Join a CDA Cohort and complete the CDA 120-hour portfolio between July 1st, 2021 and June 15th, 2022. If eligible you could earn $500! A CDA cohort can help you complete your requirements and provide a supportive community. Completing a CDA typically takes an average of 6 months. CDAs are offered in Infant/Toddler, Preschool, Family, and Home Visitor concentrations. Our cohorts provide: Coaching Networking Support for your CDA portfolio including (the 6 competency statements) Meetings once a month ARE YOU ELIGIBLE? All Idaho child care providers working towards their CDA can join a CDA cohort. If you are eligible for incentives in RISE, you can also apply for the CDA cohort incentive award. HOW DO I RECEIVE THE CDA COHORT INCENTIVE AWARD? Anyone who completes, renews, or already has a CDA certificate and records it in the RISE database can apply for the $500 beginning October 1st. You can earn multiple CDA certificates but will only be eligible once for the incentive award. For more information about getting your CDA, visit: https://www.cdacouncil.org/en/ If your CDA has expired, learn more about the amnesty program here: https://www.cdacouncil.org/en/cda-renewal-amnesty- program/ Register for a cohort by contacting your IdahoSTARS regional office Call 2-1-1 and they will connect you!