Child Development Associate Preparation


Successful completion of the Child Development Associate (CDA) preparation training program ful.lls the CSA credential’s hourly education requirement and enables students to make application for the nationally recognized CDA Credential. The 12 college credits can also be applied to an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Program Requirements

ECE* 101
ECE* 141

Intro to Early Childhood Ed OR
Infant/Toddler Growth & Devl 1



Child Development



CDA Credential Preparation



CDA Credential Preparation II




1 Offered only in alternate years.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  1. Identify, document, and assess elements that determine quality in early childhood programs.
  2. Design a learning environment and use teaching strategies that are based upon child development and learning theory.
  3. Plan, implement, and evaluate a developmentally appropriate curriculum that fosters children’s personal and social, physical, cognitive, and creative development.
  4. In a variety of early childhood settings, examine program philosophy and goals, classroom design, teacher/child interaction, curriculum planning and implementation, assessment of the young child, involvement of the family/community as well as issues of diversity.

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