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CDA Preparation CE71

The Early Childhood Care and Education CDA Preparation TCC (Child Development Associate Preparation) program is a four course sequence of courses designed to prepare students for the Child Development Associate national credential issued by the Council for Professional Recognition (out of Washington DC). The four courses in this TCC provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for the national credential and provide information on the development of the portfolio required of the Council. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start and

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Present official documentation of an earned high school diploma or official GED scores.
  2. Be at least 18 years old.
  3. Meet minimum test scores.
  4. Apply for a criminal record check, and present official documentation of a TB test.

Curriculum Outline

(12 Credit Hours)






SEMN1000 - First Semester Seminar


ECCE 1101 - Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education


ECCE 1103 - Child Growth and Development



ECCE 1105 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition



ECCE 1125 - Professionalism Through CDA Certificate Preparation


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