Funding