Child Development Associate Certificate

Joseph Abbott, PhD, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8856
Office: TL 145E

The successful completion of the three-course Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate prepares students for the national assessment/evaluation online test.  These classes may be used toward an associate degree for candidates choosing to continue beyond the CDA certificate. 

Program Learning Outcomes

​Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  1. Create developmentally appropriate learning activities.
  2. Explain how to build family and community relationships.
  3. Demonstrate how to observe, document, and assess in order to support young children and families.
  4. Demonstrate skills in teaching and analyze young children’s learning.
  5. Exhibit professionalism in the field of early childhood.
  6. Maintain a portfolio to demonstrate professional philosophy and best practices as an early childhood teacher.

Technical Standards
See here for details.