What do I put in my CDA portfolio?

The Contents of a CDA Professional Portfolio

What do I put in my CDA portfolio?

The Contents of a CDA Professional Portfolio

  1. A summary of your official training, including the list of CDA Training courses you took and their subject areas (our CDA Training program lies this all out for you)
  2. Completed questionnaires from the families you’ve worked with.

What size binder is needed for the CDA portfolio?

A one-and-a-half-inch wide binder should be big enough for everything you need to put into it. Find this at your local office supply store or thrift store. Then buy a set of dividers with tabs, since you’ll need those to keep the contents of your portfolio separated.

Why is it important for every CDA candidate to prepare a professional portfolio?

eCDA students prepare a CDA Professional Portfolio because as evidence of what the CDA candidate believes is valuable information to use in their work. This allows an opportunity for the CDA candidate to gain experience in locating resources and communicating skills and knowledge.

How do you write a CDA professional philosophy?

My philosophy is that everyday is a great and glorious opportunity to show children something new, or practice something learned. I believe imagination should be ignited in each child and kindled by the teamwork of teacher and parent. I believe that you should make a big (positive) deal out of the small things.

What are the CDA competency standards?

CDA Competency Standards

CDA Competency Goals eCDA Module
IV. To establish positive and productive relationships with families. 11
V. To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs. 12
VI. To maintain a commitment to professionalism. 13

How long should a CDA competency statement be?

500 words
Each Statement should be up to 500 words in length. Competency Goal 1 (To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment): Begin your Reflective Statement about this Competency Goal with a paragraph describing how your teaching practices meet this Goal.

What are the six competency of the CDA?

What is a CDA competency standard?

The six CDA Competency Standards, outlined by the Council for Professional Recognition, are the framework of the CDA Credential professional development process. These standards are the criteria used by the Council to assess the CDA Candidate’s performance to determine the credentialing decision.

What are the most important indicators of professionalism?

Three primary indicators constitute the meaning of professionalism: responsibility, respect, and risk taking. When teachers are committed to these three values, their behaviors will reveal greater professionalism.

What are the nine learning experiences?

RC II-1โ€‹: Science/Sensory – Toddler.

  • RC II-2: Language and Literacy – Infant.
  • RC II-3: Creative Arts – Toddler.
  • RC II-4: Fine Motor – Infant.
  • RC II-5: Gross Motor – Infant.
  • RC II-6: Self Concept – Preschooler.
  • RC II-7: Emotional Skills/Regulation – Preschooler.
  • RC II-8: Social Skills – Preschooler.
  • How do I organize my CDA professional portfolio?

    Organize your Professional Portfolio following the My CDA Professional Portfolio checklist. In each Competency Standard section, start with the Reflective Competency Statement followed by the resources required for that standard. Use a different color for each section to make them easy to see.

    Where do I include CDA competency standard IV in my portfolio?

    Be sure to save this assignment to print off and include in your Professional Portfolio under Tab F. CDA Competency Standard IV Functional Areas Definitions IV. To establish positive and productive relationships with families.

    Why create a professional portfolio?

    Benefits of Creating a Professional Portfolio The Professional Portfolio is one of the main components that the CDA Council requires for a National CDA Credential. It is easy to get caught up in feeling that this is just another box to check along the way.

    What can I do with my CDA Credential?

    Once you have your CDA Credential and you are working in a classroom, you donโ€™t have to let your Professional Portfolio collect dust in a closet. There are other ways you could make use of it including: