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2017-2018 Archived Catalog 
2017-2018 Archived Catalog

Child Development Associate Credential

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Alternative Training
Fine Arts & Social Science

Program Code: CHDA4

Office: Mott Memorial Building 2005

Phone: (810) 762-0332

The Child Development Program offers 12-13 credit hours to help students become eligible to apply for the National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. This allows the student to seek employment as a director of a child care center and/or employee of Headstart. These 12-13 credits also can qualify as credit towards the Associate Degree program in Early Childhood Education.

A CDA will enable you to become:

Director of a Child Care Center
A Family or Group Home Provider
Head Start teacher and/or assistant
Readiness Preschool Teacher and/or assistant

Remember a CDA alone will not enable you to apply for these positions. You must also have 12 college credits in child development, early childhood education or child psychology.

Recommended Courses:

These courses are only recommended, you may take any course in Early Childhood Education or Child Development with the exception of the School Age Child)

Endorsement - Select one


  1. Please remember MCC does not grant the CDA, it only provides course work and credits that reflect the content that assists the student in attaining the credential.

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