CDA Bridge Program
CDA Bridge Program This course focuses on strengthening English skills (speaking, writing, reading, and grammar) for non- native English speakers who wish to become child care providers but lack the language proficiency necessary to participate in the standard CDA course of study. These classes integrate language building skills, relevant childcare information and customary job search practices in order to ensure that students successfully complete the CDA certification program.
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Child Development Workshop I
(ECE 110) ECE 110 CDA Workshop I: (4 credits).
This course introduces students to the Child Development Associate credential process and provides instruction in early childhood education and development. Students acquire a working knowledge of child growth and development principles. Students will also develops skills and strategies for managing an effective program and planning a safe, healthful learning environment.
Prerequisite: Placement in Early Childhood Education Site. (Can be applied to A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education and is equivalent to ECE 200).
Child Development Workshop II
(ECE 111) ECE 111 CDA Workshop II: (4 credits).
This course expands on student’s knowledge of the Child Development Associate’s role. It builds on the knowledge acquired during CDA Workshop I, and focuses on the practical skills needed to become a Child Development Associate.
Prerequisite: ECE 110; Placement in Early Childhood Education Site. Co-requisite: ECE 210.(Can be applied to A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education and is equivalent to ECE 200).
Child Development Associate CDA Externship
ECE 210 Externship: (3 credits).
This course allows students to develop and demonstrate professional standards and practical skills in early childhood settings. Students gain first-hand experience learning the process of integrating knowledge, skills, and techniques with teaching practice via employment or volunteer service at public, private, or parochial pre-schools and child care centers.
Prerequisite: ECE 110; one hour a week seminar; Co-requisite: ECE 111.(Can be applied to A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education and is equivalent to ECE 200).