Child Development Associate Credential (CDA Training)

The Child Development Associate Credential (CDA Training), granted by the Council for Professional  Recognition, is designed to provide students with the opportunity to complete a course of study which will prepare them to work in the field.  It is also designed for students who are already employed in early childhood and want to improve their knowledge and competency in working with young children.  Students who complete this certificate may move into the program leading to an Associate in Science degree.

REQUIREMENTS

Number Title Credits
ECE* 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE* 182 or +PSY 203 Child Development 3
OR
ECE* 141 Infant/Toddler Growth & Development
(ECE* 141 is required for Infant/Toddler CDA Endorsement)
+ECE* 180 CDA Credential Preparation 3
ECE* XXX ECE Elective (103, 109, 231, 225, 275) 3
Total Credits Required: 12

+ Prerequisite required

Outcomes:

The Child Development Associate Credential (CDA Training), granted by the Council for Professional Recognition, is designed to provide students with the opportunity to complete a course of study which will prepare them to work in the field. It is also designed for students who are already employed in early childhood and want to improve their knowledge and competency in working with young children. Students may choose to transfer the credits earned in the CDA to the A.S. in Early Childhood Education.

Employment Information:

Students who earn a Certificate in Early Childhood Education CDA are qualified to work as paraprofessionals and teaching assistants in early care and learning settings such as day cares, preschools, before and after school programs, public schools, and Head Start programs that serve children birth through age eight.

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This short-term Certificate can be earned to gain employment while continuing to work toward an AS degree.

Program Coordinator

Carol LaLiberte
860.253.3187
claliberte@asnuntuck.edu