May 19, 2022  

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ECE 101A - Infant & Toddler CDA


This course is designed to meet the required 120 hours of formal childcare training and the designated number of professional development hours. During this course, candidates will cover all 6 CDA Competency Standards and 13 CDA Functional Areas. Candidates pursuing or renewing their Infant/Toddler Center-Based Child Development Associates credential must be in a center setting and primarily care for infants and toddlers including experience with each of the three infant/toddler sub-groups: young infants (birth–8 months), mobile infants (9–17 months), and toddlers (18–36 months). In order to take this course for continuing education (CE) hours, candidates must hold a high school diploma (or equivalent), or be in a high school vocational program in early education. Face to face sessions will introduce the required CDA competencies, along with support in the follow steps for Infant and Toddler credentialing;

  1. Completion of 120 clock hours of formal childcare training
  2. Submitting CDA 2.0 application (or renewal application)
  3. Developing a Professional Portfolio (within 6 months of application) that includes: Family Questionnaires, Resource Collection items, Reflective Statements of Competence, and a Personal Philosophy Statement
  4. Finding a Professional Development Specialist 
  5. Scheduling a Verification Visit
  6. CDA 2.0 Exam at a Pearson Vue testing center

Repeatable for credit.

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