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.
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|