ITFDC (Infant Toddler Family Day Care) proudly recognizes and applauds the outstanding achievement of our ECCEs (Early Child Care Educators) who have received their CDA (Child Development Associate) credential.

Samina Aslam – 2013

Riffat Chughtai – 2010

Marcela Escobar – 2009*

Riffat Jabeen – 2009*

Miranda Kozeli – Since 2005*

Shaista Laiq – 2009

Faqraz Malik – 2011, 2014*

Saima Masud – 2010

Tahsina Matin – 2009*

Ivania Mercado – 2009*

Tanya Miller – 2013

Yolanda Peralta – 2009*

Nafisa Rawoot – 2009

Shamama Rehman – Since 2007*

Mariam Samadi – 2010*

Bahareh Sadoughi – 2013

Ayesha Sheikh – 2009*

Freida Steele – 2014

Mariel Syed – 2009

Sabra Shirazi – Since 2008

Kamela Zaka – 2010

CDA (Child Development Associate) is a nationally recognized professional credential. To receive this credential each candidate must:

  • have a minimum of 480 hours working with children aged birth through 5 years;
  • complete 120 hours of formal childcare and education with no fewer than 10 hours in each of eight specific subject areas;
  • have a CDA assessment observation completed by an approved CDA advisor;
  • have an early childhood studies reviw completed by a CDA Council representative and finally;
  • pass an oral interview conducted by a CDA council representative.

How to become a CDA?  Please visit our Professional Development Program.

* These ECCEs additionally serve as mentors to new ECCEs by providing 40 hours of training at their own home day care.