Overview of Early Childhood Family Associate Competencies
|Official transcripts from any academic coursework including Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s,
and/or Doctorate degrees
Official transcript/certificate from Child Development Associate (CDS) Program
Two years of early childhood-related paid work experience
|Encouraged, but not required for Early Childhood Family Associate (ECFA)|
|Professional Reference Ratings||
Total of 3 required:
|Code of Ethics &
|Application will demonstrate that competencies have been adequately met through course
work, in-service training and work/volunteer experiences. Reflective supervision/consultation,
although not required, is recommended and will support demonstration of competencies.
Written examination not required for applicants seeking Early Childhood Family Associate
|Membership in the Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Association|
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