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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

CDA Credential Training

Certificate of Completion

 

Curriculum Code: 0921  (Effective Fall 2004 - Summer 2009)

 

The CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential is a national credential earned by individuals working with children age five and younger in a group child care setting. The curriculum is aligned with the standards issued by the Council for Professional Recognition (CDA). The certificate provides the training required for CDA credential assessment. To complete field work requirements, students must be working in a child care setting.

 

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for skills assessment and advising information.

 

INFORMATION
Contact the Health and Human Service Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1750, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

 

REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  11 CREDITS

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

CHDV 101

Child Growth/Devel: 0-5 Years

4

CHDV 111

Child Guidance/Communication

4

CHDV 251

CDA Credentialing Preparation (See Notes 1 & 2)

3

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  4 CREDITS

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:

4 Credits

CHDV 220

Preschool Curric/Learning Env

4

CHDV 221

Infant-Toddler Program Dev

4

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

15

 

NOTES:

 

1.

Students must be employed or volunteer in an approved child care program with children 5 years of age or younger for at least two half days per week in order to be observed working as a lead caregiver during CHDV 251.  An application is required for department approval.  Applications are available in the Health and Human Service Careers Department, Gannon-Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1750.

2.

This course is offered in module format as CHDV 251A, CHDV 251B, and CHDV 251C.

3.

CHDV 111 and CHDV 220 must be completed with a minimum 2.5 grade or better.  Other required CHDV courses must be completed with a minimum 2.0 grade or better.

4.

Individuals applying for the CDA credential must have 480 hours of experience working with children aged 5 and below in a child care setting.

5.

CDA credential assessment is conducted by the Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, D.C., and requires a fee and additional assessment procedures beyond this certificate.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

 

I

II

III

 

CHDV 101

Lim.Ch.

CHDV 251

 

CHDV 111

 

 

 

                   

 

 



 
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