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Child Development Associate Credential CA

CTE Certificate of Achievement
10 credits minimum

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Program Description:

The Family and Human Studies department offers coursework that can be applied toward completion of the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). The CDA credential is a nationally recognized, competency-based educational program offered by The Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.  Credits earned as part of the CDA program transfer seamlessly into certificate and degree programs.

Students who are unfamiliar with the CDA program are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor before starting the program. For more information about the CDA program, contact:

Child Development Associate Credential
2460 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009-3575
       OR
Call Toll Free 1-800-424-4310

http://www.cdacouncil.org/the-cda-credential

The Child Development Associate Credential requires, within the past five years, 120 contact hours of formal training and 480 contact hours working directly with children as a lead caregiver. Students wishing to complete the CDA credential should be working either full- or part-time in a state approved child development center or family child care home.

Required Courses: (9 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

FHS 1500

Human Development (SS)

3

A

 

FHS 1900

Special Topics

1-2

F, Sp

Instructor approval

FHS 2600

Intro to ECE

3

F, Sp

Coreq: FHS 0010

FHS 2610

Child Guidance

3

F, Sp

Coreq: FHS 0011

* Note: FHS 0010 & FHS 0011 are two hour per week labs.

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