ChildCare Education Institute | Evaluated Learning Experience
Instructor-Supported CDA Certificate (English and Spanish) - Infant/Toddler Setting
Varies (self-study, self-paced).
December 2023 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define the requirements to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment for young children; identify the components to advance the physical, cognitive, communicative and creative development of young children; define positive guidance techniques to support the appropriate social and emotional development of young children; list the guidelines to establish productive relationships with families; identify the components required to ensure a well-run, purposeful early childhood program responsive to the needs of the participants; and identify the requirements to maintain a commitment to professionalism.
This course is taught in an online module format (with a required textbook) consisting of ongoing and cumulative objective-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 focuses on the six CDA Competency Standards established by the Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA Credential. Major topics include health safety and nutrition, child development, child assessment, classroom management and guidance, family partnerships, and professionalism.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Human/Child Development or Early Childhood Education (12/23).