Child Development CDA Preparation Certificate

Curriculum ECE.CDA.CERT (C420C)

The CDA Preparation certificate prepares students for Child Development Associate (CDA) assessment by fulfilling the requirement for 120 clock hours of training in eight subject areas that is needed to apply for the CDA credential.

Upon completing the CDA Preparation certificate and earning a CDA credential from the Council for Professional Recognition, a student is eligible to receive credit toward the Child Development AAS degree. The number of additional credit hours (generally seven) is awarded after the Child Development faculty evaluates the student’s resource file and training experiences.

Note: Only one of the following CDA Preparation certificates can be applied towards graduation.

CDA Preparation Core

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ECE 151

Communicating with Parents and Children

1

 

ECE 152

Principles of Child Growth and Development, Birth - 5

 

1

 

ECE 153

Guiding Children and Managing the Classroom

 

1

 

 

 

3

Semester Two

 

ECE 111

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

 

 

 

3

These first four courses represent the core of CDA Preparation whether you are interested in Pre-school or Infant/Toddler.

Once these are complete you can choose one of the following two tracks:

CDA Infant/Toddler Track (ages birth to 36 months)
(EDU.IFT.CERT)

 

 

CDA Preparation Core

6

 

ECE 115

Infant/Toddler Development

3

#

ECE 122

Infant/Toddler Care and Curriculum

3

 

 

 

12

CDA Pre-School Track (ages 3 to 5)
(EDU.PSL.CERT)

 

 

CDA Preparation Core

6

 

ECE 110

Early Childhood Development

3

Choose one of the following 3 credit hour electives:

#

ECE 118

Health, Nutrition and Safety

3

#

ECE 121

Language Development & Activities

3

#

ECE 231

Science & Math for Children

3

#

ECE 233

Creative Activities for the Young Child

3

 

 

 

12

 

 

Total credits required

12

See ECE course descriptions.

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required as a prerequisite for each ECE course in all ECE programs.

Chairperson: Mary Ann Olson, Ext. 3672