An MSA Credential is valid for three years from the award date, after which it may be renewed in five-year increments. The MSA Renewal process gives you the opportunity to reaffirm your competence as a Military School-Age Associate. The Military School-Age Renewal Packet contains ALL of the documents MSA candidates will need to renew their MSA credential.
The Military School-Age Credential (MSA) is an opportunity for staff working with school-age children on military bases to gain professional recognition by demonstrating competence in their on-the-job skills. Staff must complete the Foundation Level Individual Development Plan (IDP) to be eligible for the Military School-Age Credential. The Military School-Age Candidate Packet contains ALL of the documents MSA candidates will need to apply for the MSA assessment.
The Council’s CDA Gold Standard addresses a critical need of students seeking quality CDA® training. Early childhood educators, in the U.S. and around the world, contact the Council daily seeking guidance with selecting a training organization. Now the Council is offering a reliable and sustainable system to identify and recognize professional development training programs and organizations that provide high-quality training. The CDA Gold Standard is available to organizations offering training and professional development in early childhood education, such as, but not limited to: Non-profit and For-profit organizations Higher education institutions Child Care Resource and Referral agencies High school early childhood/child development programs Private training organizations Head Start Early Head Start Tribal organizations Military Religious organizations