Instructor-Supported CDA Family Child Care Certificate

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Instructor-Supported CDA Family Child Care Certificate

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In addition, CCEI’s Instructor-Supported CDA Family Child Care Certificate program has been evaluated by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS) and has been recommended for 8 semester hours of credit in Human/Child Development or Early Childhood Education in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category.

Upon satisfactorily completing the Instructor-Supported CDA Family Child Care Certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Define the requirements to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment for young children.
  • Identify the components to advance the physical, cognitive, communicative and creative development of young children.
  • Define positive guidance techniques to support appropriate social and emotional development of young children.
  • List the guidelines to establish productive relationships with families.
  • Identify the components required to ensure a well-run, purposeful early childhood program responsive to the needs of the participants.
  • Identify the requirements to maintain a commitment to professionalism.

Students enrolled in the Instructor-Supported CDA Family Child Care Certificate program are assessed using the following methods:

  • Competency based multiple choice questions.
  • Open-ended essay questions.
  • Student activity and/or observations with written feedback.
  • End of Course Quizzes in multiple choice format – Students must pass each quiz with a grade of 70% or better to complete the course.
  • Cumulative Final Exam in multiple choice format – Students must pass with a grade of 70% or better to complete the CDA certificate program.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Must provide evidence of possessing a high school diploma or GED obtained from institutions accredited and recognized by U. S. Department of Education or be enrolled as a junior or senior in a high school career and technical program in early childhood education. Diplomas earned outside the U. S. or presented in a language other than English must be translated to English by a member of the American Translators Association, an approved credential evaluation agency approved by the Bureau of Educators Certification, or an accredited college/university.
  • Must have access to a computer and printer.
  • Must have a valid email address.
  • Must have access to the Internet through a CCEI supported JavaScript-enabled web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.).
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write well enough in the language the course is presented in to understand and complete the course material.
  • Several courses within this program require observation, assessment, and practical application of learning principles in an early childhood learning environment. Students must be working in or have access to an early childhood environment to successfully complete this program.

Textbook Information:
The following textbook is required and must be purchased at the student’s expense.

Essentials for Working with Young Children by The Council for Professional Recognition; 2nd Edition; ISBN: 978-0-9903072-8-0; Approximate Cost: $50.

We recommend students also purchase the CDA Competency Standards – Family Child Care Edition book by The Council for Professional Recognition; Approximate Cost $25.

Settings:  Family Child Care

Program Code:
1206-CDAF

Program Length: 
130 Hours

IACET CEU Value:
  13.0 CEUs

Program Start Date: 

Rolling Enrollment – Start Anytime

Program End Date:
365 days from enrollment date

Tuition Cost:
$1,300

Application Fee:
$100

Total Program Cost:
$1,400

Approximate Book Cost:

(shipping extra): $75 for 2 books

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