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Child Development Associate (CDA) Preschool

Is the Child Development Associate Preschool Program for You?

  • Do you enjoy working with young children?
  • Are you interested in careers early childhood education and care?
  • Do you want to develop competence in creative teaching techniques?
  • Do you want to learn to implement developmentally appropriate lessons that address a diverse population of preschoolers?
  • Would you like to earn the nationally recognized Child Development Associate?

About the Program

Prepare for further education and careers in early childhood education and care.  Learn about the preschool learning environment, establishing a purposeful preschool child-care program and participate in internship experiences at licensed facilities.  Program of study completers will be prepared to pass the Child Development Associate (CDA) examination, be ready for a verification visit conducted by an employee of the Council of Professional Recognition credentialing agency and possess a complete CDA professional portfolio.

Sample Course Plan for Child Development Associated Preschool

Sample Courses

Certifications/Awards for Completing High School Plan

  • Earn the nationally recognized Child Development Associate Credential.

Local Colleges Offering a Continuation of the Program

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