Child Development Associate Preparation (CDA Prep)

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Create a professional portfolio while working toward the Child Development Associate Credential. Prepare to work in licensed child care facilities.

Students who complete one semester will satisfy the education requirement for earning a CDA.

Students can enroll either semester.

The Child Development Associate Preparation (CDA Prep) was created in response to the need for early childhood professionals to master the knowledge and skills needed to create effective learning environments for children.The CDA is an accepted credential for work as a teacher, assistant teacher or aide in child care centers and preschools.

This course is designed to provide the information needed to effectively care for and educate young children. The course is appropriate for students who intend to pursue advanced study in early childhood education or a related discipline, and for those who will seek employment or career advancement upon completion of the program. The 120 hours of education moves students forward in the process of earning the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credential through the Council for Professional Recognition. 

Curriculum covers six (6) competency standards and thirteen (13) functional areas.


Free for member district students
$300 for adult child care workers