ECE* 180 Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Prep. 3
This course is designed for childcare providers who wish to obtain a Child Development (CDA) Credential. Students will study the national standards for evaluation and credentialing by the Council of Early Childhood Professional Recognition and become familiar with the Direct Assessment System. Students will examine and review the CDA Competencies and Functional Areas and their integration with early childhood theory and practice. A majority of this coursework will assist students in the development of their professional resource file and the completion of other necessary documentation and the final assessment process. Students will prepare to apply for the CDA Credential with one of the following endorsements: center based preschool or infant/toddler, family child care setting or home visitor setting.
Eligibility requirements: Students must be 18 years of age or older, hold a high school diploma or GED, and have 480 hours of experience working with children within the past five years.