How can I connect with a Professional Development Advisor (PDA)?
To request a PDA, complete this quick survey. We will help you get your career moving forward.
I’m already in the field of early care and education or school-age care. How can a PDA help me?
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.
What is the cost of the PDA service?
PDA services are free.
I want to teach in a public school. Can a PDA help me?
Yes, a PDA is familiar with college and university programs that offer teacher certifications required to teach in Illinois public schools.
Can a PDA help me open a child care business?
No, however, technical assistance to open a child care business is available through your local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Agency.
I am just entering the field, can a PDA help me?
Yes! A PDA has extensive experience and knowledge in the fields of: Early care and education, school-age, Head Start, and Early Head Start.
I would like to start working at a child care center, how can a PDA help me?
A PDA can assist by guiding you to specific licensing regulations and other information about Illinois child care center staff qualifications.
I want to get a credential, how can a PDA help me?
A PDA can lead you to resources about obtaining various credentials.
I would like to get a degree. How can a PDA help me?
A PDA is familiar with a variety of degree programs and is available to share their knowledge on how to complete a degree.