NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Aug 14, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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EDEC 2435 - Child Development Associate (CDA)

This course focuses on the acquisition of practical skills needed to prepare individuals to be credentialed as entry-level early childhood education professionals. It is designed as a study option for individuals who have the CDA credential as an immediate goal. Candidates taking this course have the opportunity to complete required course work, and prepare a CDA Professional Portfolio prior to the national examination.




Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of EDEC 2435 Child Development Associate (CDA), the student will:

  1. recognize the body of knowledge and theoretical precepts that professionals apply to help children learn and develop.
  2. investigate basic concepts of development and learning of children for planning learning experiences for children.
  3. ascertain appropriate expectations of children at various ages.
  4. establish a safe, healthy, learning environment.
  5. acquire the knowledge and skills to support social and emotional development.
  6. provide positive guidance.
  7. investigate ways of advancing physical and intellectual competence of children.
  8. establish positive and productive relationships with families.
  9. demonstrate a well-run and purposeful program responsive to participant needs.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 hours/week

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