In addition to the Children's Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) and the Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate, New York State has a number of other credentials available.
For more information about these credentials, visit the
New York State Association for the Education of Young Children.
Formerly the Early Learning Trainer Credential
The Early learning Trainer Credential Formally recognizes the value and specialized knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for those who provide community-based training to early care and education programs and providers. The credential provides a standard of the quality of Early Learning Trainers and represents a level of professional achievement for trainers.
The New York State Family Child Care Credential is designed to focus on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the care and education of New York’s youngest children outside the home. The credential formally recognizes those practitioners who demonstrate their competence, knowledge and professional practice in the areas of professional family child care, child development, healthy home learning environments, and business practices.
The New York State Infant Toddler Care & Education Credential (ITCEC) is designed to formally recognize those teachers and caregivers who show:
This credential focuses only on infants and toddlers, not as an add-on to a preschool credential. This credential incorporates the NYS Core Body of Knowledge, NYS childcare regulations, and the Code of Ethics of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).