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Child Care Development [CDA]

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Child Care Development [CDA]

120-Hour Course

This course is a 120-hour preparation course that covers Child Care Development.

Board of Education

This course is approved by the Board of Education. We are an approved Pearson Vue Testing Center


This course will be a blend of online learning and in-person.

Course Description and Details

Early childhood education professionals understand the importance of giving their students the best start possible. That’s why they often seek out additional training to help them provide the best developmental experiences for the children in their care. For those looking to expand their knowledge and skills, enrolling in a Child Care Development 120 Course can be a great way to stay up-to-date on current issues and trends related to child care. We’ll explore what exactly this course is, the topics it covers, and how it can benefit you as an early childhood educator.

This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of child care and development, with a focus on the most recent research and best practices. The course will cover topics such as child development theories, child care and education systems in different countries, and current issues and trends in the field. In addition, the course will provide students with practical skills for working with children in various settings, including early childhood education, after-school programs, and family child care.

Course Requirements

To earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, candidates must complete 120 hours of professional development. The coursework for the CDA credential focuses on six content areas:

1. Promoting child development and learning
2. Building family and community relationships
3. Observing and recording children's behavior
4. Working with families
5. Managing an effective program operation
6. Maintaining a commitment to professionalism

7. Two Forms of Government ID

8. Social Security Card 

9. GED / High School Diploma

Course Duration

The duration of the Child Care Development Course is 12 weeks. This course is divided into four modules, each lasting three weeks.

Reasons to Get Your Child Care Development Certification

There are many reasons to get your Child Care Development Certification. This certification can help you become a better childcare provider, and it can also lead to career advancement opportunities.

Some of the key benefits of getting your Child Care Development Certification include:

1. improved knowledge and understanding of child development principles;

2. greater confidence when working with children;

3. the ability to provide more effective care for children;

4. increased job satisfaction; and

5. the potential to earn more money.

Salary and Job Expectations

As a childcare development professional, you can expect to earn a median salary of $30,000 per year. However, salaries will vary depending on your experience, education, and location. Childcare development jobs are expected to grow at a rate of 7% from 2018-2028. This is due to the increasing demand for high-quality child care.

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