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||Certificate of Proficiency
Child Development is a 120 – contact hour program designed to meet the formal education requirements established by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, leading toward the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. This course is based on the educational requirements preparatory to the CDA (Child Development Associate) program governed by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. A student may choose to pursue CDA credentialing through the Council following completion of the 12 SCH of coursework, demonstrating competence in a licensed child care program and being observed by an advisor in this setting, completing a professional resource file, parent opinion questionnaires, and applying to complete a written and oral assessment administered by the Council.