PDA FAQ

To request a PDA, complete this quick survey. We will help you get your career moving forward.

If you would like to explore your career options, a PDA can help. With extensive experience, a PDA is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about early care and education or school-age care opportunities.

PDA services are free.

Yes, a PDA is familiar with college and university programs that offer teacher certifications required to teach in Illinois public schools.

Yes! A PDA has extensive experience and knowledge in the fields of: Early care and education, school-age, Head Start, and Early Head Start. 

A PDA can assist by guiding you to specific licensing regulations and other information about Illinois child care center staff qualifications.  

A PDA can lead you to resources about obtaining various credentials.

A PDA is familiar with a variety of degree programs and is available to share their knowledge on how to complete a degree.

Excelerate Program

ExceleRate Illinois helps you prepare children for success in school and in life.

It also provides standards, guidelines, resources and supports to help you make sensible changes that lead to better quality outcomes for children.