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The Child Development Associate (CDA) Assessment Fee Scholarship
is for individuals working at Non-Abbott centers and covers the
cost of the final step in obtaining a CDA credential. Individuals
apply for this scholarship when they are ready to submit their
Direct Assessment Application after their CDA training is complete.
Funds are available October 1 - September 30 and subject to availability.
Applications for the CDA Assessment Fee Scholarship
can be obtained by calling
(908) 737-5917 or Submit Your Request
Online – Refer to Form C2,
The NJPDCECE also conducts an ongoing scholarship program for
individuals who are working to renew their Child Development
Applications for the CDA Renewal Fee Scholarship can be obtained
(908) 737-5917 or Submit
Your Request Online – Refer to Form C2R.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of
age and have a high school diploma or GED.
- Applicants must be employed in the direct care and education
of children in the field of early care and education.
- Applicants must be registered in the NJ Registry for Childhood
Professionals. Applications for the NJ Registry can be
printed from this website.
- Employers who have paid the CDA Assessment/Renewal Fee
for the applicant may be reimbursed if funds are available.
NOTE: If you work in a center in Camden County please click
here for your Assessment Fee/Renewal Fee Scholarship Information.
If you work in an Abbott-contracted center, click
here for Financial Aid Information.