Child Development Associate Training

Are You Ready For Career Enrichment?

Child Care Centers are increasingly requiring staff to gain formal knowledge and skills to improve quality standards within their centers. You will learn the cornerstones of early childhood education in ACC courses providing the required educational training hours for the national CDA credential. The courses cover a variety of topics such as how children grow and develop, behavior guidance, planning meaningful curriculum experiences, and how to communicate with and engage families.

CDA Opens Doors

Students completing a CDA Training Program, and passing the National assessment process have options to work in childcare centers including non-profit, private, corporate, or family child care as a teacher, director or owner. Other career options include preschool curriculum coordinator, home visitor, and Head Start or Early Head Start teacher.

Please visit the CDA Council site for credential fees and additional information related to the CDA assessment process.

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Students must be currently working directly with a group of young children in the birth-5 years range in a licensed child care center, a public school or charter school Pre-K classroom, or a registered family child care setting. Students will also be required to complete a criminal background check.

Program Information

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3 Semesters
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Child Development Associate Training Courses

CDEC-1017 Child Development Associate Training I

CDEC-2022 Child Development Associate Training II

CDEC-2024 Child Development Associate Training III

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