Connecticut Director's Credential (CDC)
Through a unique collaboration between Charter Oak State College, Connecticut Charts-A-Course, the Department of Social Services, and the Hartford Area Child Care Collaborative, a conceptual framework for a Connecticut Director's Credential has been developed.
The Connecticut Director's Credential (CDC) seeks to provide individuals a voluntary
system of credentialing with four levels of proficiency issued through Charter Oak
The Director's Credential will be awarded to those who have successfully met all the
requirements necessary to obtain the credential at each level. The Credential will
acknowledge that as a professional working in the field of early care and education,
you have obtained knowledge and competencies in the Connecticut Core Areas of Knowledge
Please note- Application for the CDC must be submitted prior to sending credentialing materials
such as official transcripts to Charter Oak State College for review.
The Provisional Level of the CDC has expired as of January 1, 2009. New applications
will be accepted for the Initial Level or higher.