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ChildCare Education Institute | Evaluated Learning Experience

Online Instructor-Supported CDA Certificate- English and Spanish

Location: 
Online throughout the U.S.
Length: 

146 hours.

Dates: 
January 2007- Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the requirements of a safe, healthy learning environment; advance the physical, cognitive, communicative and creative development of young children; utilize positive guidance techniques to support development of child; establish productive relationships with families; identify components required to ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participants' needs; and list requirements to maintain a commitment to professionalism.

Instruction: 
This course is taught in an online, module format (with required textbook) consisting of on-going and cumulative competency based assessments (quizzes and final exam), open-ended essays, student activity and observations/reflections. Students receive monitoring and feedback from personal Education Coaches throughout the process. The course consists of three instructional units focused on the six CDA Competency Standards established by the Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA Credential.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Human/Child Development or Early Childhood Education (11/10) (12/15 revalidation).

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