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Online Instructor Supported CDA Certificate
This certificate program is only available in English.
Settings: Infant/Toddler or Preschool or Family Care
This CCEI CDA certificate program of study aligns to the new CDA credentialing process as established by the Council for Professional Recognition.
Textbook Information: Textbook is required and must be purchased at the student’s expense.
Working with Young Children by Judy Herr; 6th Edition; Goodheart-Willcox Publishing; ISBN - 978-1-59070-813-2; Approximate Cost: $70
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Program Description: The Online Instructor-Supported CDA Certificate meets the 120 clock hours of professional development required by The Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA Credential. The program is broken into three Instructional Units. These units focus on the six CDA Competency Standards established by The Council for Professional Recognition. Each student in the Online Instructor-Supported CDA Certificate program receives support from an Education Coach (EC). Each EC is an Early Childhood specialist and has previous experience working in a child care center or school.
In addition, this program has been evaluated by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS), formerly known as the National Program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction (National PONSI), and has been recommended for 8 semester hours of credit in Human/Child Development or Early Childhood Education in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category.
Program Objectives: Upon satisfactorily completing the Online Instructor Supported CDA Certificate program, students should be able to:
Student Assessment: Students enrolled in the Online Instructor-Supported CDA Certificate program are assessed using the following methods:
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Prospective students are strongly encouraged to check with their licensing representatives to determine each program's applicability toward state requirements.