I am so excited to have the opportunity to get my CDA paid for fully through T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI!
Home Visitor, South Central Missouri

Home Visitor CDA Scholarship Model

Home Visitor CDA Scholarship may best suit your needs if you are:

  • Wanting to earn your national Child Development Associate (CDA) credential meeting the educational requirement through earning early childhood education college credits.
  • Wanting to earn a credential prior to earning your Associate degree.
  • Seeking a CDA as a requirement for employment.

Eligibility – All applicants must:

  • Work in a home visiting program using a nationally recognized home visiting model.
  • Have a current caseload of at least 4 families.
  • Have a high school or high school equivalency diploma.
  • Work at least 25 hours per week as a home visitor.
  • Have an employer that agrees to act as your sponsor.
  • Be at least 18 years old and have a high school or equivalency diploma.
  • Work in Missouri and be eligible to work in the US.

**If you wish to complete your Home Visitor CDA through training clock hours, please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Once awarded a Home Visitor CDA Scholarship, participants will:

  • Be assigned a T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI CDA Scholarship Counselor who will assist throughout the entire CDA process.
  • Enroll in the Missouri community college of their choice and earn 9 to 12 early childhood education college credit hours across 3 consecutive semesters successfully passing all classes.
  • Pay only 5% of course tuition and books. For example, if class tuition is $300, your 5% portion would be only $15! Your sponsoring employer pays only 5% too!
  • Commit to stay at your sponsoring child care program for 6 months after completing your 3 education semesters.


  • Pay 90% of the tuition and books for your 9-12 early childhood college credit hours.
  • Pay 100% of your college fees.
  • Pay you $430 (in two installments of $215) after you complete three semesters and 6 months of commitment time to your current child care program.

After earning your college credit hours, you will:

  • Enroll in the Child Care Aware® of Missouri CDA Scholarship Project, where your T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI CDA Scholarship Counselor will continue to assist you as you complete the CDA process toward your credential.

The CDA Scholarship Project will:

  • Pay for your CDA™ Competency Standards workbook.
  • Pay your $425 CDA application fee.
  • Walk you through the process of setting up your CDA Verification Visit.
  • Once you earn your CDA credential, reimburse you, and your sponsoring employer, the 5% you paid toward college tuition and books.

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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Missouri is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association.
The project described was supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0048-01-00, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.