Child Development Associate (Session 2)

This section includes the following modules of the Child Development Associate:


Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education              45 Hours

Historical and cultural perspectives of Early Childhood Studies. Theoretical models for the education of young children from birth through age eight will be addressed through professional exploration. Methods for facilitating child development as well as strategies for collaborating with families and communities will be discussed.


Building Healthy Relationships With Families                   15 Hours

Explore family systems development and ways to effectively build relationships and work with families in a home visit setting.


CDA Preparation and Support                                           10 Hours

Advising and guidance in preparation for submitting a CDA application. Includes support for creating a professional portfolio, conducting a self-study and family questionnaire, writing competency and professional philosophy statements, and preparing for the CDA exam.