Getting Started

To apply and register:

Step 1:

Create an Early Childhood Education and Training Program (ECETP) account; complete an EIP application online at and fax or mail EIP your required documents.

Complete a paper application and mail it to EIP with all your required documents.

Use the following NCC information to complete the form:
EIP for Educational Incentive Form (PDF)

Mailing address:
Educational Incentive Program
4 Tower Place, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12203

Section 3 - Training Information

Place a check in the Distance Learning/Correspondence Course box and a check in the Coursework leading to a Credential box

Name of College/Training Organization: Northampton Community College
Title of Course: Child Development Associate - eCDA
Trainer First Name: TBD
Trainer Last Name:TBD
Trainer Aspire ID#: leave blank
Training Organization/College Zip: 18020

View Total Cost of Program

Number of College Credits per semester: 3 or 45 clock hours (3 courses will total 9 credits or 135 clock hours of training)

Choose a course timetable by using the link below to find your start and end dates:
Course Start and End Date Schedule

NCC is an approved EIP provider, so you apply to EIP and EIP pays NCC directly.

NCC MUST receive your signed EIP Approval Form to waive your tuition. If NCC does not receive this signed form, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for payment of the tuition in full. DO NOT DO STEP 2 BELOW UNTIL YOU RECEIVE EIP APPROVAL.

Step 2:

Apply and pay a one-time $25.00 Application Fee.   Apply Now

Then, print, complete and sign a Credit Registration form for your course(s). You must print the word "NYC EIP" on the Credit Registration Form (PDF)

Choose a course timetable by using the link below to find your start and end date, course code and section number:
Start and End Date Schedule (please use the same information that you used on the EIP Form)

Step 3:

Mail Credit Registration Form and EIP Approval form in one envelope to:

Bursar Office
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethelehem, PA 18020

You MUST mail signed EIP approval award letter to NCC. The award letter is your payment for CDA Courses. If NCC does not have an original signed award letter, YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT. IMPORTANT:

Do not fax to the Registrar.

Step 4:

You will receive a tuition bill after you register for courses, until we receive your EIP approval. You will also receive instructions to help you access your Online learning "Welcome Letter" which will include your instructor, required textbook(s), and instructions on how to log-in to your courses.

Step 5:

Order textbooks

Once you are enrolled, you can order your textbook (for all three courses) and your CDA Standard 2.0 Application. Please wait until you receive information in the mail that you are enrolled before purchasing your textbook and application packet. Please make sure you only order either Infant/Todder OR Preschool; depending on the area of credentialing you are working on.

Books, eCDA Assessment Packet

Books will be delivered to you.

Step 6:

You may enter your course(s) on the first day of classes. For assistance, call 610.332.6089 or email

EIP Information


U.S. Mail Delivery:
Professional Development Program
Tower Place, 4th Floor
Albany NY, 12203

You may send an email message to with any questions or concerns.

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