Child Development Associate (CDA)
12 credit hours
CDA stands for the Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program. The purpose of the program is to enhance the quality of child care by defining, evaluating and recognizing the competence of child care providers and home visitors.
The program is administered by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C.
The CDA Credential is a certificate that is awarded to a person who demonstrates competence in caring for young children by successfully completing the CDA assessment process.
All of the following:
____ CDFS 21600 Introduction to Early Childhood Development
____ CDFS 21700 Issues in Early Childhood (May substitute PSY 361)
____ CDFS 23500 CDA Portfolio and Experience Childhood Development
Elective: Choose one appropriate additional course according to your area of focus:
____ CDFS 30800 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood
(Appropriate for any of the CDA certificates)
____ CDFS 22800 Development: Infant & Toddler Care
(Appropriate only for Infant/Toddler CDA)