Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation (CCL)

Program Information

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Child Development Associate Preparation is designed to provide documented training in preparation for application to become a Child Development Associate (CDA). This program is intended for individuals interested in early childhood education who intend to pursue the national credential of CDA from the Council for Professional Recognition. Students completing the described CCL coursework must apply independently to the Council for final evaluation and validation.

Program Notes

You must obtain a "C" grade or better in all courses required within the program.

The courses in this program may be applied to a second certificate (CCL) and an Associate degree (AAS) in Early Childhood Education and/or an Associate degree (AAS) in Early Childhood Administration and Management if you wish to continue your education.   Consult with the Program Director for guidance on which of these options would be best for your academic and professional goals.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 9 Credits Grade Sem/Year
CFS 176 Child Development OR 3    
ECH 176 Child Development OR 3    
CFS 235 Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal - Age 8 3    
EED 212 Guidance, Management and the Environment 3    
EED 215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3    
Semester II 7 Credits Grade Sem/Year

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation.

EED 200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3    
EED 220 Child, Family, Community and Culture OR 3    
CFS 157 Marriage & Family Life 3    
EED 260 Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship OR 1    
EED 261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship 1    

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