The Child Development Essentials (CDA) Program prepares students for work in the early childhood care and education field. This coursework can lead to a certificate in Child Development from Bellingham Technical College and provides the coursework for the national credential as a Child Development Associate. Core competencies covered in this program prepare early childhood educators to work effectively with young children and their families. Major topic areas include introduction to early childhood, ways children learn, healthy environments, social and emotional development, physical and intellectual competency, curriculum development, family relationships, and professionalism. Participants must be working with young children regularly either in a paid or volunteer position to fulfill their coursework requirements.
Total Credits Required
12 Quarter Hours
Angel Learning Managemen Suite
Specific Technology Requirements
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, or Macintosh OS X
Internet Access Required
Microsoft Internet Explorer (7 or higher) or Mozilla Firefox (2 or higher)