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.
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)