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.

SHIP - Siouxland Human Investment Partnership

To register or if you have questions:

Nancy McMahon
Career Navigator
nancy.mcmahon@witcc.edu
712.317.3384
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book an Appointment

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $3,072.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $3,088.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Required Classes for Child Development - Preschool | Cert

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
ECE 103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
ECE 170 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE 158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3
ECE 243 Early Childhood Guidance 3

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to transcripts@witcc.edu.

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Weber
Administrative Program Coordinator
jennifer.weber@witcc.edu
712.274.8733 Ext. 1389
Sioux City Campus, Room A22L
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Assoc Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education
michael.rohlena@witcc.edu
712.274.8733 Ext. 3217
Sioux City Campus, Room B107

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