Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood students work toward earning the Child Development Associate Credential by having 120 hours of child care training and 480 contact hours with children before taking the CDA exam and on-site teaching evaluation by a professional development specialist.

Students in this program will learn:

  • To establish and maintain a safe; healthy; learning environment
  • To advance physical and intellectual competence
  • To support social and emotional development while providing positive discipline
  • To establish positive and productive relationships with families
  • To ensure a well-run purposeful program that is responsive to participant needs
  • To maintain a commitment to professionalism