EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
CDA is the most recognized child care credential in the United States. It is nationally transferable and considered to be a key credential in the Early Childhood Education profession. Our CDA program is a comprehensive 150-hour curriculum that provides 10 Units of CDA training and preparation required to be eligible to apply for the CDA Credential that is awarded by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.
Anyone age 16 or older may enroll in a short-term class on a first-come, first-served basis. Certain regulations may apply. Enrollment is taken by the Adult Education/ACD staff Monday through Thursday from 8AM-9:30PM.
CDA Unit 5 Ensuring Developmentally Appropriate Practices
This class is designed to assist child care providers in gaining knowledge and skills to promote physical, language, cognitive, creative, social, and emotional growth in young children.
CDA Unit 6 Guiding Children
This class gives child care providers the skills and knowledge necessary to guide children in learning self-control and socially acceptable behavior.
CDA Unit 7 Involving Families and the Community
This class is designed to assist child care providers in gaining skills and knowledge which promote family and community involvement, and partnerships within the early childhood program.
CDA Unit 8 Program Pans and Record Keeping
This class you will learn how to provide developmentally appropriate curriculum plans based on principles of child development.
CDA Unit 9 Developing as an Early Education Professional
This course is designed to adequately equip child care providers with the skills and knowledge necessary to continually improve their job performance as they progress toward becoming an Early Childhood Professional.
CDA Unit 10 Putting It All Together CDA or CCP
The final hours to completing the professional portfolio and applying for a National CDA or Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) Credential. Students meet on campus.