This certificate is designed to enable you to become a trained child care assistant with a preschool focus. The following classes are the recommended courses for students working toward a Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™.
CDA®, administered by the Council for Professional Recognition, is a nationally recognized credential for early childhood educators who understand and are able to put into practice core competencies for working with young children. Completing these courses does not give you a CDA® Credential; these courses fulfill the educational component of the national CDA® credentialing program. You must complete additional requirements and apply to the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, DC to earn the CDA® Credential. To find out more, please visit the Council for Professional Recognition's website at www.cdacouncil.org/credentials/apply-for-cda/preschool.
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.