Child Development Associate Preparation

The non-credit-bearing CDA is offered through NPRC Workforce Development. This 120-hour course focuses on the CDA Essentials textbook and portfolio preparation and is offered over a 14-week schedule with a combination of remote class participation and independent study.

Students who successfully complete this course will be well prepared to take the CDA exam and complete their verification visit. The hours completed in this course will be earned and recorded in the Pennsylvania Professional Development Registry (the statewide Early Childhood Education Workforce Registry).

Students who are granted the CDA Credential by the Council for Professional Recognition may apply for prior learning credit toward an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. This prior learning credit may be used to satisfy program requirements in ECE 110: Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits) and ECE 118: Family Involvement and Collaboration (3 credits).

Tuition: $1,200.00
Class Length: 17 Weeks
Registration for Spring 2021 is currently closed.

Course Sections — Spring 2021

Team Taught
 
Virtual Classroom
Day
Mon, Wed
Time
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Dates
Apr 7, 2021  to Aug 2, 2021
Registration for this class is closed.
Stephanie McIntosh
 
Virtual Classroom
Day
Tue, Thu
Time
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Dates
May 11, 2021  to Aug 26, 2021
Registration for this class is closed.
Tracy Robison-Chandler
 
Virtual Classroom
Day
Sat
Time
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dates
May 15, 2021  to Aug 21, 2021