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Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation - CCL

Major: 5710
Effective Term: 2015 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 16

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation program is designed to provide documented training in preparation for application to become a Child Development Associate. This program is intended for individuals interested in early childhood education who intend to pursue the national credential of CDA from the Council for Professional Recognition. Students completing the described CCL coursework must apply independently to the Council for final evaluation and validation.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
CFS/ECH176Child Development (3) OR
CFS235Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal - Age 8(3) 3
EED200Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
EED212Guidance, Management and the Environment 3
EED215Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
EED220Child, Family, Community and Culture (3) OR
CFS157Marriage and Family Life (3) 3
EED260Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (1) OR
EED261Early Childhood Preschool Internship (1) 1

Program Competencies

  1. Plan a safe, healthy learning environment including a prevention and emergency plan and identifying state regulations related to various early childhood settings. (EED215)
  2. Describe and explain the relationship of play to physical and intellectual development at the early childhood level. (EED212, CFS/ECH176, CFS235)
  3. Develop an early childhood curriculum that advances physical and intellectual development through art, music, literature, science, math, and language. (EED200)
  4. Describe and explain the relationship of play to children's social and emotional development at the early childhood level. (EED212)
  5. Design a learning environment which encourages the social and emotional development of young children. (EED212)
  6. Provide guidance and discipline which promote the social and emotional development of young children. (EED212)
  7. Use effective methods to establish productive relationships with families. (CFS157, EED220)
  8. Develop strategy to manage an effective program operation in various early childhood settings. (EED260, EED261)
  9. Apply classroom instruction to work experiences during 80 hours per credit per semester. (EED260, EED261)
  10. Define professionalization as it applies to the field of early care and education, birth to age eight, and develop a plan for professional growth and development. (EED200, EED260, EED261)
  11. Observe and record the developmental stages of children from conception through the eighth year. (CFS/ECH176, CFS235)
  12. Describe principles of children's growth and development from conception through the eighth year. (CFS/ECH176, CFS235)

Additional information is available at MCCCD's Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation.

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

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