Child Development Associate (CDA), Specialized Diploma


The CDA is the nationally recognized credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition and provides entry into the early childhood profession. Students may choose from Infant/Toddler, Pre-K, or Family Child Care. Upon satisfactory completion of a CDA Specialized Diploma you are prepared to apply to the Council for your assessment and receive 9 credits toward an Early Childhood Associate Degree. This program is offered on campus and online (eCDA). The online program is an innovative, interactive eCDA offered in partnership with Teaching Strategies, Inc. Check with an admission counselor before enrollment.



Required Courses

EARL106Early Childhood Development & Learning

3 credits

EARL217Child, Family and Community

3 credits

EARL244Early Childhood Profession

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 9